MTA Arts & Design Unveils Jim Hodges: I dreamed a world and called it Love at Grand Central & 42nd Street

 

 

 

Jim Hodges: I dreamed a world and called it Love, a commissioned artwork by MTA Arts & Design, courtesy Stephen Friedman Gallery

This week, MTA Arts & Design unveiled a gorgeous new commissioned piece at Grand Central Station’s 42nd Street entrance for the #4,5,6,7,S trains. Take a look at Jim Hodges: I dreamed a world and called it Love, courtesy of Stephen Friedman Gallery.

Jim Hodges: I dreamed a world and called it Love, a commissioned artwork by MTA Arts & Design, courtesy Stephen Friedman Gallery

The stunning new installation is comprised of over 5,000 pieces of glass in more than 70 different colors.

Jim Hodges: I dreamed a world and called it Love, a commissioned artwork by MTA Arts & Design, courtesy Stephen Friedman Gallery

As described by Stephen Friedman Gallery, “The upper landing is rendered in sparkling deep blues that reference the celestial ceiling of the Station’s Main Concourse and contrast with the pale stone of the Terminal. On the lower mezzanine is a burst of kaleidoscopic colour, dazzling against the backdrop of black granite in the newly renovated subway entrance. The artwork’s organic, camouflage patterning evokes a sense of life and movement. Reflections combine with the cut glass composition to create the appearance of fluidity, imbued with a swirling visual dynamism that mimics the pulsating energy of the Station itself.”

Jim Hodges: I dreamed a world and called it Love, a commissioned artwork by MTA Arts & Design, courtesy Stephen Friedman Gallery

Jim Hodges is a New York-based installation artist. Born 1957 in Spokane, Washington, he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Fort Wright College in 1980, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

The artist, Jim Hodges. Images courtesy Stephen Friedman Gallery

More news on the Stephen Friedman Gallery website.

More commissioned work by MTA Arts & Design.

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