On December 13th, public art lovers gathered in Williamsburg’s McCarren Park for the lighting of Jason Krugman’s Living Objects, the second installation by NbPac and one of the largest public art installations in the park’s history. Despite the wet weather, the crowd created a festive atmosphere in the park, cheering and clapping when the sculptures were lit and hundreds of LED lights radiated through the figures’ “skin.” Following the ceremony, viewers headed to Light-Up Brooklyn for a reception and to celebrate the grand opening.
Living Objects is the culmination of months of creating, planning, and coordination amongst Krugman, NbPac, and their collaborators, including Open Space Alliance and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. Ciara McKeown, director of NbPac, hopes that Living Objects will help to connect “viewers with the park as a public space and to the essence of public art.” The project was made possible by lead sponsorship from Light-Up Brooklyn. http://www.lightupbrooklyn.com/
We invite everyone to check out Living Objects while it resides in McCarren Park (between Union and Driggs) from now until January 23rd.
Thank you to everyone who supported this project over the last few months! We could not have done it without our incredible community’s support!