Summer By The Sea

You’ll find inspiration all over the Seaport District this summer, thanks to our series of one-of-a-kind art installations. Keep your eyes peeled for work by these talented visionaries as you stroll the cobblestones and explore Pier 17.

Others Built New York by Black Gotham Experience

Based on the Other Side of Wall Street walking tour, Others Built New York tells the story illustrating the presence and imact of the African Diaspora on New York City. The mural, which is divided into three main sections, explores and celebrates equality, LGBTQ+ rights, and the resiliency of NYC.

 

Black Gotham Experience (BGX) creates media at the intersection of aesthetics and scholarship to illustrate the impact of the African Diaspora. BGX has assembled a team including two mural artists to build the visual narrative.

Skyfish by Tin & Ed

Located on the Heineken Riverdeck at Pier 17

On display through Fall 2019

 

A playful installation of six aquatic lifeforms, flying in the sky above the Heineken Riverdeck at Pier 17.

 

Nature is forever inventing new and imaginative life forms. Playing with this idea, Tin & Ed imagine a reality where aquatic lifeforms live above us, floating on thermal currents and brought to life by the wind, fluttering, flying and inflating in different wind conditions. Using AI and machine learning, the patterns for these new lifeforms are created by mixing different patterns from real life sea creatures.


Tin & Ed are artists and designers based in Chinatown New York. Their playful installations and live digital experiences explore a more symbiotic relationship between human nature and technology. They have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the world and their work is in the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, The Powerhouse Museum in Sydney and the City of Melbourne Collection.

 

Seascape Sculptures by Wade and Leta

Located on the cobblestones at Fulton and Front Streets 
On display until September 2019

With their seascape sculpturesWade and Leta pay homage to the ocean floor and its otherworldly vegetation. Emulating cavernous structures of kelp and coral formations, their multi-dimensional sculptures (some reaching 10 feet tall) are splashed with color and pattern and inspired by the historic ships docked nearby at Pier 16. Like those ships, Wade and Leta’s sculptures will age and redefine themselves over the course of the summer. 

Wade Jeffree
and Leta Sobierajski aren’t your average couple. Their studio, Wade and Leta, combines purposeful eclecticism and performative design to create satisfying and emotional visuals ranging from conventional identities to colorfully charged compositions utilizing all disciplines.

 

Seascape Sculptures by Wade and Leta

Located on the cobblestones at Fulton and Front Streets 
On display until September 2019

With their seascape sculpturesWade and Leta pay homage to the ocean floor and its otherworldly vegetation. Emulating cavernous structures of kelp and coral formations, their multi-dimensional sculptures (some reaching 10 feet tall) are splashed with color and pattern and inspired by the historic ships docked nearby at Pier 16. Like those ships, Wade and Leta’s sculptures will age and redefine themselves over the course of the summer. 

Wade Jeffree
and Leta Sobierajski aren’t your average couple. Their studio, Wade and Leta, combines purposeful eclecticism and performative design to create satisfying and emotional visuals ranging from conventional identities to colorfully charged compositions utilizing all disciplines.

 

Wiggling Waves and Water Wanders by Mike Perry

Located on Levels 3 & 4 of Pier 17, 89 South Street
On display until October 2019

With its bright colors, vibrancy and fluidity, this two-floor mural is a celebration of summer. An homage to those days that are like bright sparklers of sunlight, when we relish every moment from dawn to dusk and beyond. The mural’s characters greet visitors to Pier 17 as they arrive and provide a hyper-photogenic backdrop to their journey up to The Rooftop. 

Throughout its history, Mike Perry Studio has maintained a sustainability ethos and all wood purchased for the installation is being used in its entirety—including all scraps—and the Studio intends to reuse the materials after the mural is dismantled.

Mike Perry is an artist known for his 
Broad City openers and his Emmy Award-winning animation for the series’ “Mushrooms” episode. This is his first-ever large-scale 3D mural and expresses Perry’s joyful enthusiasm for a life well-loved.
 

 

Wallplay

Wallplay transforms empty spaces into cultural activation centers. They program & operate vacant retail spaces until landlords secure permanent tenants. Wallplay’s creative network covers a wide spectrum of art forms, technologies and brands. They move seamlessly between these verticals. The spaces they operate build community in a digitally driven world for in-person discovery of art, culture, innovation, and retail.

Wallplay is committed to its social impact mission of repurposing empty spaces for public good. They have hosted over 200 arts programs since August 2018 and our public art programming has reached millions of New Yorkers. Over the course of the year, at least 50% occupancy of the spaces that Wallplay operates are dedicated to the creative community for innovation & art programming that engage with the public in a direct and tangible way. The other 50%, comprised of culturally relevant commercial pop-ups, event rentals and sponsorships, help subsidize the cost for arts & innovation programming.

The Nautilus 

Located by the entry of Pier 17, 89 South Street
On display until September 2019

Yes, you can touch the art. In fact, your touch will create the art when you interact with The Nautilus, a public art installation from Lincoln and Atlantic Re:think. Created by Michael Szivos and his design studio SOFTlab,The Nautilus features 95 illuminated poles equipped with sensors that respond to the individual touch of each person who engages with it. The exhibition is inspired by the human-centered design of its namesake, the 2019 Lincoln Nautilus SUV. So, don’t be shy—reach out and help create a unique symphony of light and sound with those around you.
 

The Nautilus 

Located by the entry of Pier 17, 89 South Street
On display until September 2019

Yes, you can touch the art. In fact, your touch will create the art when you interact with The Nautilus, a public art installation from Lincoln and Atlantic Re:think. Created by Michael Szivos and his design studio SOFTlab,The Nautilus features 95 illuminated poles equipped with sensors that respond to the individual touch of each person who engages with it. The exhibition is inspired by the human-centered design of its namesake, the 2019 Lincoln Nautilus SUV. So, don’t be shy—reach out and help create a unique symphony of light and sound with those around you.
 

We Come in Peace by Tin & Ed

Located on the digital screens in the center of Pier 17’s ground floor
On display until August 30. The piece plays daily, every hour on the hour, for 10 minutes, and on Mondays from 7–7:30pm

A digital installation that takes the form of a virtual dance party, this piece is being screened for the first time in New York at Pier 17. The project, debuting for World Pride month, invites viewers to experience a virtual party by dancing alongside screens filled with dancing avatars, in a celebration of unity. For the project, 3D scans were taken of artist, designers and friends from around the world. The 3D scans were re-sculpted, taking inspiration from nature, to create new organisms. The avatars were rigged, taught to dance and then brought together in a live digital space using a game engine. We Come in Peace is a celebration of the incredible diversity found in nature and a reminder that we are part of that world and not separate from it.

 

YTG: Some Are Connections at NonFinito Gallery

Located on the cobblestones at Fulton and Front Streets 
On display until September 2019

(someareconnections.com), an immersive art experience at NonFinito Gallery featuring artists Sophia Sobers & Jacob M Fisher, running on select days until August 11, 2019. The art experience combines the work of two artists working in similar mediums to showcase varying multisensory environments in a two-story, 3,200 sq/ft space. 

 

The installation involves sight, touch, and sound, each with multiple sources that segment the room into seemingly infinite sensory experiences. The hanging elements of Fisher’s work contrast with Sobers’ plush floor sculptures to create a visually and experientially complete environment, giving onlookers the freedom to experience the art as they wish.

 

YTG Agency is a talent agency representing large scale installation artists, and specializing in experiential art and brand experiences for events. 

 

NonFinito Gallery in South Street Seaport honors its namesake concept through continuous exhibitions and immersive installations by emerging and established artists. 

 

Jacob M Fisher is a New York based installation artist known mainly for his large-scale string and light work. His aesthetic and process walks the line between organic and synthetic. 

 

Sophia Sobers is an interdisciplinary artist specializing in sculpture and installation art. She  investigates the boundaries between science, technology, nature and the spiritual.

YTG: Some Are Connections at NonFinito Gallery

Located on the cobblestones at Fulton and Front Streets 
On display until September 2019

(someareconnections.com), an immersive art experience at NonFinito Gallery featuring artists Sophia Sobers & Jacob M Fisher, running on select days until August 11, 2019. The art experience combines the work of two artists working in similar mediums to showcase varying multisensory environments in a two-story, 3,200 sq/ft space. 

 

The installation involves sight, touch, and sound, each with multiple sources that segment the room into seemingly infinite sensory experiences. The hanging elements of Fisher’s work contrast with Sobers’ plush floor sculptures to create a visually and experientially complete environment, giving onlookers the freedom to experience the art as they wish.

 

YTG Agency is a talent agency representing large scale installation artists, and specializing in experiential art and brand experiences for events. 

 

NonFinito Gallery in South Street Seaport honors its namesake concept through continuous exhibitions and immersive installations by emerging and established artists. 

 

Jacob M Fisher is a New York based installation artist known mainly for his large-scale string and light work. His aesthetic and process walks the line between organic and synthetic. 

 

Sophia Sobers is an interdisciplinary artist specializing in sculpture and installation art. She  investigates the boundaries between science, technology, nature and the spiritual.