Dedication Wednesday for Wave Forms, City's Newest Public Art Gracing Domus Complex at Penn

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | | 215-898-1422May 21, 2007

WHAT: Dedication of Philadelphia's latest public art project, "Wave Forms," designed by New York artist Dennis Oppenheim.  The work incorporates the 20,000-square-foot plaza and courtyard of the Domus residential complex, adjacent to the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, featuring lighting, hardscape and landscape in patterns of sound waves, as well as six aluminum and mesh bells, weighing a total of eight and a half tons, that will be eventually enveloped in foliage.

The $1.4 million project was commissioned by The Hanover Company, the Houston-based developer of the Domus complex, and its strategic partner MetLife Inc. under the guidelines of the city's Redevelopment Authority Public Art Program, which requires that developers include original, site-specific works of public art.

WHEN: 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 23

WHERE: The Domus Residential Complex, 3401 Chestnut St., Philadelphia.

WHO: Artist Dennis Oppenheim, a native of Washington State, was selected for this project after a national search.  His work has been exhibited at major museums around the world, including the Tate in London and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.