Nic Hess "The Birds"

Swiss Institute Contemporary Art

poster for Nic Hess "The Birds"

This event has ended.

Acclaimed for his manipulation of traditional art mediums— painting, drawing and collage, Swiss artist Nic Hess bridges art history, pop culture and graphic arts traditions.

Commissioned by Swiss Institute, Hess has designed a site-specific mural which begins on façade and extends outward to encompass the rolling screen shutter. This strategy maximizes all possible surface area and presents viewable art during the daytime as well as evening hours.

Hess’ design, a spiraling graphic of birds spins from out and around the center of the building; it touches on themes of migration and impermanence. Hess kicks off this new façade program, which will change twice per year and brings together the vibrant, vernacular of sign painting with the artistic strategy of abstraction and pop.



from July 10, 2012 to October 28, 2012

Opening Reception on 2012-07-10 from 18:00 to 20:00


Nic Hess

  • Facebook


    All content on this site is © their respective owner(s).
    New York Art Beat (2008) - About - Contact - Privacy - Terms of Use