2. OY/YO Sculpture

In December 2015 Brooklyn based artist Deborah Kass turned the vernacular of Brooklynites into art with her cross-cultural OY/YO sculpture in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The design of the sculpture, which can be read two ways depending on which side you are standing on, originally appeared in 2011 in the form of paintings, small sculptures, and prints. Years later it would become the artist’s first monumental sculpture, taking the form of a massive eight by seventeen foot, bright yellow, aluminum sculpture commissioned by Two Trees Management Company. The piece remained near the bridge until September 2016 and later appeared on the  Williamsburg waterfront. You can see the OY/YO sculpture on display now at the Brooklyn Museum as part of the Something to Say exhibit. It will be on view outside until June 30th, 2019 along with work from other artists like Brooklyn Hi-Art! Machine, Kameelah Janan Rasheed and Hank Willis Thomas.