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Nearness: Arles Del Rio at Times Square

42nd & 44th Sts, Duffy Square at Broadway & 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 768-1560
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Type: Outdoors, Public Art, Times Square Alliance
Event Location: Broadway Plaza

July 8 - 19, 2014
Broadway plaza between 43rd & 44th Streets

July 20 - August 1, 2014
Broadway plaza between 42nd & 43rd Streets

August 2 - 9, 2014
Broadway plaza between 43rd & 44th Streets

August 10 - 18, 2014
Duffy Square at Broadway & 46th Street

Arlés del Rio's Nearness deals with restrictions, distance, the forbidden and achieving longings despite impediments. The 17 sculptures consist of copper and steel panels cut out with human silhouettes of various sizes. These panels invite participants to get close and even step through, representing metaphorically the social, political, cultural and personal barriers, among others, that may keep us away from one another.


About Arlés del Rio
Arlés del Rio was born on November 6th, 1975, in Havana, Cuba. He has participated in many national and international exhibitions including The XI Havana Biennial, and his public installation "Fly Away" was part of the Behind the Wall Project (Detrás del Muro) also exhibited at The XI Havana Biennial and The 8th Floor Gallery in NYC. Recently, Arlés participated in group exhibitions such as "Premio Maretti" and "Stealing Base". He was nominated for the 2012-13 Vermont Studio Center Fellowship Award sponsored by the Reed Foundation. His work is part of private and institutional collections in several countries including the USA, Spain, Italy, France, Switzerland and Greece.