Part of the NYC DOT’s Urban Art Program, United Photo Industries’ Creative Director Sam Barzilay curated a 350 ft. photographic fence that showcased work by seven artists who employ, interpret, and manipulate mythological motifs as their vehicle for self-expression. Installed on a fence beneath the Manhattan Bridge, this photo installation took visitors on a voyage through childhood dreams and fears, unbridled imagination, and the artists’ ability to see the world, not as it is, but as it could — and perhaps should — be. The installation was printed by DUGGAL Visual Solutions, with additional support from Two Trees Management.
Featuring Ivan Forde (New York, NY), Judy Haberl (Boston, MA), Klaus Enrique (New York, NY), Mara Trachtenberg (Kingston, RI), Mariya Kozhanova (Kaliningrad, RU), Tereza Vlcková (Czech Republic), and Viktor Koen (New York, NY).
This is UPI’s third project with the Urban Art program. In 2012, UPI unveiled “(super)Heroes,” a fence project that approached the concept of superheroes as an allegorical exploration of social issues. The following year, visitors were treated to an outdoor exhibition entitled “New York (Outer Borough) Stories,” a series of images captured by New York-based artists residing in the four “outer” boroughs.