This week, artist Spencer Finch began to install his site-specific glass work in the High Line's Chelsea Market Passage, a semi-enclosed former loading dock between 15th and 16th Streets. The piece, entitled
The River That Flows Both Ways, is made up of 700 individual panes of glass, each hued to represent a color of light reflected off the Hudson River.
The art piece has been commissioned by Friends of the High Line with public art superstars Creative Time, as the first of a series of large-scale, site-specific art works for the Chelsea Market Passage. Set to debut in June, at the same time as the High Line opens, the piece will be in place for at least the first year of the High Line's operation. This art program is made possible through a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation's New York City Cultural Innovation Fund.
The New York Times' Carol Vogel featured Finch's piece in her Friday Art & Design column, "Inside Art."
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