Thursday, November 4, 2010

Member Spotlight: Crystal Gregory - public art commission, Foot Traffic in Lefferts Gardens, Prospect Park, Brooklyn - On View for One Year!! - Artist Talk/Opening Nov. 4th‏

International Women Artists’ Salon is pleased to announce the opening of a commissioned public work by Salon member Crystal Gregory, Foot Traffic in Lefferts Gardens, Prospect Park, Brooklyn.  Please join her tonight for her artist talk on location.  Follow along her installation process and life of this public work via the LinRoFORMA blog at

Her invitation and details below…

Dear Friends,

I am so excited to invite you to an artist talk and the opening reception of Foot Traffic, a public art work in Lefferts Gardens. I was asked by the Lincoln Road Block Association and given a grant from the New York City Department of Transportation to install a public art piece on the foot bridge on Lincoln Road in Lefferts Gardens. I hope you can join me tomorrow night for a short artist talk and reception at the project.


Foot Traffic

Artist Talk on the bridge
6:00 pm
Lincoln Road Foot Bridge (between Ocean Ave and Flatbush)
At the B Q Prospect Park Metro Stop

Please join us after the talk for a reception at K Dog and Dunebuggy Cafe, 43 Lincoln Road

Foot Traffic
By Crystal Irene Gregory

For years, a “chandelier” of shoes flung by neighborhood youth dangled from wires over the Lincoln Road bridge. The Foot Traffic installation was inspired by this urban image and the shoelace material. The overall piece combines ideas of movement, comfort and reclaiming community.

The installation was sponsored by LinRoFORMA (Lincoln Road b/w Flatbush and Ocean Residents and Merchants Association) and funded by a pARTtners grant from the NYC Department of Transportation’s Urban Art Program.

For more information:

Crystal Gregory is a multi media artist creating works that focus on urban landscape, home, and handwork. Her materials are domestic, architectural, and organic. The art operates as both sculpture and site specific installation. Lace and cloth and their collective relationships to psychogeographies, domesticity, privacy and personal space are the tools she uses to communicate within her work. Her installations and component sculptures are hybridized spaces, fragile and distressed. Her practice is divided into community outreach projects, studio practice and public art.

Currently living and working in New York her work has been written about in ArtSlant and Kipton Art. PS 122 Gallery hosted Crystal for in a six week performative installation, On the Fence. Other shows include Art in Odd Places, Fair Folk & a Goat, as well as Giacobetti Paul Gallery Dumbo. She is currently working with an architectural firm (SL Designs) on permanent installations and is a recent recipient of a public art grant from the Department of Transit NYC. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Oregon with a focus in Fiber Arts.

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