Mixed-Use High-Rise Dallas Development Gets Artistic Makeover

Cynthia Byrnes Contemporary Art was selected to advise, curate, and project manage the installation for the property.

August 16, 2021
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Mixed-Use High-Rise Dallas Development Gets Artistic Makeover

Galen Cheney through Cynthia Byrnes Contemporary Art

Project Background: 
Cynthia Byrnes fills Ardan's space with impactful art. 

Where? 
West Village, Dallas, Texas. 

Who? 
Cynthia Byrnes Contemporary Art (CBCA) — the first digital platform, offering an extensive collection of more than 6,000 artworks, that transforms the art selection experience. The team advises, curated artwork, and project managed the installation for the property.  

What was done? 
Making it simple to find extraordinary things, the lobby, amenity lounges, and penthouse floor of Ardan are filled with impactful art from CBCA artists including Dana Saulnier, Michael Dillon, Phillipe Cheng, Laura Moretz, Ashley Andrews, Liz Dexheimer, Galen Cheney (shown above), and Vicky Stromee. Each piece was carefully selected to enhance the built interiors and create a home-like experience for its residents. Continuing a long-standing relationship with the developer (Forest City Properties *now Brookfield Properties), Cynthia and her team evaluated the brand strategy, architectural plans, design schemes, determined spatial requirements, scale, and placement of artwork to interpret the client vision, project requirements, and curated art that amplifies each space. 

What was the result? 
The project created a visually and intellectually stimulating stylish home for all Ardan’s residents. 

Why was the project important? 
“When entering a home, in this case, an apartment complex, seeing art every day reinforces positive, joyful feelings, provokes contemplation, and provides a dose of inspiration. Art makes an immediate statement about the environment. An opinion is formed, whether it is conscious or not. Make it a good one,” says Cynthia Byrnes, Founder and Director of Cynthia Byrnes Contemporary Art. 

What products were involved? 
Artworks from CBCA artists.

About CBCA
Innovating the art curation and specification process, Cynthia Byrnes Contemporary Art is the first interactive and collaborative online gallery experience of its kind. Providing art advisory, curation, and full-service project management for residential and commercial projects, Cynthia Byrnes Contemporary Art offers an extensive collection of more than 6,000 artworks from over 90 emerging and established artists across a variety of mediums. The intuitive platform allows users to digitally browse, select, curate, and seamlessly collaborate on their artwork acquisitions through previewing artworks ‘in place’ via a digital ‘room’ of their choice.

Based in Westport, CT, Cynthia and her team work closely with real estate developers, designers, and landscape architects across North America —such as Forest City Realty Trust, now Brookfield Properties, Young Huh Interior Design, Kevin Isbell Interiors, Mendelson Group Inc, Perkins Eastman, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, STUDIOS, and MPFP—from conception to installation, founder Cynthia Byrnes and her team curate large-scale commercial, residential, and hospitality projects, as well as work with individual collectors. Cynthia Byrnes Contemporary Art is proof that with exceptional artists, and the right guidance, information, and technology, art collecting can be an empowering, straightforward, transparent, and enjoyable experience.
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