Space for Public Art: Kaufman Arcade Nancy Saleme & Patricia CazorlaKaufman Arcade 132 West 36th Street
Three works of art that symbolize profound moments in life adorn the walls of the Kaufman Arcade. Garment District favorites, artists Nancy Saleme and Patricia Cazorla, collaborate again to present their work in a venue the public can freely enjoy.
Nostalgia, by Nancy Saleme, is a series of digital photographs presented on a wooden panel that are intended to capture life’s fleeting moments. Through photographing intimate corners of her home in Brooklyn that are filled with orchids, these pieces reveal the artist’s personal memories and longing of a country she once left.
Where The Warm Light Hides, was created by Patricia Cazorla through utilizing photographs taken of items that were treasured by her grandmother, as well as her childhood home. Cazorla recreated these images through drawings and watercolors, and scanned her work onto a computer to experiment with new dimensions and vibrant colors. It is inspired by the events that have had a profound impact on her life,
Designed by both Saleme and Cazorla, Across the Bridge is a tribute to the Amtrak Dock Vertical Lift, a bridge built in 1937 that spans the Passaic River in Newark, NJ, and carries train traffic. This portrait symbolizes life’s challenges, the migrations that shape society, new horizons and confrontation with the unknown.