Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) is pleased to welcome Exquisite Plants, an interactive installation that explores shape-building and abstraction through play, by artists Adam Frezza and Terri Chiao. The three-part exhibit was inspired by the beautiful blooms of BBP and provides a unique opportunity for community members to contribute to the project.
Exquisite Plants includes an interactive magnetic wall in the Community Room, on which the public is invited to rearrange magnetic plant shapes to create new compositions. In the hallway, several large wall reliefs constructed by the artists depict a series of “Exquisite Plants” made of brightly painted shapes. Also in the Community Room, a Workshop Gallery wall will showcase original collages made during workshops. Frezza and Chiao will hold community collage workshops on September, 16 from 11:30am - 1:30pm, and on October 17, from 3:00pm - 5:00pm.
Exquisite Plants takes its name from the surrealist drawing game “Exquisite Corpse,” in which several different players work together to create one drawing of a Frankenstein figure. This form of interaction encourages creation through collaboration, creative call-and-response, and continual negotiation between the individual parts of a work and its whole.
Exquisite Plants will be on view until November 3, 2017. 99 Plymouth and its Community Room are open from 8:00am to 11:00pm daily.
Magnetic textiles by Visual Magnetics
Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) is the not-for-profit entity responsible for the planning, construction, maintenance and operation of Brooklyn Bridge Park, an 85-acre sustainable waterfront park spanning 1.3 miles along Brooklyn’s East River shoreline. As steward of the park, BBP has transformed this previously deteriorated stretch of waterfront into a world-class park where the public can gather, play, relax and enjoy sweeping views of New York Harbor. The self-sustaining park was designed by the award-winning firm of Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. and features expansive lawns, rolling hills, waterfront promenades, innovative playgrounds, a greenway, sports facilities and the popular Jane’s Carousel. Brooklyn Bridge Park is a signature public investment for the 21st Century and will be an enduring legacy for the communities, elected officials and public servants who made it happen. For more information, please visit brooklynbridgepark.org.
Adam Frezza and Terri Chiao are an American artist duo whose work explores play and craft across a range of media, including painted sculpture, installation, collage and photography. Also known as CHIAOZZA (rhymes with “wowza” or “yowza”), Adam and Terri’s collaborative work has been shown in solo exhibitions in New York and Philadelphia, in numerous group shows around the United States, and in a variety of art and design venues internationally. Their studio was founded in 2011 and is based in New York City.