Flesh & Bronze
DOT Art partnered with NYC Council District 33, EBC High School for Public Service, and the Public Service Artists Guild to present a series of 30 aluminum artwork signs titled, “Flesh & Bronze” installed on street light poles along Broadway from Cornelia Street to Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn. “Flesh & Bronze” depicts colorful, graphic compositions that examine the role public monuments play in society. The historical figures depicted in the series were chosen by EBC High School students led by their discussions on place, identity, representation, history, diversity and inclusion. The project, managed by artist and teacher, Thomas Gleisner, was a part of a larger initiative, titled, “Brighten Broadway,” put in place by Councilman Antonio Reynoso that aims to change the perception of Broadway in Bushwick through artwork and programming.
NYC DOT Art Program, Arterventions
In partnership with NYC Council District 33, EBC High School for Public Service, and the Public Service Artists Guild.
Flesh & Bronze by Thomas Gleisner and Y-Plan participants at EBC High School for Public Service
Street Light Poles, Broadway from Cornelia Street to Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn