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'Gist' - Ron Lambert and Christopher Moss at Grizzly Grizzly - July 2014

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Christopher Moss & Ron Lambert at Grizzly Grizzly…
mrhopthescissor:

I’m happy to be part of a two person exhibition Gist with Ron Lambert opening July 11 at Grizzly Grizzly in Philadelphia. The unusual pairing was organized by Grizzly member/artist Michael Konrad, If you are in the area I hope you can stop by.Grizzly Grizzly is located at 319 N 11th Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 6 PM, the exhibition runs through August 1.
Christopher Moss & Ron Lambert at Grizzly Grizzly…

mrhopthescissor:

I’m happy to be part of a two person exhibition Gist with Ron Lambert opening July 11 at Grizzly Grizzly in Philadelphia. The unusual pairing was organized by Grizzly member/artist Michael KonradIf you are in the area I hope you can stop by.

Grizzly Grizzly is located at 319 N 11th Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 6 PM, the exhibition runs through August 1.

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I just finished a mural on the side of a shipping container for the newly created Spruce Street Harbor Park at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia. It will be on view throughout summer 2014.

The park’s summer program consists of a series of murals on the inside and outside of shipping containers arranged within the park, as well as a boardwalk, urban beach, hammock garden, and a pop-up bar, restaurant, and open air craft market. The murals were curated by Art Star gallery. For more information about the Spruce Street Harbor Park, including event dates and open hours, please visit the Delaware River Waterfront website.

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Water dispenser

Water dispenser

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muralartseducation:

Tomorrow Night!

muralartseducation:

Tomorrow Night!

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814stops:

north philly/fishtown 

2014 

Often working around here…

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samwhiting1:

Masonry construction techniques

samwhiting1:

Masonry construction techniques

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Political art installation in Tainan, related to Sunflower Movement protests against the ruling government party’s forcing the passage of The Cross-Strait Service Trade Agreement with China.

On display are knocked down billboards displaying what I assume are government criticisms. The signs look like they are blown over, possibly a metaphor for the forceful way CSSTA was pushed through the Taiwanese legislature. And some sort of clothesline community message board for people to add their own voices. At least that’s my interpretation of what I saw, without being able to read any of the written text. I’d be interested to hear if anybody knows anything more about the content or origin of this specific installation.

This is at the main square of 成功大學 (National Cheng Kung University) in 臺南 (Tainan). The naming of the square has been contested since the end of last year. Students voted to name the site 南榕廣場. It was explained that the name had many layers. The character 南 represented 臺南, the name of the city, while 榕 represented 榕樹, the banyan tree, of which there are many in the area. At the same time 南榕 is the name of 鄭南榕 (Cheng Nan-jung; Nylon Cheng), a pro-democracy activist who self-immolated on April 07, 1989 in the name of free speech. The university president decided the name was inappropriate and nullified the student vote. However students and supporters of the name continue to call the square 南榕廣場.

The billboards were put up by students and cover different societal issues. The one in the close-up picture says “我在南榕廣場,關心人文素養” roughly translated as “I am at Nylon Square, concerned about the cultivation of the humanities.” The billboards were originally standing, but were defaced and knocked down. It looks like the billboards stayed on the ground, but the posters are placed right side up so people can read them from the ground.

I don’t know much about the messages on the string. The one message I can read in the close-up picture says “㊣南榕廣場”. The first symbol is the character 正 (meaning correct) enclosed in a circle. This symbol is the CNS mark and indicates that a product passes government regulations. It is a play on words since the character 正 has the same pronunciation as the character 鄭. So it is declaring the area 鄭南榕廣場, while adding approval.

There is a different area where a plaque with the words 南榕廣場, with a birth date of the result of the student vote and a deceased date of the university nullification originally stood. It was taken down after one day

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