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

Mark Clare’s Strange Sentiment

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.

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New Curatorial Director, Jessica Frelund

Announcing the new Curatorial Director for Your Art Here, Jessica Frelund!

10582950_311037695743950_6597152307518874981_oJessica 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.

 

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Call for Your Art Here Curatorial Committee

Your Art Here (YAH) is seeking qualified and motivated individuals for the Curatorial Committee which will be responsible for the content and programming related to the mission of YAH. Applicants should be well-versed in the history and current state of visual arts, and be experienced in creating, writing about, or curating art of a public, or community-based nature. Positions are unpaid, and the terms are one-year, renewable, and begin as soon as possible.

Curatorial Committee members are responsible for curating and contextualizing YAH projects with both the local community and international art world in mind, as well as responsible at the operational level for YAH projects. An ideal candidate would have experience creating, curating, or writing about public art, and must have the ability to help artists lift and hang billboards. Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite software is a plus. Duties are shared between the Curatorial Committee members and are as follows:

  • Work with other Curatorial Committee members, artists and organizations to curate and install artworks on the three YAH billboards.
  • Develop and execute creative projects in collaboration with the Curatorial Committee.
  • Write curatorial statements and press announcements to contextualize ongoing YAH projects for audiences both local and global, within and outside of the art world.
  • Maintain the Facebook and Twitter pages.
  • Develop a budget and seek funding for YAH projects through grants, donations, art auctions, retail, etc.
  • Use digital tools (Photoshop, etc.) to represent YAH projects in print and onscreen (the website, social media, etc.)
  • Maintain the yourarthere.org website.
  • Assist artists and organizations in preparing images for billboards.
  • Work with artists and organizations to ensure billboards are printed and hung correctly.
  • Hang billboards with assistance of the Curatorial Committee members and volunteers.

To apply please send an email to the following addresses with the following information by January 31, 2013

  • Subject line: Curatorial Committee
  • A one-paragraph statement
  • Links to related past work
  • Resume
  • Names and contacts for three references

Owen Mundy 
owen@yourarthere.org
Natalie Hegert natalie@yourarthere.org

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