Stephen Powers: CONEY ISLAND IS STILL DREAMLAND to Close Monday in Brooklyn
Stephen Powers: Coney Island Is Still Dreamland (To a Seagull) closes Sunday, August 21 at the Brooklyn Museum.
This site-specific installation by artist Stephen Powers recalls the birth of a new public art in Coney Island, and the emergence of a uniquely American and wholly "Coney Island" style of painting. Powers transforms our Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery into an immersive environment filled with paintings and signs created in the visual vernacular of the iconic seaside community.
This is the newest and ninth iteration of his ICY SIGNS, a traveling sign shop he first conceived in Coney Island in 2003. The installation also includes works by Justin Green, Matt Wright, Mike Levy, Dan Murphy, Mike Langley, Mimi Gross, Alexis Ross, Sean Barton, Eric Davis, and Tim Curtis.
Stephen Powers: Coney Island Is Still Dreamland (To a Seagull) is organized by Sharon Matt Atkins, Vice Director for Exhibitions and Collections Management, Brooklyn Museum. Generous support for this exhibition is provided by VH1 and RVCA.
Pictured: Stephen Powers: Coney Island Is Still Dreamland (To a Seagull) Installation Photograph. Photo by Jonathan Dorado.