Fashion District Surfs into Summer

"Surf into Summer" by Mitchell Schorr

"Surf into Summer" by Mitchell Schorr

"Surf into Summer" by Mitchell Schorr

"Surf into Summer" by Mitchell Schorr

This July, the Fashion Center Business Improvement District (BID) displays Surf into Summer, a new series by artist Mitchell Schorr. A native New Yorker, Schorr is probably best known for his colorful murals (often placed in public spaces) and for a style and content consistently inspired by city life. Drawing from everyday scenes, Schorr’s work is energetic and vibrant, revealing a real sense of movement and love of color.

The paintings in this beach scene tableau installation depict surfers as they ride waves up to 60 feet tall. Says Schorr, “It’s like surfing a six-story building as it falls.”

Surf into Summer is on display in a street-level window at 215 West 38th Street through July 30th. The free exhibit is part of BID’s continuing series of public art exhibits, and is presented by the Fashion Center Space for Public Art, which celebrates the work of talented local artists throughout the year. BID, a not-for-profit corporation, was established in 1993 to improve the quality of life and economic vitality of Manhattan ’s Fashion District.

I Heart Public Art!

For more information on Mitchell Schorr, visit www.mschorr.com

To learn more about BID, check out www.fashioncenter.com

To read my interview with MItchell for BehindtheBurner.com from May ’09, visit Gourmet Groceries and Foodie Art.

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  1. Surf Into Summer : Newyorksurf.com – Surfing Information for the New York area Says:

    […] The Fashion Center Business Improvement District (BID) displays Surf into Summer, a new series by artist and New Yorker Mitchell Schorr.  Surf into Summer, a free exhibit, is on display in a street-level window at 215 West 38th Street through July 30th. Click here for more information on Anna Carnick’s Arts in Residence Blog. […]