New Public Art Installation at The Street

New Public Art Installation at The Street

The Street is pleased to present its second public art installation in collaboration with Art Production Fund. Following the popular Deborah Kass exhibit, which has been on view at the property since September 2014, The Street will now debut Objects of Desire, a 44-banner photography series by the talented Jessica Craig-Martin, whose works have been recognized by such cultural institutions as the Guggenheim Museum, New York, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York and in magazines such as Vanity Fair and Vogue. With a deep commitment to celebrating art and culture, The Street strives to delight guests and enhance its shopping experience with this intriguing series. The Jessica Craig-Martin exhibit will be on view outdoors throughout The Street from Thursday, May 21, 2015 through fall 2015.

New Public Art Installation at The Street

To fully celebrate the installation and support artists in their own community, merchants throughout The Street will generously donate a portion of proceeds on May 21st to Artists for Humanity, a Boston based non-profit whose mission is to bridge economic, racial, and social divides by providing under-resourced youth with the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in the arts.

New Public Art Installation at The Street
In strolling The Street, guests will find a series of vibrant photographs that depict objects of desire in high-contrast, cropped, and fantastical compositions — a woman’s heeled foot alongside a dog’s paw, the jewel-like splendor of a chandelier, the center rift of a blonde woman’s French twist. The images on view are exemplary of Craig-Martin’s distinctive approach to photography and her ongoing interest in abstract forms of fashion portraiture.

New Public Art Installation at The Street
“We are very excited to showcase Jessica’s work. She is an amazing talent whose images so incredibly capture the most beautiful but often-missed details that surround us. We hope that the show will be a welcome cultural break in the midst of peoples’ busy lives and not only make people smile but also provoke lively conversation,” said Samantha David, Head of Up Markets, a division of WS Development, which owns The Street. “We are also truly thrilled to be partnering with Artists for Humanity the day of our opening. We salute their mission of providing paid creative opportunities to Boston teens that result in these expressions of art and design, and which provide a path to developing entrepreneurial skills for their future.”
New Public Art Installation at The Street
“Craig-Martin’s work brings an exciting example of contemporary art to an unexpected and uniquely appropriate public venue,” said Art Production Fund Co-Founder Yvonne Force Villareal. “We were inspired by the prospect of working in uncharted territory and within an unexpected forum, and hope this work engages the local community.”

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