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176th Street

Juan Sánchez

Reaching Out For Each Other, 2006

Faceted glass in platform windscreens and mezzanine windows

Reaching Out for Each Other by Juan Sánchez is a series of faceted glass windscreens and windows that brightens the 176th Street station with streaming rays of warm colors. Hands are used as a central feature of the composition and serve to communicate meaning through a universal language. Using printed photographs of hundreds of hands, Sánchez cut and tore the paper, interspersing the pieces with bright colors and interesting shapes to produce a variety of seasonal collages. Sánchez explains his concept for the work, "The challenge was to create simple, direct, and consistent works for an urban train station. I wanted the artwork to be attractive and stimulating with much meaning and life. I wanted my art to visually convey people reaching and striving."

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