"Skyyys™" by Dave Greber
About the project
Commissioned by MTA Arts & Design, artist Dave Greber’s video installation "Skyyys™" featured vibrant, digital abstractions created using recognizable, colorful kinetic objects, such as balloons, bouncing balls, stuffed animals, and more. "Skyyys™" playfully mimics the persistent activity and change that defines our material world and transit experiences. The digital artwork references the constant stream of visual information that we all experience daily, and in response, remixes this stream into an entertaining and witty new universe of familiar objects. The fluid pace, whimsical imagery, and prismatic palette of "Skyyys™" created harmonious visual-music that complemented the pace of commuters at Fulton Center, a likewise kaleidoscopic space of transition from street to subway in the heart of visually diverse New York City.
"Skyyys™" was presented by MTA Arts & Design with technical support from Westfield Properties and ANC Sports.
About the artist
Dave Greber is an artist, educator, and consultant, based in New Orleans. He received a film degree from Temple University in 2009 and MFA in Digital Media from Tulane University in 2013. He began exhibiting artwork as a member of New Orleans-based collective, The Front, and since has been featured in Crystal Bridges’ State of the Art, Lorna Mills’ Ways of Something (Dreamlands, Whitney Museum of American Art), C24 Gallery’s Double Crescent, Sculpture Month Houston, and solo exhibits at the Arthur Roger Gallery in New Orleans. His artistic identity has expanded beyond the gallery walls to include roles as a secular pilgrim as a thru-hiker on the Appalachian Trail, a metaphysical healer in Taos, NM, a brewer of wild-foraged beverages in Norway, and as the A/V Manager of the Prospect.4 Triennial. He has participated in many studio residencies including through the NCCA in St. Petersburg, Russia, Narva Kunstiresidentuur, Estonia, Salon in a commercial mall, and with Scandy.io, an app-developer in New Orleans.