Christopher Russell created Bees for Sunset Park, a cast bronze permanent art installation at the 9th Avenue station on the D line in Brooklyn. Designing two sets of gates and finials for the fences surrounding the historic station, Russell focused on the image of the bee, referencing the station as a kind of beehive and center of activity with individuals darting in and out. Opening this Thursday July 31st , Russell’s work will be featured at the Independent Art Projects, a new collaborative 2,500 square-foot art space in the MASS MoCA complex in North Adams, MA. Running until September 21st, the exhibition will include work from his most recent project, After the Golden Age, comprised of historic European decorative art references.
Images 1-3. Christopher Russell, Bees for Sunset Park, 2012.
4. Christopher Russell, Tooth and Claw, 2014.