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Hole in the Sky 6

This artwork is on view at the Museum of Arts and Design in the exhibition Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities.

Trainset Ghetto is more voyeurism than hobbyism. It is the physical by-product of teenage suburban daydreams and attempts to live vicariously through an alien post-urban 1980s landscape that was in no way part of my quotidian existence. I only caught glimpses of this landscape through car rides on the Bruckner Expressway or in Henry Chalfant’s graffiti photographs or movies such as The French Connection and Style Wars.

The urban fabric and vernacular architecture of New York are perpetually familiar and perpetually unfamiliar. My scenes attempt to exploit this ambiguity of place—the feeling of remembering a place that one has never actually visited. - Segment of artist Statement by Peter Feigenbaum.

Image courtesy of the artist

 

Materials: 

Photograph: Digital lambda print. Model: Plywood, foam, chipboard, scenic landscaping material, tempera, plaster

Comments

The artist took this picture outside in a real place. The way you can tell is by perspective. The artwork is not real but it is shot in a real place.