Stephen ESPO Powers Signage Spills Outside the Brooklyn Museum

While the branches on the trees in front of the Brooklyn Museum are not quite popping with buds it is a short time until they will be flushed with blossoms and then leaves, obscuring the view of some of the new site-specific signs just installed by Stephen Powers.

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Stephen ESPO Powers. Brooklyn Museum. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

The signs on the plaza, many humorous and coded, were originally created for a project he did with the New York City Department of Transportation a couple of years ago and they follow a theme of “emotional wayfinding” that he has been playing with in much of his sign-themed work for a while.

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Stephen ESPO Powers. Brooklyn Museum. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

The effect is almost decorative, to see so many of these clustered in one area – and a reminder that Street Artists have been using all variety of street poles as a means of expression for at least the last 20 years with regularity. This may be the first time we have heard of a museum acknowledging this means of communicating in public space, and Powers is a good ambassador for the technique of communication  practiced by so many.

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Stephen ESPO Powers. Brooklyn Museum. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Of course this installation is in concert with the announce extension of his show inside the museum, Stephen Powers: Coney Island Is Still Dreamland (To a Seagull), which was going to close this week but has been extended until August 21. The show, which features Powers and other sign painters occasionally in person painting (check museum schedules) is organized by Sharon Matt Atkins, Vice Director for Exhibitions and Collections Management, Brooklyn Museum.

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Stephen ESPO Powers. Brooklyn Museum. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Stephen ESPO Powers. Brooklyn Museum. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Stephen ESPO Powers. Brooklyn Museum. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Stephen ESPO Powers. Brooklyn Museum. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Stephen ESPO Powers. Brooklyn Museum. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Stephen ESPO Powers. Brooklyn Museum. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Stephen ESPO Powers. Brooklyn Museum. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Stephen ESPO Powers. Brooklyn Museum. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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Stephen ESPO Powers. Brooklyn Museum. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

 

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Stephen Powers: Coney Island Is Still A Dreamland (To a Seagull) exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum is now on view and extended through August 21st.

 

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