Monday, August 20, 2012

Help Out With Spencer's

Spencer's is envisioned as a collaborative construct and canvas for experimentation. Painters wanting to do murals, welders wanting to do sculpture, performers looking for a venue, anyone or group just interested in lending a hand is welcome and encouraged to get in contact with us. Right now some of the more creative projects anticipated include: tiling mosaics, sculptural/ornamental security bars for the windows, painting, any sculptural work for interior or exterior display. Individual proposals and ideas also very welcome. We love to hear new ideas. Have an interest in using reclaimed/found materials? Even better.

Working on a renovation? Have scrap materials laying around? Is your father-in-law a contractor? See a sweet pile of goods put out on the side of the road? Get in touch with us. If you're throwing it away, we can probably use it. 

Contact: 5858138911

To date, Dwelling on Waste has used:

broken toilets
sheet plastic
old, broken windows
scrap metal of all kinds
ripped scrap drywall
any insulation
colored plastics
light diffusers
crib railings
broken chairs
table legs
inflatable pool
broken ladders
large signs
broken televisions
wire clothes hangers
old lumber
couch springs
spare anything
bumpers for a waterbed
various furniture
broken anything

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Five Found Pieces by Stefan Eins

For the August 10th Artwalk through August 12th, Flint Public Art Project presents five found pieces by Stefan Eins, a visiting artist-in-residence in the city through August 21st as a part of the FPAP program.

Stefan Eins is the founder of the legendary New York City alternative space Fashion Moda, which became a stomping ground for Bronx-based artists, graffiti-writers, DJs, rappers, and beat-boys, who mixed with emerging conceptual artists from the downtown scene just starting to gain recognition. Crash, Daze, Fab Five Freddy, John Ahearn, Jenny Holzer, Kiki Smith, and Keith Haring were among the artists who showed in the gallery. It was the space that launched hip hop into the downtown scene and made graffiti a recognized form in the art world. Shows from Fashion Moda traveled across the country, activating collaborative projects with communities in the Midwest, and participated in major exhibitions in Europe. Eins’ work has been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world including Documenta 7 and the Neuberger Museum.

For the Artwalk, Eins is displaying images relating to his ongoing investigations of found formations in urban space, including "Tree," "Kearsley Street," "MCC FabLab," "1421 Illinois," and "Soldier." The works are inspired by objects identified during his first week visiting sites and meeting with collaborators. Large format limited edition prints are exhibited in the windows of the Gazall Lewis & Associates offices on the corner of First St. and Saginaw, and on the unoccupied building at the corner of Second St. and Saginaw. The artist will be present in downtown Flint during the Artwalk and Dropfest to meet participants and discuss the work.