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City Of Boston: Mayor Janey Celebrates Installation Of New Public Artwork In Jamaica Plain

  • MassArt in the Media
  • Sculpture

The City of Boston commissioned Matthew Hinçman to create Wythe & Web, and it was funded by the City’s Percent for Art program.

The artwork is located on the lawn in front of the library and BCYF Curtis Hall facing South Street. It is a sculptural intervention that consists of a series of low brick walls that zig-zag across the lawn. Some of the walls are capped with brightly colored glazed bricks, and others are capped with slabs of granite. In addition to the walls, there are five bronze chairs that take their form from the vinyl webbed folding chairs found in millions of backyards and lawns. 

Matthew Hinçman is a sculptor and educator living in Jamaica Plain, and is a professor of sculpture at Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt). He is also chair of the Fine Arts 3D Program at MassArt. He currently serves on the board of the Boston-based nonprofit Now+There. He’s best known for “Jamaica Pond Bench, 2006,” and “STILL, 2014,” both located in Jamaica Plain.

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