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Demetrius Oliver

Jupiter Opposition

September 2010 – September 2010

Along the High Line

September 21, 2010
Music: 8:00 – 9:00 PM; Stargazing: 9:30 PM

Join Friends of the High Line and artist Demetrius Oliver to celebrate the Jupiter Opposition, the day Earth passes between the Sun and Jupiter, making the distant planet clearly visible. The Jupiter Opposition coincides with Demetrius Oliver’sJupiter, a major public art commission presented by Friends of the High Line that combines original photography, live music performances, and stargazing on the High Line. Student musicians from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music will perform “Jupiter” by John Coltrane and the New York chapter of the Amateur Astronomers Association will bring their high-powered telescopes to the High Line for stargazing.

Stargazing with the Amateur Astronomers Association will take place from dusk until 9:30 PM.

Artist bio

Demetrius Oliver (b. 1975, New York) lives and works in New York. Oliver’s work has been exhibited widely, with solo exhibitions at the Print Center, Philadelphia (2014); Franklin Artworks, Minneapolis (2013); Inman Gallery, Houston (2012); D’Amelio Terras, New York (2011); Light Work, Syracuse (2011); Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond (2009); and the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta (2006), among others. Additionally, his work has been included in group exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, Chicago; and the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York. He is the recipient of the PEW Charitable Trust Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative Grant in 2012 and an award from the Rema Hort Mann Foundation in 2007.


This High Line Art Commission was presented by Friends of the High Line and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. High Line Art Commissions are made possible by Donald R. Mullen, Jr. Additional support for Jupiter was provided by The Greenwall Foundation, with in-kind support from Edison Properties and Maharam. This program was supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and from the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State’s 62 counties.