Media Contact: Libby D. Tilley
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On an ongoing basis Artpace organizes projects for its busy, downtown windows on N. Main Avenue, activating the art viewing experience from the sidewalk level. The program demonstrates Artpace?commitment to extending the dialogue about contemporary art beyond traditional gallery spaces, and in this spirit, Artpace organizes WindowWorks projects beyond its own building, and deeper into downtown with several projects in the windows of the Stuart Building at 306 E. Houston St.
Whether making a mark on paper, a sculpture for the gallery wall, or an intervention in the public realm, San Antonio-based Ethel Shipton consistently challenges context and draws on the power of the unexpected. In one ongoing series, Shipton upholsters basketball hoops, skateboards, baseballs, and axes with color vinyl, boldly feminizing traditionally masculine objects to comment on our highly gendered landscape. A project commissioned in 2004 considered the art and non-art visitors to a newly built San Antonio bus station. Shipton tinted its windows blue, yellow, red, and green, and applied the words Grace, Listen, Talk, and Forward, evocative gestures encouraging interaction between the station?strangers.
June 15 ?ptember 10, 2006
Artpace San Antonio - 445 N. Main Avenue
Stuart Building - 306 E. Houston St.
Libby D. Tilley, Artpace (email@example.com) – 210 212 4900
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