Sunday, April 6, 2014

Site Specific or Environmental Art

Pioneered in U.S., and international, mid-1960s

Site-specific or Environmental art refers to an artist’s intervention in a specific locale, creating a work that is integrated with its surroundings and that explores its relationship to the topography of its locale, whether indoors or out, urban, desert, marine, or otherwise. In its largest sense it applies to a work made by an artist in the landscape, either by radically manipulating the terrain in a remote area to produce an “earthwork” (such as Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty) or by creating ephemeral or removable tableaux along particular pathways so that the terrain is not permanently altered (Richard Long’s circles or lines of stones,Christo’s fabric walls or umbrellas). Other artists known for such work includeWalter De Maria, Michael Heizer, Nancy Holt, Mary Miss, Robert Morris, Dennis Oppenheim, and James Turrell. The term also applies to an environmental installation or sculpture created especially for a particular gallery space or public site, by such artists as Joseph Beuys, Daniel Buren, Dan FlavinJoseph Kosuth,Jannis KounellisMario MerzClaes Oldenburg, and many others. No matter which approach an artist takes, Site-specific art is meant to become part of its locale, and to restructure the viewer’s conceptual and perceptual experience of that locale through the artist’s intervention.

Source is Guggenheim.  Link here.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Tanis Montgomery, Student Work

This post features work in progress by Tanis Montgomery.  Tanis enrolled in my senior capstone course this semester, Fine Art Portfolio.  To see and read more, you can link to her blog here

Fabric dye on cotton.  Approx. 24" x 30".'

Wheat paste, alcohol-based turmeric and padauk dyes.

 "The padauk appears rather orange when it goes on, but it dries this beautiful pale red.  The padauk dye is alcohol based, which sometimes also creates some interesting effects."

Pencil and embroidery on canvas, 5" x 7".

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Aly Schaper, Student Work

Link here to Aly's blog.  You can see more of her work and follow her journey. 

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Downtown Peepholes, 2014

I will post more images and artist statements at the end of the semester in April.

AJ poses with Mahaly Grant's piece at The Closet.

Josh, St. Francis Inn

Looking inside, detail of Alex McNutt's piece at Planet Sarbez.

Kevin Mahoney used the stairwell at the Parking Garage.

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Ali Schaper worked with Luli's Cupcakes.

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Breakfeat in Bed Cupcake

Detail of Emily's Lowell's interactive piece at Wolf's Museum

Andrew Hollingsworth at the corner of A1A and Charlotte Street

Pernilla's piece at Kuckaburra

Maja worked with Melissa's Intimates on St. George Street. 

Downtown Peepholes 2014

The above images are from a tri-fold designed by SPACECAMP.

Downtown Peepholes, 2014

Check out the feature we got in the Palm Coast Observer.

Mahaly Grant


Emily Lowell

Thursday, February 13, 2014