Wednesday, May 4, 2016

NEW YORK CITY (MAY 2, 2016) – Internationally renowned interactive artist Jen Lewin is exhibiting her prolific light based sculpture The Pool at DESIGN PAVILION during NYCxDESIGN.

In its inaugural year, DESIGN PAVILION, sponsored by 125 Greenwich Street presents a curated assemblage of creative structures and displays, includes Jen Lewin's The Pool and will serve as the public hub during NYCxDESIGN. Through an immersive urban experience, design-focused pavilions will offer daily programming  that invite "community engagement in celebration of NYCxDESIGN" (Ilene Shaw, founding principal of event producer Shaw & Co. Productions, creator of Design Pavilion).

Through interactive light pads designed in concentric circles, The Pool creates a playful, interactive space. From one participant to hundreds, The Pool is a community gathering space where we can paint and splash light collaboratively and where Lewin aims to" throw people in a situation of engagement in their community through art.” The Pool has already been featured at light festivals, at celebrations, at museums and at art biennials in nearly 40 exhibitions spanning 12 countries and 13 states as well as at the nation’s first large scale light festival, Light City in Baltimore, MD. After its appearance at Design Pavilion during NYCxDESIGN, The Pool has plans to travel to Colorado, Nebraska, and California.

Jen Lewin has been honing her highly technical medium through the fabrication of large-scale interactive sculptures that she has exhibited in public spaces. Lewin’s permanent installations in Singapore, Minneapolis, and Palo Alto often challenge conceptions of public art. Lewin uses light, sound, and motion to create a world of connection and magic with work that explores the reality of today’s world where digital connections permeate aspects daily life.

The Pool will be exhibited May 7 – 11, 2016 and will be activated from dusk to 10PM at the DESIGN PAVILION at the newly renovated Astor Place Plaza in Greenwich Village.

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