It seems like the New York art scene never sleeps because there’s always something new to see in the city. The latest is an immersive sculpture by Brooklyn-based artist, Harold Ancart, up for all to see in Cadman Plaza Park.
In association with the Public Art Fund, the sculpture was first unveiled on May 1st and is an homage to the handball courts that are found everywhere in NYC. Ancart stated that his inspiration came from the “unexpected relationship to the history of abstraction”, particularly shown through the several repairs/repaints that the courts go through over the years.
His piece comprised of two walls and two floors, illustrates the inevitable wear and tear through the specifically chosen color palette…resulting in its worn down aesthetic.
The name comes from his perspective of the mismatched areas as “subliminal” un-intentional masterpieces. The deeper meaning in simple terms is all about how even the most mundane things in life have their own beauty, it’s all about perspective!
You’re invited to head down to the court and even play a quick round of handball yourself, it is interactive after all!
Date: 01/05/19 – 01/03/20
Location: Cadman Plaza Park (north end), Downtown Brooklyn
featured image: publicartfund.org