Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Public Art Lecture Series Continues in Portland

As part of the Maine Arts Commission's Public Art Lecture Series, internationally known street artist Swoon will be at Portland’s SPACE Gallery at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 17 to discuss her public installations and interventions, from cut paper paste-ups to collaborative public events. She’ll discuss the importance of engaging artists and her audience in these projects, and the value of creating a culture of participation in art.

Swoon has been covering the streets of New York with her signature cutouts for over six years. Often found in states of decay, her wheat-pasted figures “collaborate” with the street to create a time-based public artwork. In conjunction with her collective TOYSHOP, she has executed projects ranging from billboard alterations and poster campaigns, to street parties and sculptural installations. Her work has been collected by the Museum of Modern Art and the Brooklyn Museum of Art.
SPACE will also host a collaborative gallery installation by Swoon and other members of her collective, October 15 – December, 2009.

This event is free to attend.

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