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Singular Space: Gallery Talk on Forum Fountain and Modernist Public Art
January 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
Join artists Shannon Collis & Liz Donadio with special guests Eli Pousson and C. Ryan Patterson. Pousson is the Director of Preservation & Outreach at Baltimore Heritage and Patterson is a Public Art Administrator at Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts (BOPA). The presentation will include a discussion about the artwork inspired by the Forum Fountain, a Brutalist-inspired public sculpture located behind Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in East Baltimore, and the broader history of modernist public sculpture in Baltimore.
About Singular Space
Singular Space by is on display at the Institute of Contemporary Art from January 5 to January 26, 2019.
By challenging perceptions of the built environment, Singular Space captures the essence and physicality of municipal art, viewed through an abstract lens and connected to the urban landscape. Collis and Donadio have created a multi-faceted portrait of Forum Fountain, a Brutalist-inspired public sculpture located behind Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in East Baltimore. The culminating installation expands the life of Forum Fountain and features immersive video projection and sound. Architecture can be an extension of the physical self: Buildings tell us about our bodies, both personal and social, and structure our experiences and behaviors. Singular Space serves as a multi-sensory palimpsest, reminding us that public space is mutable and cannot be erased—even in the face of continual destruction or neglect.
Opening Reception: Saturday, January 5, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Open Hours: Saturdays and Sundays 12:00-4:00 p.m., or by appointment