May 7, 2018 By Christian Murray
An art exhibit containing 300 lamps went up Thursday night at Hunters Point South Park.
The exhibit, which is up until May 19, is located at the event space at LIC Landing. The artwork is sponsored by HomeGoods and the lamps displayed are manufactured by the company.
HomeGoods, which has 500 stores nationwide and sells items from bedding to kitchenware, is providing 24-hour security for the exhibit.
The artwork aims to mirror the skyline of New York at night. Signage place next to the exhibit reads: “Notice Manhattan’s skyline and see if you can step back to get these lamps to match it.”
Rob Basch, president of the Hunters Point Parks Conservancy, said the exhibit has generated a great deal of interest.
“This piece has certainly inspired much conversation and while it might not be for everyone we will have two weeks to view it and discuss,” Basch said.
Basch added that the conservancy is a supporter of public art being placed in the park.
Frank “Turtle” Raffaele, a co-owner of Coffeed at LIC Landing, echoed Basch’s sentiment. “People have been talking about it…and incorporating art with the park is fun.”