Who Lives in Greenwich Village?

Who Lives in Greenwich Village? by Ayumi Horie and Andy Brayman

Oh, how I wish I were in NYC today! This ceramic tile installation, a collaboration between Ayumi Horie and Andy Brayman, opens today in celebration of the Greenwich House‘s Centennial and the wildlife in Greenwich Village in 1609, when Henry Hudson first sailed into New York harbor.

Who Lives in Greenwich Village? by Ayumi Horie and Andy Brayman

Who Lives in Greenwich Village? by Ayumi Horie and Andy Brayman

Who Lives in Greenwich Village? by Ayumi Horie and Andy Brayman

Who Lives in Greenwich Village? by Ayumi Horie and Andy Brayman

This show features an 85-piece tile installation of layered maps of the ecology of 1609 Manhattan, when Henry Hudson first “discovered” Manhattan and street maps from 1909 Manhattan. Also included are platters of maps and animals in cobalt and silver luster.

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6 thoughts on “Who Lives in Greenwich Village?

  1. The first photo is the closest thing I found [before the opening] to an installation shot. I’d expect the Greenwich House and/or the artists to have fuller documentation on their sites soon. From what I’ve seen and read, I don’t really understand the scale or scope of this project, although I do like what I’ve seen so far.

  2. Ben, Ayumi has posted more photos of this installation here — the major component, which I showed above, is wall-mounted and measures 8×4 feet. There are also ceramic platters and didactic panels.

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