Your Art Here puts art on billboards and other public spaces usually reserved for commercial messages.

New Co-Curatorial Directors, Katelyn Greenberg and Mitch Meyers

983864_10155271037875385_589177124950358606_nKatelyn Greenberg born in Alton, IL. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Illinois College in Jacksonville, IL in 2014 and is currently pursing her Master of Fines Art in Sculpture at Indiana University’s Bloomington campus.

Katelyn’s work has a lot in common with traditional fairytales. They deal with archetypes and involve traditional roles of the good, the bad and the kind helper. These memories of make believe have animals, people and monsters as characters. Strange and magical things happen in these tales; animals speak, trees walk and humans fly. Like in traditional tales these have some shocking and gruesome elements.

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“Brother” Mitch Myers was born and raised in the city of Bloomington, he has known no other home except for the one where his heart is. “I really like animals and good music”, he says. This is his last semester as a BFA candidate. When he graduates in the fall he plans to move to Portland, Oregon where he will obtain his pilot’s license and fly hot air balloons while working at a used bookstore on the side to cover the steep cost of his flying lessons.

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LIVE ART: Only Answer the Question Asked

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See this work live and in person on the north west corner of 6th and Walnut St! If you want, tag us on facebook at Your Art Here when you see it.

There is nothing here about saving children from bleating bombs in religious lands, or even about quote unquote natives screaming at quote unquote illegals to stop taking away veterans benefits. There is nothing here to show disdain for high capacity automatic weaponry being carried into fast-food restaurants scaring the souls of parents needing to explain to their children 2nd amendment rights written 200+ years ago. This is a political statement about political positioning – the positioning of power and privilege — privileged way too much to truly know discomfort and discrimination. Thus and hereby, are the effects of such a position:

This work is disrupting a moment. In direct contact and in the midst of global woes, they seize a time to raise questions beckoning to be answered against that which makes them seem utterly frivolous in comparison. It appears as a distraction; yet, there is an unmeasurable, indirect justice for this object to enter your space and begin making efforts of change. It is part of an unconscious collective made concrete and now exposed, shared and given, injected at times without notice or desire. Its potential will unknowingly arise in others somehow somewhere, to help instigate eventual rise-ups and walk-outs in response to perpetual shut-ups and sit-downs.

KEITH ALLyN SPENCER was born and raised in the American Southwest. He resides with his family in Bloomington, Indiana where he works as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Indiana University. He received his MFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design (2011) and a BFA in Painting from the University of Texas at El Paso (2003). #BlackLivesMatter. Recent group exhibitions consist of New Galerie at Yves Klein Archives (Paris), Simon Oldfield Gallery (London), Ditch Projects (Oregon), BigMedium (Austin), and Mixed Greens (NYC). Recent solo shows include The Composing Rooms (Berlin), Welcome Screen (London), Juicys Gallery (NYC), Oliver Francis Gallery (Dallas), Target (Indiana), and Domino’s Pizza (Rhode Island).

See him on the internet at keithallyn.com

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Only Answer the Question Asked

1381511_10153702747594232_2475896361231476870_nJoin artist KEITH ALLyN SPENCER to witness “Only Answer the Question Asked.”

Keith says, “I will bring the coffee AND donuts, you just bring your sleepy head. Join me Sunday 3/20 morning while I paint a billboard space on the corner of 6th and Walnut.” If that’s not tempting enough, read about Keith’s disruption of space below and RSVP to his Facebook event to stay in the loop.

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There is nothing here about saving children from bleating bombs in religious lands, or even about quote unquote natives screaming at quote unquote illegals to stop taking away veterans benefits. There is nothing here to show disdain for high capacity automatic weaponry being carried into fast-food restaurants scaring the souls of parents needing to explain to their children 2nd amendment rights written 200+ years ago. This is a political statement about political positioning – the positioning of power and privilege — privileged way too much to truly know discomfort and discrimination. Thus and hereby, are the effects of such a position:

This work is disrupting a moment. In direct contact and in the midst of global woes, they seize a time to raise questions beckoning to be answered against that which makes them seem utterly frivolous in comparison. It appears as a distraction; yet, there is an unmeasurable, indirect justice for this object to enter your space and begin making efforts of change. It is part of an unconscious collective made concrete and now exposed, shared and given, injected at times without notice or desire. Its potential will unknowingly arise in others somehow somewhere, to help instigate eventual rise-ups and walk-outs in response to perpetual shut-ups and sit-downs.

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