For Closure + BIG!NYC Gives Back
“FOR CLOSURE” Opens: Bronx River Art Center and NYC DOT Unveil New Temporay Sculpture on Monday April 9 at 1pm in West Farms Square Plaza!
Department of Transportation (DOT), through its Urban Art Program’s Arterventions initiative, are pleased to unveil a new, temporary public art sculpture by New York City-based artist Gabriela Salazar (www.gabrielasalazar.com). Salazar’s sculpture, For Closure, will be on view for seven months at the center of West Farms Square Plaza — located at the base of the West Farms Square/East Tremont Avenue subway station on the corner of East Tremont Avenue and Boston Road in the Bronx, and one block away from the Bronx River Art Center.
For Closure (Outdoors, the Bronx) is the second in a series of sculptures that draws attention to the crisis in the housing sector. Its predecessor was installed in Providence, Rhode Island in 2009. The structure is a four-story house of cards assembled from locally salvaged doors. Build It Green!NYC donated 26 doors for this "house-of-doors" exhibit as part of our BIG!NYC Gives Back material donation program. To learn more about BIG!NYC Gives Back, or to apply, click here. The thin sheet of the door stands in as shorthand for the house, the home, and the occupant, with For Closure enacting the fallibility of our sense of safety, security, and permanence.