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Multiple venues at intersection of Eagle Rock and Colorado Blvds.

Exhibition Detail
Intersection 2009
Curated by: Julie Deamer


June 6th, 2009 - June 27th, 2009
Opening: 
June 6th, 2009 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Proposal diagram, Architect Christopher Genik & artist Christopher MichligArchitect Christopher Genik & artist Christopher Michlig,
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In collaboration with Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, Outpost for Contemporary Art has organized Intersection 2009; a multi-sited public installation project that brings artistic interventions into the heart of Eagle Rock's business community at the intersection of Eagle Rock and Colorado Boulevard in Northeast Los Angeles.

OPENING RECEPTION: June 6, 2009, 1-5 pm at Colorado Wine Company, 2114 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041.

SELF-GUIDED WALKING TOUR: June 6, 2009, 1-5 pm. Project maps will be available at all four corners of the intersection.

Outpost for Contemporary Art's curatorial aim for Intersection 2009 is to consider the implications the economy is having on the business community in Eagle Rock, using this NY Time's article (download) as a starting point for inspiration and critique. Through a proposal-based process, Outpost asked artists to consider a series of questions: What value do artists bring to a neighborhood? Can an economic crisis bring a community together in the spirit of service and support? Can artists be asked to apply their creativity to find useful solutions for businesses?

The call-for-proposals resulted in a strong response from artists. Outpost reviewed over 50 proposals and selected 10 artists to create purpose-driven interventions that will make positive lasting contributions to Eagle Rock's business community:

Edith Abeyta's project, "Coffee Cup Collective," invites people to 'manufacture' their own coffee cups, which are then placed into circulation at a local coffee shop.

Carolyn Castano's simulated TV commercial in a store window calls out to foot traffic with quick, attention-grabbing information about the services or products sold inside.

Terry Chatkupt brings musical instruments and inspiration into a kid's shop to produce and release experimental recordings by children.

Ken Ehrlich displays the energy consumption of participating businesses over the last year through optically charged visualizations.

Architect Christopher Genik & artist Christopher Michlig place portable service tents in the common right-of-way to create dynamic zones for public-private exchange.

Taft Green's modified umbrella spins in the wind and provides a conceptual frame around the interactions of a community.

Michael Gullberg & Jennifer Rowland refashion an old tree truck into a useful herb garden for a neighborhood restaurant.

Inspired by street vendor songs, David Jones & Kelly Marie Martin's sound piece is installed outside a shop and lures customers in.

Jared Nielsen's Eagle Rock Potlatch clears out old stockpiles and freely distributes them to the public.

Edward Pine Stevens creates an object that solves a specific problem for a business.

Intersection 2009 is produced by Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock and organized by Outpost for Contemporary Art in collaboration with Los Angeles' Department of Cultural Affairs.

OPENING RECEPTION: June 6, 2009, 1-5 pm at Colorado Wine Company, 2114 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041.

SELF-GUIDED WALKING TOUR: June 6, 2009, 1-5 pm. Project maps will be available at all four corners of the intersection.


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