The completion of the work to rehabilitate seven stations along the D Line in Brooklyn was marked on August 2, 2012, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by MTA leaders and local elected officials.
We installed great new artwork at each of the seven stations. Here are details for the artwork shown in this image and its location.
20 Avenue Station -
Artist: Odili Donald Odita
Medium: Laminated glass
Location: Platform windscreens
Fabricator: Depp Glass, Inc.
This station has a combination of a busy commercial district and a perpendicular axis, in that the tracks are north and south while 20th Avenue runs east and west. Mr. Odita's work, titled Kaleidoscope, is based on the color and atmosphere within the surrounding community. His work is non-objective in that there is no imagery; instead, there are bands of color. In the medium of glass, the work will be aided by the strong light available to this particular station, and since there is no specific imagery to interpret, it can be visible and enjoyed by those one to two blocks away who will the color bands which will appear to be suspended above 20th Avenue.
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Photo: MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design.