THE COLOR FACTORY OPENING NEXT WEEK IN NYC

“Mere color can speak to the soul a thousand different ways.” -Oscar Wilde

I am counting down the days until my next visit to NYC to see the much anticipated opening of The Color Factory.  This collaborative interactive exhibit debuted in San Francisco in August 2017. Originally just a one month long exhibit, the hype surrounding the celebration of color and creativity lasted for another eight sold-out months.

Opening August 20th, the new exhibition with a palette inspired by New York City is coming to ShoHo’s Hudson Square neighborhood. Covering 20,000 square feet, The Color Factory will feature brand-new participatory installations of colors collected around the city— hues that invite curiosity, discovery and play. 

ARTISTS

Favorite artists, creatives, designers and makers are teaming up with The Color Factory to tell their unique color stories and engage all of your senses in unexpected ways.

A SNEAK PEEK

PC: @bigntoasty

100 Colors by artist Emmaneelle Moreaux each piece is cut and hung by hand hanging in the lobby of The Color Factory

PC: @fomofeedkids

Sisters Lakwena Maciver and Abimaro collaborated on this perfect symphony pairing exercise where more than one sense will be delighted.

This work was from the San Francisco show which I am so sad to have missed.  Fingers crossed there will be something similar in the NYC show! A secret neighborhood map in San Francisco led you to an abandoned dim sum restaurant doorway in Chinatown where you found a jukebox based on color. Push a button and it played a song about that color as a disco ball started to spin

MANHATTAN COLOR WALK

A special color installation by Color Factory in the garden at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, free and designed for all to enjoy.

From the buckets of lavender mums at the corner bodega to the forest green scaffolding covering a building under construction, Manhattan Color Walk pays special homage to all the colors that make New York City unique. Each color in the striped installation corresponds to a specific moment encountered by the Color Factory creative team, while walking and exploring 265 streets — from the uppermost part of Manhattan at West 220th Street down to Battery Park.

The Color Factory team walked over 50 miles and took more than a thousand photos over the course of a few weeks to create this portrait of the city. Manhattan Color Walk is a new kind of map, showcasing the colors and diverse stories that bring New York City to life, and encouraging visitors to consider how color can help define a place and contribute to our sense of togetherness.

PLAN YOUR VISIT

*All images via The Color Factory unless otherwise noted.

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