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Nearness by Arlés del Rio


Times Square Alliance and the Cuban Artists Fund present Arlés del Rio’s Nearness.  The installation deals with restrictions, distance, the forbidden and achieving longings despite impediments. The 17 sculptures consists 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.

The exhibition will be on display on the various plazas of Times Square:

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

Photos courtesy Times Square Alliance.