Spotlight on Urban Art - Designer Garages, L.A.‘s Phantom Sightings, Richard Dupont’s Naked Launch.

Spotlight on Urban Art - Designer Garages, L.A.‘s Phantom Sightings, Richard Dupont’s Naked Launch.

A weekly look at featured urban art installations, open space projects, galleries and more. This week we visit Fort Worth’s new designer garage, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s “Phantom Sightings” exhibit, and preview Village Voice’s interview with artist Richard Dupont.

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Fort Worth Convention Center Garage Art

Fort Worth Weekly reports: “Certain sounds will correspond to the building’s four compass points. The average dimwit (self included) might be able to locate his or her chariot simply by following Ornette Coleman’s loud, agitated baritone sax or the Tarantula’s pumping engine or some other distinct Fort Worth sound. (“Mooooo,” maybe?) Janney is currently taking requests, along with Fort Worth Public Art, the city program responsible for the garage, among other public-art projects. (From 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 20, at Circle Theatre downtown, FWPA will host “Urban Impact: Public Art in Downtown Fort Worth,” a symposium with Janney and Cliff Garten of Cliff Garten Studios, who has designed Avenue of Light, six towering stainless-steel sculptures on Lancaster Avenue that are part of an intense localized revitalization effort.)

Art after the Chicano Movement in Los Angeles reports: “The Los Angeles County Museum of Art will open the exhibit Phantom Sightings: Art after the Chicano Movement through September 1. Phantom Sightings: Art after the Chicano Movement will be the largest exhibition of cutting-edge Chicano art ever presented at LACMA. Chicano art, traditionally described as work created by Americans of Mexican descent, was established as a politically and culturally inspired movement during the counterculture revolutions of the late 1960s and early 1970s.”

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Interview with Richard Dupont, creator of “Naked Launch”

Village Voice reports- “Terminal Stage, a site-specific installation by the New York artist Richard Dupont, will occupy the Lever House Lobby Gallery until May 3. It consists of nine nude human figures, cast in polyurethane, based on the artist’s body. Each of the figures has been manipulated laterally and horizontally, distorted so that a viewer can only see each complete body from a single vantage point; from certain angles, for instance, they look flat or disquietingly fuzzy. We spoke with Dupont in the glass-enclosed space, among the 80-inch-tall men he has created as his first public-art piece.”

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