11 x 7 x 12 ft
TALLY-HO is part of the LIMAWHISKEYFOXTROT series of sculptures artist Allen Glatter began in 2011.
TALLY-HO refers to the NATO phonetic alphabet and underscores the semaphore-like character of the individual pieces. The sculptures articulate a single, closed, continuous line moving through space. The movement, rate, and trajectory of the line are informed by drawings that Glatter makes in his Brooklyn studio using pendulums; these drawings are then transcribed using CAD-based software to produce the sculpture.
Installed at the corner of York St, Front St, and the BQE off-ramp, TALLY-HO is presented through a partnership between Two Trees Management Co and NYCDOT as a part of DOT’s Arterventions program.
Allen Glatter was born in Ft. Lauderdale, FL in 1967. He received his BA from Pratt Institute in 1989. He was a founding member of Brand Name Damages, an artist-run collective and gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn active in the late 1980s and early 90s. For the last twenty years he has worked behind the scenes in the art world, participating in the production and installation of many major exhibitions both in the United States and internationally. Glatter lives and works in Brooklyn.