Albert on the Avenue
Art in Public Places Boynton Beach
Albert Paley, one of the world’s prominent metal sculptors has collaborated with the City of Boynton Beach’s Art in Public Places. A new outdoor exhibit called, “Albert on the Avenue”, consists of six massive sculptures totaling 17 tons. The national exhibit is an easy-to-walk, self-guided, 30 minute tour along E. Ocean Avenue in the City’s Cultural District. Albert Paley’s descriptive commentary of each of his sculptures can be accessed via a smart phone connecting with a QR code on each of the artwork plaques.
A colorful iconic sculpture, titled “Cavalcade”, reaches 40-feet into the sky, making it the tallest public art in the Palm Beaches. “Cavalcade” is a permanent sculpture, commissioned by the developers of 500 Ocean and complies to the City’s one-percent public art ordinance. The five additional Paley sculptures are on are on loan for the year long exhibit ending in Sept. 30, 2018. These artworks are for sale with a percent commission benefitting the City of Boynton Beach Art in Public Places program.
Albert Paley describes Cavalcade as, “The sculpture provides a dramatic silhouette with spire-like shapes projecting into the sky. These vertical elements have their basis in my interpretation of palm fronds. Although the sculpture is not kinetic, the interlaced folded metal shapes indicate movement as if they are being articulated by the air from the sea. The sculptures dynamism will change with the passage of time.”
Albert on the Avenue nationally recognized exhibit promotes the new Town Square Boynton Beach redevelopment project’s Cultural District in east Boynton Beach. Tours can be scheduled for groups and organizations by contacting Debby Coles-Dobay: [email protected]