Michelle Weinberg
Geo Grid Lamp Posts Installation

This fall, the public-artspace nonprofit ArtBridge is turning 65 lamp posts in Lower Manhattan into temporary art installations with an exhibition that explores resiliency.

The work — guided by the notion of “resiliency,” the ability to demonstrate adaptability and the capacity to thrive in changing or challenging environments — includes “Dances of New York City” by Frances Smith and “Geo Grid” by Michelle Weinberg.

Weinberg, a painter who’s served residencies at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the MacDowell Colony, made use of the lamp post’s cylinder-like shape for her “Geo Grid” piece. “I will design patterned art that will show movement as it swirls upward,” Weinberg explained. “Geometric and plant forms in vivid colors will ‘grow’ from bottom to top, and they have a sense of motion ingrained in them.”

The art was selected through a public-design competition held over the summer that drew more than 100 artist applications. The review panel of esteemed judges included Gary Carrion-Murayari, Curator, New Museum; Lili Chopra, Executive Director, Artistic Programs, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; and Claire Gilman, Curator, Drawing Center.

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