Friday, April 30, 2010

On Exhibit - Studios Without Walls

My installation is now in place in Brookline/Boston, Massachusetts for the Studios Without Walls show. There were times yesterday, when I was installing it, that I was battling wind gusts of up to 48mph, but I think it's secure enough so that it'll still be there through June 13th.

It's created with Weathered Fences #4, #5 and #6. You can see more pictures of the installation, including shots from all four sides and detail shots, on my website.

Many construction sites use plastic orange fences as a barrier to keep people out of danger, by blocking off the site. The fences come in many shapes and sizes, and I have been collecting different kinds of fences for many years.

The Weathered Fence Series is based on how construction fences weather outdoors in the elements. On hot days they can get limp and sag, and on cold days they sometimes crack. This installation was created by using a combination of monoprinted textures of orange construction fences and painted and hand stamped shapes, on one large piece of fabric that was stitched to highlight different lines and patterns, and then stiffened. Holes are cut in each piece, following some of the pattern of the construction fences.

There are over a dozen sculptures installed along the Muddy River, in Riverway Park, between the Longwood T stop and Park Drive, Brookline, MA, from May 1 - June 13, 2010. Exhibition is visible during daylight hours.

There will be an Opening Celebration on May 1st and 2nd, from 11am-6pm. I will be there on Saturday May 1st from 2-6pm. It's supposed to be a beautiful spring day, and I look forward to seeing old and new friends.