16 x 12 x 12 ft
This rendition of a Danish kolonihavehus (community garden shed) is part of Tom Fruin’s ICON series, which recreats architectural icons in reclaimed Plexiglas.
Measuring 12 feet square and 16 feet tall, kolonihavehus is a colorful sculpture illuminated by the sun by day and a computerized lighting system to in the evening. Originally fabricated as part of a CoreAct performance in Copenhagen in 2010, the piece has been widely exhibited throughout Europe including Vienna, Prague, Denmark and Sweden.
This exhibition in the Brooklyn Bridge Park waterfront adjacent to the Brooklyn Bridge marks the US premier of this piece, the first of Fruin's internationally recognized ICON series which includes DUMBOs own Watertower from 2012.
Tom Fruin (b. 1974) works in Brooklyn, NY. His work is a part of many international museums and collections, most notably The Hanck Collection at the Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf, Germany; the Richard J. Massey Foundation for Arts and Sciences in New York, NY; and the Buenos Aires Design Center (Centro Metropolitano de Diseño) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Fruin’s most recent contribution to public art in New York City is the 50 foot tall neon sculpture HOTEL on the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.