New Public Sites in On The Road at the Arlington Arts Center

New Public Sites Arlington Drift map

New Public Sites Arlington Drift map

Among towers, over voids, within our fleeting reflective movements
there live vistas invisible and playscapes for all.

Immersed in the sublime matter of place,
grasping these moments of our daily passing,
drifting through infinite sites of freedom,
we test the limits of space public
and cultivate situations unseen.

 
New Public Sites – Arlington Drift

2-Channel Video/Map installation

1 Free Walking Tour – March 5th, 2pm

All featuring sites within walking distance from the gallery.
ON THE ROAD
Arlington Arts Center
FEB 2 – APR 3, 2011 Opening Reception: FEB 4, 7 – 9 PM
ON THE ROAD features artists who work in the world, away from gallery or studio environments, inviting unexpected encounters. Many of their projects are created in temporary residencies, and explore tourism, informal public spaces, and nomadic peoples.

One the Road Arlington Art Center

NPS-PST: Views From Below in Hope Against Hope at the Phoenix Shot Tower

Hope Against Hope
Exhibition Dates: October 8 – December 4
Curated by: Michael Benevento + Andrew Shenker
Curatorial Advisor: Angel Oloshove

Opening Reception October 8, 6-10PM, Cash Bar
Live performance by Laure Drogoul, Dustin Wong, and H. Honne Wells

Phoenix Shot Tower
corner of Fayette and Front (near President st, end of I-83)

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From the theft of fire [by Prometheus], to contamination through water [Leviticus]; echoing the home of invention and the cornerstone laying by Charles Carroll of Carrollton; a commercial enterprise dissolves the myth of bullets and opens onto hope as poison at the bottom of Pandora’s box.

Scattering the fragments of history to the sound of falling water, this once tallest building in the US becomes a site of modest explorations and play.

Featuring site specific performances, video, drawing, installation, food, and lectures.

Adrian Lohmüller, Anthony Boening, Dane Nester, Dustin Carlson, Dustin Wong, Elizabeth McTernan, Eric Leshinsky, Fred Scharmen, Gram Coreil-Allen, H. Honne Wells, Heda Hokschirr, Jan Razauskas, John Ellsberry, Jordan Bernier, Julianne Hamilton, Kathleen Mazurek, Kristen Anchor, Laure Drogoul, Lee Freeman, Lou Joseph, Marian Glebes, Patrick Caulfield, Mike Washington, Ms. Nagle’s March Middle School Class, Robby Rackleff, Ryan von Dohlen, Sometimes Dining, Stewart Watson, Susie Brandt, Teddy Johnson, and Tim Doherty.
www.currentspace.com
www.carrollmuseums.org

*This exhibition is in collaboration with the Carroll Museums and will be hosted at the Phoenix Shot Tower

Phoenix Shot Tower on Google Maps

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New Public Sites – Phoenix Shot Tower: Views From Below


Exchanging historical vistas from the tower’s rooftop with street-level contemporary sites, Views From Below re-views the iconic Phoenix from overlooked, interstitial vantages. Hanging within the frame of the “Views From the Top” educational display, pedestrian photos of the tower hover directly in front of skyscraper views from the tower. Instead of looking out from above, the participant looks towards from below. Free maps locate the vista-reversals, encouraging participants to see the new public sites for themselves. Drifting pedestrian views subvert the tower’s rarefied vistas by situating the participant within accessible moments of invisible public space.

New Public Sites
Situated within disparate urban zones of overlap, rupture, ambiguity and interstice, the ongoing New Public Sites project addresses how lost spaces and overlooked features of the city are experienced at a pedestrian level. The project starts with a radically expanded understanding of civic space and proposes alternatives for representing and activating the potential for such under-recognized sites.

Desperate Times at Subbasement Artists Studios

Desperate Times exhibition

Desperate Times exhibition

I will be participating in the upcoming Desperate Times, the upcoming show at Subbasement Artist Studios, opening Saturday September 11th and running through October 9th. Five emerging Baltimore artists will exhibit work reflecting a broad range of dystopian anxieties in response to the present state of society and culture.

Opening reception Saturday September 11th, from 7 – 9 p.m.
Subbasement Artist Studios are located 118 N Howard St., Baltimore MD

Darrell Appelzoller’s photographs are built into topographically inspired 3-dimensional islands, exploring issues of individual isolation amidst a wealth of technological communicational devices while we live together in increasingly closer proximity to one another. BHIBTB makes video installations inspired by science fiction films and literature. His videos show a future world in which Utopia seems to have finally come to be a reality, yet this future is extreme in its sterility, sublimely cultish, and Orwellian in its nature. Graham Coreil-Allen’s ongoing project, New Public Sites, exposes the absurd, overlooked, and banal, aspects of the metropolis’ we inhabit through guided tours, videos, and installations, “playfully exploring a thrilling urban sublime through drifting symbols of invisible sites”. Matthew Fishel’s work takes a significantly darker tone. Cinematic in their nature, Fishel’s videos and animations are inspired by, and are in response to, classic science fiction films and Hollywood’s current fascination with apocalyptic scenarios. Sarah McNeil has created a world in which all is not lost. Her sculptures, animations and installations follow the exploits of the Bricoleur Dream Brigade, who with their wit, cleverness, and fantastical devices, combat the negative energies and pervasive cynicism of the current moment, healing individuals and leaving the world a better place than they found it. Desperate Times is curated by Jason Irla who has brought together this group of five artist who’s disparate methods of working are all conceptually linked to finding ways in which to navigate the dystopian world we inhabit. Please join Subbasement Artist Studios, the five artists, and the curator, at an opening reception Saturday September 11th, from 7 – 9 p.m.

Subbasement Artist Studios are open Sunday through Friday by appointment only. For more information please call 410-659-6950, email info@subbasementartiststudios.com or visit us at www.subbasementartiststudios.com

New Public Sites – T/MBX

New Public Sites Typology Middle Branch Crossing

New Public Sites Typology Middle Branch Crossing

EXPLORE A THRILLING URBAN SUBLIME

Please join me for my MFA thesis show and events, New Public Sites – T/MBX,

April 23rd – May 2nd.
The Typology of New Public Sites (NPS-T) and New Public Sites – Middle Branch Crossing (NPS-MBX) are two interrelated investigations into the invisible sites and overlooked features of our everyday environment. Serving as both field guide and manifesto, NPS-T organizes these liminal public spaces and pedestrian experiences into a system of sites, components and qualities, indexed and described through architectural and poetic terms and definitions. Putting this typological language into action, NPS-MBX explores Baltimore’s spectacular southern gateway – the Middle Branch, a majestic amalgam of voids, lost spaces, paths, pauses and vistas.Opening reception Friday, April 23rd, 5-7pm
Maryland Institute College of Art – Fox Building
1303 Mount Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217
Gallery talk Wednesday, April 28, 1-3pm.

Participants are invited to explore the Middle Branch Crossing through three modes of transit: car, bicycle and light rail. Sweeping back and forth across the I-95/I-395 interchange, the car tour will provide breathtaking zoomscapes of the water below and city beyond. At a slower pace, the bicycle tour will navigate sites of pause south of the stadium, before joining the Gwynns Falls Trail as it skirts the vistas of the Middle Branch’s western shore. Heading farther south, the light rail tour will glide over fluid dynamics and unseen fields before culminating in an excursion of radical pedestrianism.Free NPS-Button and copy of The Typology of New Public Sites for all intrepid participants!

Car – Sat/Apr.24, 2pm
Bicycle – Wed/Apr.28, 3:30pm
Light Rail – Sat/May.1, 2pm

New Public Sites Middle Branch Crossing tours

The Typology of New Public Sites in production

Typology of New Public Sites jacket preview

Typology of New Public Sites jacket preview

Finally, after many months of site analysis, spatial writing, poetic musing and endless layout work, my manifesto on Radical Pedestrianism/”field guide to invisible public space”, The Typology of New Public Sites, is finally off in production at Lulu. This was basically the last day I had to get the book uploaded to ensure that it would definitely arrive before my thesis show opens. From my introductory essay on the book:

The Typology of New Public Sites consists of sites, components and qualities indexed and described through terms and definitions both invented and appropriated. The typology not only represents a system of classification, but also a linguistic intervention. Drawing from the fields of architecture and urban planning, the appropriated terms and definitions are repurposed with complete sincerity. In some instances the definitions for these lifted terms remain unchanged, while in others they are altered, recombined or entirely rewritten. Through invented and appropriated language, this reference book/manifesto challenges the authority of how public space is typically represented.

The book will be free to anyone who goes on one of my forthcoming tours. Stay tuned for more details and here are a few teaser pages to whet your appetite….

Typology of New Public Sites organization preview Typology of New Public Sites voids preview Typology of New Public Sites paths preview Typology of New Public Sites psychic preview

New Public Sites/OPTIONS ’09, Sep 17-Oct 31

New Public Sites Walking Tours DC flyer

New Public Sites Walking Tours DC

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
Graham Coreil-Allen
OPTIONS ’09
Washington Project for the Arts
September 17 – October 31
Conner Contemporary, second floor
1358-60 Florida Ave, NE
Washington DC 20002

Opening reception
Thursday, September 17, 2009 6-8pm, walking tour at 7pm

Artists & Curator Talk
Saturday, October 17, 2009 3-4:30pm

Project description

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.

Tour schedule

September 17th – 7pm – during opening reception
September 26th – 2pm
October 17th – 2pm
October 24th – 2pm

I hope to see you there.

Yours truly,

Graham

New Public Sites Walking Tours DC flyer

New Public Sites – Symphony Terrace Vista

Symphony Terrace Vista is a continuation of the New Public Sites installation series where I invite participants to explore invisible or unseen public spaces. For NPS-STV I set up neon pink “x”s leading people to the circular, landscape brick terrace structure in front the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra building at Preston Street and Park Avenue. After climbing the odd HVAC structure, one finds three yellow strips of tape that both orient the viewer and frame a fantastic cityscape vista.

This installation was a part of the Wandering: You Are Here show at MICA’s Middendorf gallery that ran December 3-10, 2008.

Click here for full documentation.

New Public Sites – Bushwick (new art!!!)

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New Public Sites – Bushwick

By Graham Coreil-Allen
October 7th – the future

New Public Sites – Bushwick, is a collection of four site-specific installations located in appropriated “public” spaces in Bushwick. The sites differ from traditional public spaces in that they are privately owned and have fallen into various forms of “disuse”. The installations consist primarily of subtle incursions of surveyors tape. Gestures of bright pink lines suggest possible paths or points of focus. Participants are invited to investigate each site with caution and curiosity. Explore at your own risk.

New Public Sites – Bushwick google map

DISTRIBUTION PIT
Between Mckibben St., Bogart St., and Boerum St..
Entrance on Boerum, next to concrete plant.
“Rooms” marked in central field.

NEW TOWN XING
Rail road tracks between Morgan Ave. and New Town Creek.
Entrance on Morgan Ave., between Johnson Ave. and Meserole St., heading east.
Path suggested along tracks.

CENTRAL KNOT
Between Myrtle Ave. and Dekalb Ave., South of Central Ave. M station.
Entrances on Myrtle Ave. and Dekalb Ave.
Trees tied together as pivoting point.

CONDO DRIVE THROUGH
358 Grove St. parking lot, between Irving Ave. and Wyckoff Ave.
Elliptical track suggested.