New Art Piece Arrives in Myrtle Ave Plaza

Tue, Oct 10th, 2017

‘I Ought To’ by Matthew Geller, a permanent public art piece, being installed in the Myrtle Avenue Plaza last week. Photo Credit: NYC Department of Design & Construction.

Attend an opening event for the new artwork on Nov. 4, 1-3pm at the artwork site in the Myrtle Avenue Plaza, near Myrtle Ave & Emerson Pl.

One of the newest public spaces in Clinton Hill continues to take shape, with new amenities and design elements being added throughout the fall. New this week is a permanent public art installation that’ll bring a fun design piece as well as shaded seating to the plaza. I Ought To, an original design by artist Matthew Geller, features a round canopy inset with colorful cast glass that hovers, which rests above three round seats. Made of corten steel, the entire piece stands nine feet tall and measures 14 feet wide. The custom cast glass bulbs bring pops of color to the steel structure and cast color shadows, like stained glass, onto the sidewalk below.

Installation of the piece began last week and is expected to be completed by the end of October. The NYC Department of Design and Construction – the agency managing the construction of the plaza – also notes that the hundreds of trees and plants slated for the plaza will be arriving this week as well.

To learn more about the Myrtle Avenue Plaza, click here.

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