U2 fans living in NYC — or just visiting for the holidays — can see Sliver, the latest art installation by Catherine Owens, running until December 16th, 2017, at Kustera Projects Red Hook, 57 Wolcott Street, Brooklyn. Gallery hours: Weds.-Fri. 11am–5pm; Sat. 12-6pm (and by appointment). Owens will be at the gallery to discuss her work on Saturdays from 3-5pm.
Owens, U2’s former creative director of visual content, developed many of the most memorable sights on five U2 world tours, from ZooTV to U2 360°, and directed and produced the seminal 3D film U23D. Using the knowledge gained while collaborating with the band and the technical know how from working with Frederic Opsomer and his Belgium team at PRG, Sliver is an extension of the visual and technical language she developed while working with U2.
Sliver is a site-specific exhibition of new multidisciplinary work by Owens, in collaboration with Grammy award winning sound engineer Kevin Killen, 1212 Design Studio and Arup. The show brings together a series of triptych paintings on canvas, backed with LED lighting and immersed in a 360° audio soundscape. A set of exquisitely painted tall canvases illuminate the gallery space, suggesting transitions of time and experience through color, light and sound. As the light in the room changes, slivers of audio are heard, weaving together fragments of sound that document a migrant’s journey, the majestic song of the Dawn Chorus and elements of music by noted Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy. More info about the exhibit here.