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Transforming neighborhood eyesores into community focal points

 
 
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Centre-fuge transforms construction-sites, transitional spaces and structures in under appreciated neighborhoods into outdoor gallery spaces in New York City and Miami


Centre-fuge Trailer
NYC

 


Centre-fuge Garages
Miami

 

Locations

New York City

Trailer & Containers
E 1st Street
btwn 2nd & Ave A
New York, NY 10003

FSG Art Park
33 E 1st Street
New York, NY 10003

Houston St Construction
E Houston St
btwn 1st & 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003

Greenpoint Walls
Dupont St
btwn McGuinness & Provost St
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Miami

C-F Garages
SW 3rd St
btwn SW 12th & 13th Ave
Miami, FL 33130
(Under 300 SW 12th Ave & next door)

Small Wall
NW 12th Ave & NW 8th St
Miami, FL 33136
(facing 12th Ave near bridge)
 

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History

In mid-2011 a drab, gray trailer popped up on the South side of East First Street. The trailer functions as a temporary office for workers on the Houston Restoration Project and the 2nd Avenue subway line. Lower East Side residents Jonathan Neville and Pebbles Russell took it upon themselves to combat the negative impacts the construction was having on residents and businesses, transforming the trailer into a rotating street gallery dubbed Centre-fuge Public Art Project. The goal was to have between 2 to 7 artists at a time create work on all visible sides of the structure with the art and artists changing over once every two months. After the first two "cycles," the trailer was opened to proposals and Centre-fuge became the grassroots project it is today!

Centre-fuge strives to bring together communities that are broken apart by congestion and blocked road-ways, with a dose of color and expression. Centre-fuge acts as a catalyst for the future pursuit of creativity within those who pass by.

Centre-fuge has chapters in both New York City and Miami and is dedicated to the re-purposing or beautification of construction-sites, transitional spaces, community parks and under appreciated structures into public works of art, helping communities to beautify, reclaim and empower their neighborhoods!

Team

Director / Curator
Co-founder

Jonathan Neville

 

                     Project Manager                                   Miami Manager / Curator

Matthew Denton Burrows
 

Curator/ Co-Founder

Nicole Salgar
 

Curator

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Pebbles Russell

Joshua Geyer

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Submission Guidelines

We ask that artist submit a proposal in order to have the opportunity to paint on the East 1st Street Trailer.

Please email us a sketch of the mural you would like to reproduce on the trailer accompanied by reference images to previous murals or paintings as well as your website or a link to a website that displays your art.

Please label your email "Submission"

Email: centrefugesubmission@gmail.com

 

Dimension & General Layout

South Side (Sidewalk)

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Questions? Comments? Commisions?

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PHOTOS

Centre-fuge Trailer

Containers

Cement Blocks

Miami Art Basel '14