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Stuart Williams’ first widely published site-specific installation, “Five Orange Spheres,” was a traveling series of 16 installations and spanned a time period of over 2.5 years. Some of the locations included Central Park, New York; Château d’Azay-Le-Rideau, France; Filisur, Switzerland; and San Francisco. Since then the artist has continued to create surreal and transitory site installations on both sides of the Atlantic. How simple of a thought and he turned it into a monumentally bold statement.

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At Chateau d’Azay-le-Rideau, France, the five orbs floated on the moat.

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Mill Valley, California

"Stuart Williams", orange, colors, installation, art, sculpture, public
Cannon Beach, Oregon.

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Telegraph Hill, San Francisco, California

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Sheep’s Meadow of Central Park in New York City.

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Los Angeles, California. Photo © Craig Collins.

"Stuart Williams", orange, colors, installation, art, sculpture, public
The quintet in the small Alpine village of Filisur, Switzerland.

All photos © Stuart Williams unless otherwise noted.

Posted by on June 8th, 2012 at 6:00 AM | Comments (0)
May11

Airport art

Categories: Public Art

There is some surprisingly beautiful stuff to look at in airports these days. I was particularly taken by Janet Echelman’s piece, “Every Beating Second” while passing through SFO’s terminals recently. The floating piece invites you to pause and look up in a space usually reserved for quickly passing through.


Via SF Arts Commission


Via Stuck at the Airport

Posted by on May 11th, 2012 at 8:24 AM | Comments (0)
May10

Oakland is never too small to house another gallery. It’s time to expand the artsy side of our brain and support each and every one. Faultline Artspace is a brand new 6000 sq ft art space on the edge of the Fruitvale Station neighborhood in Oakland, California. They have a drawing room, a gallery space, artist spaces, and a wood shop, not too mention they plan on hosting a range of social events. Beginning with the Grand Opening is this weekend, Saturday May 12th from 6-10pm. Music, Art and Beer (from Beer Revolution).

"Faultline Gallery" Oakland Art murals artists gallery drawing screenprinting

Faultline Artists
Thomas Christopher Haag
Ryan McJunkin
Clare Szydlowski
Ernest Doty
David Polka
Madeline Tonzi
Felicia Gabaldon

Posted by on May 10th, 2012 at 4:10 PM | Comments (0)
May09

Pretty funny. I see this opportunity to make an even bigger statement with this idea from the Carmichael Collective.

"Carmichael Collective" "urban art" "plant tags" hydrant

"Carmichael Collective" "urban art" "plant tags" bench

"Carmichael Collective" "urban art" "plant tags" mailbox

"Carmichael Collective" "urban art" "plant tags" stopsign

Posted by on May 9th, 2012 at 6:36 PM | Comments (0)
Apr20

Art with cutlery! Tantalizing. ha. This sculpture of a suspended fish was created by designer Ian McChesney. Made up of over 1,000 forks and a grid of very fine cables, it is suspended over the entrance to Heddon Street in central London to signify the food quarter where restaurants abound. The project was developed in collaboration with Plan Projects, the landowner’s public art advisers.

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McChesney forks sculpture london street art installation

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Posted by on April 20th, 2012 at 5:30 PM | Comments (0)