146th St: Convent Girl (Convent Ave to Broadway)

31 - Prima Donna

31 – Prima Donna

Gallery 4 starts at Convent Ave, and continues the theme of Wall-As-Art, except in this case, the pieces are far more contemporary in style, with designs blending brick, metal and paint.

A highlight of the Gallery is yet another community mural along the walls of Public School 153, Adam Clayton Powell Jr, depicting elementary school children occupied in sports and the arts.  There is a budding soccer player here, as well as a would-be prima donna ballerina.

Further along the gallery, we find the second shopping cart in our Museum, this time chained to the metal shutters of a private apartment building.  Again, the shopping cart symbolises something much more than itself – in this case, it perhaps suggests how so many of the residents of the area are trapped in an vicious cycle of disenfranchisement and emptiness.

27 - Convent Ave

27 – Convent Ave

28 – Red brick walls disappearing.

28 – Red brick walls disappearing.

29 – In the opposite direction, metal window grills.

29 – In the opposite direction, metal window grills.

30 - Budding Sportsman

30 – Budding Sportsman

32 – The contemporary façade of the P.S. 153.

32 – The contemporary façade of the P.S. 153.

34 - Installation: Emptiness

34 – Installation: Emptiness

D - Convent Girl

D – Convent Girl

 

 

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About Kennie Ting

I am a wandering cityophile and pattern-finder who is pathologically incapable of staying in one place for any long period of time. When I do, I see the place from different perspectives, obsessive-compulsively.
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