Your Art Here is pleased to present This Land, an art billboard and experimental lecture by Chicago-based Artist, Lindsey Dorr-Niro. The billboard was installed at 6th & Walnut on Friday, April 10th, 2015.
Lindsey will be traveling to Bloomington to launch a new soapbox lecture series, performing on site, Friday April 24th at 5pm. Subverting the overly structured chaos of the Little 500 weekend by drawing attention to the hidden, unattended to, unquestioned, but not uninformed, Lindsey reveals truth as present – reminding us of the flip side of things, as well as the blurred edges between a thing’s intended use, and it’s atonal reality.
More about Lindsey’s practice can be found at: http://www.lindseydorrniro.com
Images top to bottom: This Land, Research Image
I Believe In You
Your Art Here is pleased to make record of I Believe In You, an art billboard by Irish artist Mark Clare, on view December 2014 – April 2015.
Clare’s work explores and questions the social values within our current space and time. This work, part of a series of larger public sculptures, is a non site-specific intervention. It addresses the collective public of Bloomington’s business district, as well as the individual passerby, where it becomes a more intimate gesture, leaving a ringing in the ear; a tinge of uncertainty.
The billboard refers to one of Clare’s earlier sculptures by the same name. In this prior iteration, thirteen silver helium balloons spell out the message, “I BELIEVE IN YOU,” and are left to float down, deflating slowly over the course of the exhibition. Like Clare’s humor, there seems to be a persistent mockery of the politically correct inducing veil behind which we forget interconnectivity.
Link to Mark Clare’s website.
Announcing the new Curatorial Director for Your Art Here, Jessica Frelund!
Jessica Frelund was born and raised in New Mexico, traveling to Minnesota for three months out of the year. She attended the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where she received a BFA in sculpture and painting in 2005. She spent the following seven years in California, making, traveling, and working as an Art Handler for the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the University Art Gallery at the University of California San Diego, and numerous other galleries and museums. She now lives and works in Bloomington, Indiana, while pursuing a Masters of Arts in Studio Art & Theory at Drury University, in Springfield, Missouri.
Working in sculpture, video, 2D, and collaboration, she explores her unrest with normative modes of behavior. Investigating the potential of the human organism, us, generative antagonism, and the work of replacing conventional and convenient models, she writes, “Where I modeled, I must now agitate. What I think about is what I am, and somewhere in the middle is what I does.”
Running her hands along the surface of contestable models, Jessica enacts strategies associated with amateurish ethnography and sociology.