Archive for July, 2008
Annie Lapin, Parallel Deliria at Grand Arts in Kansas City. From Grand Arts’ website: “During the course of a one-month residency at Grand Arts, Lapin will work on site to create an immersive installation exploring extremes of experience and representation through the construction of the artist’s own ‘dying vision’. The project is inspired in part by W. Somerset Maugham’s 1919 novel The Moon and Sixpence, which chronicles the life and death of Charles Strickland, a gifted painter and cad whose story is, in turn, based loosely on the actual life of a well known late nineteenth-century painter. Maugham’s vivid text made an indelible impression on Lapin when she first read it in her teens. At Grand Arts, Lapin will revisit the urgent existential questions Maugham’s novel raised for her at that time, exploring them through the lens of her current painterly investigations into perception, cognition, materiality, chaos, fiction and illusion.”
I posted about the Art The Vote billboard initiative once before. The website is up and running now and you can go and rate potential designs for the 8th and final billboard. Go. Do it. I totally, totally don’t agree with the top choices at the moment. Do you?
The design above, by the way, is by Chicago-area artist, Ashley Colangelo.