CLARE WEISS EMERGING ARTIST AWARD

Announcement

NYC Parks officials will present Katherine Daniels’ twelve large-scale weaving, entitled Ornamental Paths. Daniels is the second annual recipient of Parks’ Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award.

Katherine Daniels’ twelve large-scale weaving called Ornamental Paths, constructed from everyday objects and materials, interprets the brick and mosaic Art Deco patterns along the century-old Grand Concourse through interlaced geometric forms, horizontal stripes and vertical bands. Made from plastic ribbons woven into wire fencing attached to the park's permanent 3-foot high railings, this vibrant take on the Bronx’s historical architecture will be on view from June 7, 2012 through June 2013.

Clare Weiss (1966-2010) was the former Public Art Curator for Parks. During her tenure she curated more than 100 outdoor public art installations throughout the city. The Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award in the amount of $7,000 will be granted annually to one emerging artist. The location will change annually, and will be determined based on the site’s visibility and location within a neighborhood historically under-served by public art.