Each year, a new artist is invited to create a site-specific project in the Olympic Sculpture Park’s PACCAR Pavilion. The second such installation, this year by Los Angeles–based artist Geoff McFetridge, opens March 29th.
McFetridge is well known within the graphic design community for imagery that is extremely economical and spare, yet powerfully communicative. Rooted in modernist graphic sensibilities that range from Saul Bass to Alvin Lustig, his work is also firmly planted in the world of today and engages in commentary about the environment, society, philosophy and youth culture.
McFetridge will treat the giant wall in the PACCAR Pavilion as an over-sized bulletin board, complete with out-of-scale thumbtacks. The motifs and posters he is developing for the space echo the concerns of many of the sculptures in the park, such as the relationship between man-made and natural forms, the interplay between two- and three-dimensional space, visual conundrums, and the arbitrariness of boundaries between different cultural practices.
Geoff McFetridge: In the Mind
March 29-early 2009
Olympic Sculpture Park
Seattle Art Museum
2901 Western Ave
Seattle (Belltown), WA
The Olympic Sculpture Park is free and open 365 days a year.
Park opens 30 minutes prior to sunrise, closes 30 minutes after sunset
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