This past year of exploring a thrilling urban sublime has resulted in ever-expanding collection of New Public Shards of Site. These shredded pavement souvenirs servings as mementos of place serve as both intriguing found objects and legible linguistic forms. I’ve begun developing the infographic posters and collectability frameworks in an effort to share the beauty, power and poetics of these readymade, public space sculptures.
March 19, 2014
October 9, 2013
With seventeen participants discovering invisible sites with abandon, the Balto East Bike Tour proved to be a rolling success. In a spirit of radical pedestrianism, we stuck together for more than an hour and a half and over four plus miles while navigating traffic conditions from serene to challenging. Thanks for everyone who participated for your bravery and endurance, and asking thoughtful questions and offering helpful commentary. From the Cork Seer Crossing and Greektown Alleydrift to Expressways Amalgamated and the O’Donnell St Bohverlook, we explored an array of public spaces while learning from our everyday surroundings and each other. Special thanks to The Creative Alliance for hosting the event and Liz Donadio for documenting the ride. Scroll down for pictures or click here for the full flickr set.
September 16, 2013
Two awesome New Public Events on the same weekend!
New Public Sites – Balto East Bike Tour
Saturday, October 5th | 1-2:30 p.m.
the Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore MD 21224
Adv. Mbr. $15, Adv. Reg. $20 / Day-of Mbr. $20, Reg. $25
Travel Eastern Ave, O’Donnell St America!
Take a guided bicycle tour from Highlandtown to the Travel America Center and back, that will explore how the urban design of “invisible” public spaces affects our everyday experiences of eastern Baltimore. The tour will investigate the architectural dynamics and social conditions that make places such as the Eastern Avenue Underpass and the O’Donnell Street Interchange as mundane and confounding as they are fascinating and beautiful. A version of this tour was featured on the podcast 99% Invisible. All participants will receive a limited edition, signed 11″ x 17″ tour map.
Click here to download the official press release. Check newpublicsites.org/baltoeast for updates. Meet at the Creative Alliance and bring your bicycle, helmet & radical pedestrianism! Space is limited so reserve your tickets today.
Click here to register for the tour at the Creative Alliance website or call 410-276-1651.
Shards of Site at (e)merge art fair
Capital Skyline Hotel
10 “I” Street, SW
Washington D.C., DC 20024
Prints, poster-paintings, shards and more!
Join myself and the other print/collect artists as we travel our show down to DC for the (e)merge art fair at the Capital Skyline Hotel October 3-6. Check out (e)merge art fair website to find out more about international roster of 80 exhibitors presenting works by 150 artists from 30 countries. In addition to my Shards of Site print, I will also be showing a new series of New Public Sites “poster-paintings” inspired by Ed Rushca’s typographic works. Copies of my book, The Typology of New Public Sites, will be available for $10, plus free shredded pavement souvenirs serving as mementos of place (certificate of authenticity included).
Thursday, October 3: 7pm – 9pm: Preview Party 9pm – 11pm
Friday, October 4: 12pm – 7pm / Saturday, October 5: 12pm – 7pm / Sunday, October 6: 12pm – 5pm
Opening Preview: $35 advance purchase, $50 at the door
Daily: $15 ($10 Seniors and Students w/ valid ID)
July 8, 2013
Exhibition July 13-28th
421 N Howard St Baltimore, MD 21201
Opening Reception: July 13th 8-11pm
Print/Collect is an independent publication that showcases eight artists working in Baltimore by circulating an affordable portfolio of limited edition prints. Each portfolio within the edition of 125 is available for $200 and includes eight 16″x20″ prints plus a 64 page catalog. The catalog features interviews and images that provide background information on the participating artists. Print/Collect is curated by curated by Jennifer Coster and features artists Colin Benjamin, John Bohl, James Bouché, Cindy Cheng, Graham Coreil-Allen, Chris Day, Andrew Liang and Molly Colleen O’Connell.
The Shards of Site poster is the first ever deliberately salable New Public Sites print and features an array of poetically titled urban artifacts collected from the streets of Baltimore. The shredded pavement souvenirs will serve as momentos of place as they gracefully hang on the walls of your urban abode. Click here to purchasing your copy of the inaugural Print/Collect portfolio and catalog.
May 31, 2013
“Spontaneous Interventions“, the official U.S. presentation at the 13th International Venice Architecture Biennale, has made its U.S. debut at the Chicago Cultural Center where it is currently representing a spirited movement for improving cities through DIY innovation and playful direct action. The original exhibition received over 178,000 visitors in Venice, and earned a Special Mention from the Golden Lion jury, the first time the United States has been honored in the history of the Venice Architecture Biennale. Now the spirit of direct action to improve cities embodies by New Public Sites and other project carries on in Chicago. Learn more at www.spontaneousinterventions.org. Click here for Opening Week Programs.
MAY 24 – SEP 1, 2013
Chicago Cultural Center Michigan Ave. Galleries
78 E. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602