Greenland Forest City Partners (GFCP), the joint venture between Greenland USA and Forest City Ratner Companies behind the 22-acre Pacific Park Brooklyn development, announced that Mike Perry, a multimedia artist based in Crown Heights, has been named the Artist-in-Chief for Pacific Park Arts, a collaboration of 10 local artists to bring public murals to the 820 foot-long construction fence on Dean Street between Vanderbilt and Carlton Avenues.
This construction fence, behind which Pacific Park Brooklyn is rising, will be used as a public canvas by these Brooklyn-based visionaries and will enliven the streetscape with color.
“Greenland Forest City Partners is committed to the aesthetic and design of our properties, which seamlessly translates into a commitment to public art,” said David Berliner Chief Operating Officer of Forest City Ratner Companies.
“We felt there was no better way to showcase the talent of local artists than to invite the entire community to watch them create and enliven this pocket of Brooklyn with their creativity.”
“The borough of Brooklyn is synonymous with culture, creativity and innovation,” said Ifei Chang of Greenland Forest City Partners.
“We are thrilled to bring Mike Perry and the Pacific Park arts collaboration to Pacific Park Brooklyn. As progress continues on our project, Mike and other local artists will bring neighbors and community members together to celebrate the best of Brooklyn’s unparalleled and dynamic cultural offerings.”
Perry, who will lead the delegation of artists that will paint the murals, is known for his colorful illustrations that open Comedy Central’s hit television show “Broad City.” His work is lively and intricate, known for its boldness and color and has been featured in various books, magazines, films and newspapers, including GQ, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and New York Magazine.
“Brooklyn’s artists have inspired legions of followers with their singular, relentless commitment to innovation and creative integrity,” said Perry.
The painting of the murals by all 10 artists will be held on Saturday, August 15 as part of a larger day-long celebration open to the greater Brooklyn community.