About the Exhibition
Halcyon Days is a set of ambitious commissions by an eclectic mix of artists at the Commons at MetroTech Center, now known for the Public Art Fund's annual exhibitions by younger artists. The five artists featured in this publication created new works exploring diverse notions of leisure and leisure-time activities. The Commons, situated in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn, is a tree-lined and bucolic respite amidst the high-rise corporate offices, busy shopping district and educational complex that surround the area. Responding to the situation, Jason Dodge, Michelle Lopez, Andrew Kromelow, Jude Tallichet and Peter Rostovsky created artworks that address how contemporary society fills leisure hours, the priorities we set and the ideals we hold for our precious "free time."