The corner of State and Adams street in Chicago just got a lot brighter thanks to Jessica Stockholder’s new public art installation “Color Jam”. In 2009 Stockholder used colored plywood and metal bleachers to create a similar vibrant effect for New York’s Madison Square Park. In Chicago, she wanted to expand upon the concept, but this time create an explosion of color that would encompass and entire city intersection. Large sections of color run across the sidewalk, crosswalk, and up the side of buildings – even covering the walls of local businesses.
The project is sure to be a tourist draw during the summer and was commissioned by the Chicago Loop Alliance. It is being called one of the largest public art installations in the city’s history, but will only remain in place until September 30th, after which, we assume it will be covered by eight feet of snow.
[ Via Dough-Nut]