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Liz Glynn: Open House, Now + There's latest public art installation, is an opulent yet uncanny installation transforming Commonwealth Avenue Mall, Kenmore Square into an open-air ruin of a Gilded Age ballroom. This contemporary, sculptural revision of a grand interior, features cast concrete recreations of lavish Louis XIV furniture and architecture based on a Stanford White-designed ballroom used annually by New York's wealthy elite.
Glynn’s juxtaposition of extravagance and utilitarianism highlights class distinctions and the dynamics between public and private space and beckons you to take a seat and linger.
Open House, by Boston-born, LA-based Liz Glynn is organized by Now + There. It was originally commissioned by the Public Art Fund in cooperation with the artist and Paula Cooper Gallery and presented at Doris C. Freedman Plaza in Central Park, New York.