RxART is proud to have worked with Dan Colen in 2017 to create a massive site-specific installation at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children in Bayside, NY. Colen created a brilliantly-colored, photorealist masterpiece of enlarged pieces of falling confetti inspired by his paintings of the same imagery. Colen and RxART worked with Collossal to hand paint the walls and ceiling of the 2,500-square-foot Activity Center that is used daily by nearly 300 inpatients and outpatients from all five New York City boroughs and parts of Long Island. The bright and metallic swirls of color brighten this previously dark and cavernous space into an inspiring epicenter used for indoor recreating, education, art classes, talent shows, and performances.
RxART is grateful to Serge Azria for generously underwriting this project. Photos: Christopher Burke, Shoot Art.