<![CDATA[2015 Public Art At Wake Forest - Coleburn / Gilbert]]>Sun, 10 Jan 2016 20:19:09 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[The Tree of Campus Life]]>Sat, 12 Dec 2015 04:40:20 GMThttp://publicart215.weebly.com/coleburn--gilbert/the-tree-of-campus-lifeThe Tree of Campus Life stands, metaphorically, at the intersection of student life and wellbeing.  But physically, it finds itself positioned at one of the busiest crossroads on Wake Forest’s campus—the sidewalk crossing behind the Benson Center.  And while this wooden form may take on the shape of the university’s iconic trees, it is more than just a decorative motif; it is a piece with a message and a mission.  The idea behind this tree is that of life—of promoting true living.  Life on campus is more than just existing; it is a matter of wellbeing.  And sometimes pursuing that wellbeing means taking time to escape from the myriad of stressors lurking on campus in order to find the space to momentarily de-stress.  Ultimately, this tree serves as a signpost to those sorts of spaces where you can just take a moment to breathe.  From its branches hang signs painted with a series of outward-facing arrows, pointing out from the heart of campus towards some of the under-visited destinations Wake has to offer, from the community garden off Polo Road to the tree swings on Davis Field.  So in this busy season of hectic schedules—of tests and papers—you can look towards The Tree of Campus Life to be directed towards relief.
Artist:  Will Coleburn
Sponsor:  Event Resources Management (an on-campus group engaged in student life and wellbeing, overseen by the Office of the Dean of Students)

When to look for it:  Finals Week 2015
Where to look for it:  The sidewalk crossing at the base of the hill behind Shorty's
<![CDATA[Bullish (The Art Market)]]>Mon, 07 Dec 2015 04:45:24 GMThttp://publicart215.weebly.com/coleburn--gilbert/bullish-the-art-marketDevon Gilbert: Bullish (The Art Market)
November 24- May 24, Scales FAC and Farrell Hall

Wake Forest University and the Wake Forest Public Art Committee are pleased to present Bullish (The Art Market), a public art installation by Devon Gilbert. These two companion works, commissioned in collaboration with the Wake Forest Art Department and the Undergraduate School of Business, will be on display in Scales Fine Arts Center and in Farrell Hall for the remainder of the Fall 2015 semester and for the Spring 2016 semester.

Bullish (The Art Market) is intended to highlight the intimate connection between the art world and the business world, focusing on the art market, a high profile and high dollar value intersection of these two worlds. There is a significant market for works of art from renowned artists and this work draws on the art historical and economic facets of this industry. Utilizing LED stock tickers, Bullish (The Art Market) will present formal criticism and economic information on the ten most expensive works of art in history, through the visual language of business and the financial markets.

Scales ticker

Farrell ticker

The text from the ticker located in Scales reads:

^PG - Sensuous, intense colors, flattering of forms, enigmatic interplay, distorted perspective
^PC - Generously considered, human still life, deception of restraint, sparsely painted
^MR - disavowal of the figurative, stunning resplendency, pure color and light, pure contemplation, breathtaking unions
^PP - Boldly colored, volumetric shapes, fullness of volume, purity of line, voluptuous curves,
^AM –Subtle formal grace, alluring warmth and softness, love for classical form, overtly sexual, highly erotic, highly textural,
^JP - Thrilling dynamism, technically diverse, chromatic vibrancy, heroic drama, material accretion, impassioned splatters
^WdK - Graffiti-like, toothy smile, thick lustrous paint, sculptural landscape of paint material, wild abandon, textural paint surface
^PP - lush portrait, simplistic lines, erotically charged, brash colors, curvy mistress, “Oh, shit. Oh, man.”
^GK - unreachable and cold, strong, vivid colors, lush and exuberant, glowing surroundings, lustrous background
^VvG -melancholy, sensitive face, transparent blue eyes, gentle, tired, pale features, vivid

The text from the ticker located in Farrell Hall reads:

^PG - Paul Gauguin, When Will You Marry, 1882 - $300m
^PC - Paul Cézanne, The Card Players, 1892-1893 - $274m
^MR - Mark Rothko, No. 6 (Violet, Green and Red), 1951 - $186m
^PP - Pablo Picasso, Les Femmes d’Alger (Version O), 1955 - $179.3m
^AM – Amedeo Modigliani, Nu Couché, 1917/18 – 170m
^JP - Jackson Pollock, No 5, 1948 - $165.4m
^WdK - Willem de Kooning, Woman III, 1953 - $162.4m
^PP - Pablo Picasso, Le Réve, 1932 - $158.5m
^GK - Gustav Klimt, Portrait of Adele Block-Bauer I, 1907 - $158.4m
^VvG - Vincent van Gogh, Portrait of Dr. Gachet, 1890 - $152.0m