Denizen Development (formerly the Rheingold Brewery) – Mural Projects
The Denizen project, located on two adjacent sites in Bushwick, Brooklyn, consists of 15 large-scale murals, and is broken into two phases:
54 Noll Building (completion June 2018) – 10 Murals
123 Melrose Building (estimated completion December 2018) - 5 Murals
The murals are strewn throughout the complex, adorning 7-story corridor walls, one ceiling, and a parking ramp near a public garden. With the intent of bringing vibrant color and character to the area, all of the murals are massive and can be viewed from the development’s multiple courtyards. In addition, five of the murals are visible from parks that are open to the public; a strategic design choice meant to enliven and engage the local community.
To accomplish this fantastic feat, OPEN’s focus has been twofold: 1) partnering with local organizations such as Art Bridge and the Bushwick Collective, as well as with local artists, to design and create striking murals; and 2) developing community engagement programs which allow the people of Bushwick the opportunity to either actively contribute to the selection of the mural design, or to participate in stimulating educational programs with the artists.
The 54 Noll Artists are:
Jess X and Laqua Lunar
Denizen Development (formerly the Rheingold Brewery) – Sculpture Project
Nestled between the two Denizen Development buildings sits a lovely public park which will offer both beautiful landscaping and a permanent collection of five sculptures.
Open calls for artists to design and produce these sculptures will be held in the upcoming months. The final selection will be made by an independent panel, and the winning figures will be installed in April 2019.