SUNY Optometry, Purchase College Partner for Neuberger’s SPACE | 42

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SUNY College of Optometry and Purchase College have collaborated to establish the Neuberger Museum of Art’s SPACE | 42.

Located on SUNY Optometry’s lobby level, the new gallery is a contemporary art space in the heart of New York City.

Day After Day by Deborah Kass
Day After Day by Deborah Kass
The inaugural installation is Day After Day by Deborah Kass, a Brooklyn-based artist known for the OY/YO public art sculpture in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

The site-specific wallpaper piece is based on her 2010 painting of the same name.

“The idea for it began with the Stephen Sondheim song, ‘Not a Day Goes By,’” says Kass, whose work may also be found at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

“The color panels I used were a reference to Ellsworth Kelly, whose work I love. I used a stencil from a hardware store for the type, which some might say is in the style of Jasper Johns, but he’s another favorite artist of mine, so it’s ok.”

SPACE | 42 is consistent with the vision of Roy R. Neuberger, the Museum’s founding patron – to support and encourage the work of living artists, to spark community engagement and dialogue, and to be accessible to all.

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