The Brooklyn Museum and the Prospect Park Alliance Present Judy Chicago's Fireworks Performance Piece, A BUTTERFLY FOR BROOKLYN, 4/26
This program is organized by Catherine J. Morris, Sackler Family Curator, with Jess Wilcox, Programs Coordinator, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. Major support was provided by Barbara and Eric Dobkin. Additional support provided by Barbara Lee.
Recent pyrotechnic performances by Judy Chicago were presented in California as a part of the J. Paul Getty Museum's critically acclaimed 2011-12 curatorial initiative Pacific Standard Time. These recent fireworks pieces were inspired by an increasingly complex series of works called Atmospheres that Chicago created in various West Coast locales between 1968 and 1974. Working with a small team of friends, she transformed beaches, parks, forest, deserts, construction sites, and museums with whirling plumes of brilliant color. The series grew out of the artist's ongoing research into color relationships during this period-one of the themes inher latest exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum.