Victory Park has unveiled the first installation in its public art program.
The 8-foot steel sculpture depicting a hand making a “V-sign” gesture sits at the intersection of Victory Park Lane and Olive Street. It’s the work of California-based artist Nathan Mabry. The sculpture titled, Heavy Handed (Symbol), is part of his Heavy Handed series and is meant to reference the gesture of victory and peace.
“Embracing public art and the impact it can have on a space is a major initiative in our efforts to create a more vibrant, soulful Victory Park.”
“The Heavy Handed works pay homage to minimalist and industrial sculptors like Tony Smith or Richard Serra,” Mabry said in a release. “However, upon further inspection, these sculptures reveal themselves as symbolic hand gestures. This particular work references the very site it sits on, Victory Park.”
The steel structure is the first of many art pieces to come for the area surrounding the American Airlines Center, which is in midst of a redevelopment.
“Embracing public art and the impact it can have on a space is a major initiative in our efforts to create a more vibrant, soulful Victory Park,” said Terry Montesi, CEO of Trademark Property Co., which is a retail partner for Victory Park. “By bringing creative, relevant public art to the district, we hope to enhance the emotional connection with the community and make Victory Park one of Dallas’ most interesting destinations.”
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