Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Streets Of New York Get Even More Odd

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Forget visiting a stuffy NYC gallery, the best Big Apple art is found on the streets.

That’s the idea behind Ed Woodham’s Art in Odd Places project, which displays works of art in unconventional areas on New York City’s 14th Street through the rest of October.

The outdoor project beats an art gallery because, in Woodham’s words, “It requires participation from pedestrians and reclaims what’s deemed public space.”

Among the exhibits displayed is a piece called Roadkill Stuffed Animals, which leaves bloodied plush toys on the street, and Free Books, a box of free books, only each book has the last few pages ripped out.

Though he admits many might be confused by the art, Woodham says the weird works bring neighborhood appreciation.

He says, “People on their route from point A to point B might stop to see their surroundings in a different way than they did before and take notice of what’s around them.”

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