Untitled with Sky
Untitled with Sky
About the Project
“Untitled with Sky” explores the boundaries between illusion - six faceted glass windows and twelve sculptural seats clad in mosaic that depict a beautiful sky as it changes from morning to evening - and "truth," - the actual sky as it appears on either side of the art glass. Created in swirling, curved shapes in a variety of blues, purples, and rose, the work brings color and brightness to the platform where commuters wait for their morning train. The sculptural seats echo the contours and color of the windows and provide an amenity for Metro-North customers.
About the Artist
Liliana Porter and Ana Tiscornia have resided together and shared studio space for decades (currently in Rhinebeck, NY) and while they have their own individual artistic practices their relationship has created a zone where their artistic processes, materials, subjects and themes overlap.
Liliana Porter, born in Buenos Aires, was originally educated in printmaking and moved to New York where she cofounded the New York Graphic Workshop in the 1960’s. Since then, Porter has worked in a variety of media and was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, among others. She served as a professor at Queens College, and her art has been exhibited in more than 35 countries in over 450 group shows and is a part of numerous public and private collections.
Ana Tiscornia was Born in Montevideo, and draws on traumatic experiences from her native Urugua, exploring themes of displacement, war, poverty, and memory in her abstract artworks where familiar items are reconfigured. Tiscornia represented Uruguay in the II and IX Biennial of Havana, Cuba, and in the III Biennial of Lima, Peru, she also participated in the Biennial of the End of the World, Mar del Plata, Argentina. Tiscornia has exhibited internationally and is Emeritus Professor, at the State University of New York, College at Old Westbury.