The Dreamland Artist Club
Named for one of the famous amusement parks of Coney Island’s heyday, The Dreamland Artist Club began in the spring of 2003 when artist Steve Powers and Creative Time, with the help of “Mayor” Dick Zigun of Coney Island USA, invited a group of artists and local businesses in Coney Island’s amusement area to work together. Dreamland consists of more than twenty-five emerging and established artists who have repainted rides and created custom signs, murals, and scenic backdrops for a range of Coney Island attractions. With a dramatic range of styles and practices, The Dreamland Artist Club offers a sampling of this era’s artistry and imagination to Coney Island, and proposes a new model for creative urban revitalization strategies that both compliments and builds upon the existing character of this legendary New York neighborhood. Directed by Anne Pasternak and curated by Peter Eleey.
In collaboration with Nathan Smith, Untitled, 2004, acrylic spray paint on metal, 384 x 96 in., 975 x 244 cm.