Archive for April, 2009
Thirty-Six Views of Boise
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For Modern Art 2009, Karen Woods was inspired by Hokusai’s “Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji”, and set out to paint watercolors of the city of Boise. Encompassing the four seasons, they will be installed in the room as one large screen.
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About the Artist
Author: Amy O’Brien
Coming around the corner of Capitol and Main I didn’t know what to expect. The ad in the Boise Weekly merely said under the listing for the Egyptian Theatre “Didactic: Fantastic”. I was immediately taken by the clownish costume of a man dressed in silver spandex leggings, tight yellow swim shorts, light blue face, and a red bowler hat. He was scampering franticly seating people in his makeshift classroom replete with chairs and projector screens. There was a man wearing a pinstripe suit standing on a ladder. The clown franticly grabbed VHS cassettes from a mountainous stack and ran inside the theatre with them. I sat down to watch the action as the other pedestrians did. Inside the window he hacked apart the cassettes with an old double-headed hatchet, and extracted the film. When he returned to the street side viewing station he handed reels of film to the man on the ladder, and provoked the passers by to unwind the film. Black VHS film littered the street. The clown fidgeted anxiously and smiled maniacally for the duration of the show, and the man standing on top of the ladder remained as still Buddha.
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The Mend Project’s third donation project, Spectacled will join Modern Art 2009, for a pre show. Spectacled, is a project dedicated to raising an awareness of the some 36 million people living across the globe, who are needlessly blind. The group is accepting used eyeglass donations, which will be a part of a larger installation- September 3rd in the Linen Building. Along with the eye wear drive, artists are being asked to create their own sight altering device. Handmade eyeglasses will be auctioned off and proceeds will benefit Unite For Sight.
Eyeglass donations can be made in room 114- Modern Art 2009. Donations can also be made at the Modern Hotel, Flying M Coffee House and Garage, The VAC and Trey McIntyre Dance Studios up until Sep. 3, 2009.
For more info on The Mend Project visit: www.themendproject.wordpress.com
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