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Free 20″x36″ black and white copies available at the OPTIONS exhibition. Limited edition color pigmented prints available upon request.
Color Path Projections
Cyle Metzger and Colin Benjamin
September 20th – October 17th
Tinges Commons is proud to present its second public art show featuring works by Cyle Metzger and Colin Benjamin. Color Path Projections includes two vivid installations that use line, color and space to emphasize movement along the adjacent footpath. On the Tinges Commons Kiosk, Metzger presents us with PS5, a self-described “paintstallation” that uses two-dimensional plains to imply a three-dimensionality of the space within the image. The colors for the billboard-style painting are intended to be integrative yet vibrant, making use of the area’s own palette to emphasize a footpath that naturally emerged from the site and inspired an effort to improve the quality of its common use.
Benjamin offers us Present paths are reflective spaces (here and there), a site-specific, tensile structure of driveway reflectors and bright flagging tape suggesting internal tension and spatial projection within the compact pedestrian zone. The architectural configuration of ephemeral construction materials exists outside of the frame of everyday route and routine, asking the pedestrian to make a mental and physical leap between “here and there”. Through playful color and dynamic spatial relationships, the artists hope to enhance pedestrian experience within Tinges Commons and challenge its users to reconsider their engagement with public space.
Tinges Commons is funded by the Greater Homewood Community Corporation, the Maryland Cooperative Extension, the Maryland State Arts Council, Mayor Sheila Dixon and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts.
Curated by Graham Coreil-Allen
Join me as we explore a thrilling urban during my New Public Sites – Walking Tours – DC at the thirteenth installment of the Washington Project for the Arts biennial exhibition, OPTIONS ’09, from September 17 – October 31, 2009 at 1358 Florida Avenue NE, second floor, Washington, DC 20002. Curated by Anne Collins Goodyear, Assistant Curator of Prints and Drawings at the National Portrait Gallery, OPTIONS features thirteen emerging artists from the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.
New Public Sites
Walking Tours – DC
Washington Project for the Arts
September 17 – October 31
Conner Contemporary, second floor
1358-60 Florida Ave, NE
Washington DC 20002
Thursday, September 17, 2009 6-8pm, walking tour at 7pm
Artists & Curator Talk
Saturday, October 17, 2009 3-4:30pm
Between a suburban strip mall and its urban surroundings there lies a poetic amalgam of spaces both epic and discrete. Situated within the disparate zone where the Trinidad neighborhood and the Atlas District overlap, the New Public Sites walking tour will investigate some of the invisible sites and overlooked features within our everyday environment. On the surface we will engage pavement, piles, gates and poles. Through the terrain we will explore berms, screens, voids and vistas. The tour will last approximately thirty-five minutes and traverse a wandering path under one mile in length.
All tours meet at the New Public Sites Kiosk in the Conner Contemporary courtyard. Please arrive 15 minutes early, as tours will leave promptly as scheduled.
September 17th – 7pm – during opening reception
September 26th – 2pm
October 17th – 2pm
October 24th – 2pm
I hope to see you there.