Skip to content
subscribe
Account
SEARCH

Categories

LASTEST

LaKela Brown Explores Adornment at Rockefeller Center

No contributor

Last month, the Art Production Fund debuted a public art project in collaboration with New York-based artist, LaKela Brown. The fourth installation in the non-profit’s year-round Art in Focus program, Brown created a series of works focusing on adornment, made to fill spaces within and around Rockefeller Center in New York.

At 45 Rockefeller Plaza, three vitrines have been filled with site-specific plaster reliefs, featuring impressions of earrings, bamboo hoops, heavy rope chains, and even the artist’s own body, and embedded with materials from her life growing up—like references to ‘90s music.

Courtesy of LaKela Brown and Art Production Fund.

The presentation also features a selection of vinyl murals, installed in the plaza’s public areas, which include symbols and motifs found in Brown’s work. Immortalizing artifacts that are usually associated with African American culture, the prints are a continuation of the artist’s interest in the sartorial, while creating an entirely new context for her work.

“I feel honored to share my work at Rockefeller Center. I am interested to learn how experiencing my work in this beautiful gilded space will inform the questions around adornment, history and value that I explore in my studio. I hope that my installation will strike a juxtaposition that contributes to the context of my sources and the base of my desires,” said Brown.

Courtesy of LaKela Brown and Art Production Fund.

 

SAME AS TODAY

FURTHER READING

Louis Fratino Finds Power in Images of What We Love

Louis Fratino spoke with Whitewall about keeping the studio a space free from fear of failure.

The View at The Palm Opens in Dubai with Human-Centric Purpose

Whitewall spoke with John Bricker of Gensler about The View at The Palm in Dubai.

The BMW Neue Klasse Looks to an All-Electric Future

The BMW Neue Klasse is a statement piece for a new era: design language that references classic BMW for its soon-to-be all-electric lineup.

Melissa Joseph’s First Public Artwork is at Rockefeller Center

Whitewall spoke with Melissa Joseph about her first-ever public art exhibition for Art in Focus at Rockefeller Center. 

Friday Fête: Kicking off Spring with the NYBG, Art Production Fund, and More

New York welcomes spring with a host of events, including galas to celebrate the New York Botanical Garden and Art Production Fund, and more.

IN THIS ARTICLE

Topics

LOCATION

Topics

LOCATION

SUBSCRIBE TO MAGAZINE

Kelly Wearstler

THE WINTER EXPERIENCE ISSUE
2023

Subscribe

SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER

Go inside the worlds of Art, Fashion, Design and Lifestyle.

READ THIS NEXT

Whitewall spoke with Melissa Joseph about her first-ever public art exhibition for Art in Focus at Rockefeller Center. 
New York welcomes spring with a host of events, including galas to celebrate the New York Botanical Garden and Art Production Fund, and more.

SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER

Go inside the worlds
of Art, Fashion, Design,
and Lifestyle.