A Look Inside: Downtown Installation Redefines Window Dressing

by Erica Getto · June 29, 2012

    It’s not every day that when you talk about New York being a window onto the world, you’re really talking about windows.  But in a newly opened art installation, four artists have taken on the task of transforming downtown windows into works of art.

    'Tales: The Narrative Image,' which opened this week, features an architectural storybook in the One New York Plaza Art Space windows.  The installation is presented by Arts Brookfield as part of the River to River Festival.

    ['Biophilia' by Butcher Walsh via]

    From now until September 28, you can experience this life-sized tribute to storytelling, designed by new-York based artists Amy Kao, Colin O’Con, Butcher Walsh, and Charmaine Wheatley.  As you pass by each of the artists’ ground-level window works, you’ll come across vinyl renderings of small-scale buildings and still photography, city scenes and everyday encounters.

    The installation will be on view for free, Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 7 PM.  For more information, click HERE. ['24 hours, 1,440 Minutes and 86,400 Seconds' by Amy Kao via]