Ballroom Marfa Art Fund


Charles Mary Kubricht’s Dazzle on the High Line

31 Aug 2011

WWI dazzle on ship

Marfa is taking over the High Line! In addition to Ballroom’s upcoming program with Laleh Khorramian and Shahzad Ismaily, Marfa artist Charles Mary Kubricht will transform park storage containers located on the High Line at the Rail Yards. The High Line at the Rail Yards is located between West 30th and West 34th Streets, and the installation will be on view from the northern end of the park, near West 30th Street, beginning Saturday, September 24.

Kubricht’s installation is inspired by dazzle, a type of protective design and coloration on animals described by Abbott Thayer in America and developed into military camouflage by Norman Wilkinson in Great Britain during World War I. Dazzle camouflage was used to confuse the enemy by disguising the ships and complicating the tracking of the ship’s movement. For the High Line, the artist will paint black and white disruptive patterns on park storage containers, altering the view of these large structures from the northern end of the High Line. For more information, please visit the High Line.

Check out samples of Kubricht’s dazzle installations in other venues. Kubricht also has an upcoming solo exhibition at the Marfa Book Company.