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Stephen Westfall

Perasma I & II; Dappleganger, 2018

Laminated glass

For the 30 Av station in Queens, artist Stephen Westfall created Perasma I & II; Dappleganger. This laminated glass artwork comprises frieze-like panels of abstract, geometric patterns used to rhythmically invoke universality alongside cultural identity.

Stephen Westfall is a New York City-based painter, who creates his geometric abstractions in both large-scale wall paintings and canvas. He uses bold shapes, patterns, palette, and compositions in large scale wall paintings as a way to address architecture more directly.

Westfall worked closely with Queens-based glass fabricator Depp Glass to create the 47 laminated glass panels installed at the 30 Av station. The scale, mirrored glass, and merging movement invoke not only the repertoire of processional themes in classical friezes, but also the movement of public transportation in our contemporary life, in particular the shuttering of light through the mezzanine windows and the bustle of commuters in our mass transit system.

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