CLAW Hits The East Village
Pebbles Russell and Jonathan Neville are proud to present the Centre-fuge Public Art Project, a rotating outdoor gallery with work by multimedia artists. The project is dedicated in memory of friend, creator and Lower East Side neighbor, Mike Hamm. Above is Claw’s ode to Wonder Bread, that can be seen from Houston Street. More about this awesome project after the jump….. In mid-2011 a drab, gray trailer popped up on the South side of First Street. The trailer functions as a temporary office for workers on the 2nd Avenue subway line. Centre-fuge Public Art Project will transform the trailer for one year into a rotating street gallery. Between 2 to 7 artists at a time will create work on all visible sides of the structure. The art will change over once every two months on a pre-set weekend. Artists must submit proposals in order for their work to be deemed appropriate for the broader community. The artists will supply their own materials. Throughout the year, various fundraising events will support the project. The third cycle of Centre-fuge will see the start of an application process, so that anyone can propose an idea for work on the trailer. The final cycle (installed November 10-11) will include work from any previous artist on the project, members of the Lower East Side Girls Club and other local youth, art, and community groups, schools and organizations. A small event will be held on the block that weekend.