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Mapping Big Bend

Exhibition Opening:
December 15, 2011
Exhibition Closing:
March 9, 2012

Mapping Big Bend

The first BSA outdoor exhibit at Atlantic Wharf brings inspiration from Marfa and Big Bend, Texas in the form of site-specific installations.

Rob Trumbour AIA is the co-founder of Artforming and an assistant professor at Wentworth Institute of Technology. This fall, he led a studio called “Mapping Big Bend” in which students—armed with observation methodologies of landforms artist Robert Smithson (popularly known for his project Spiral Jetty)— experienced the landscapes that inspired installation artist Donald Judd. Before departing, they observed design/fabrication facilities in New York City. Students measured, mapped, absorbed, reflected and brought their experiences back to Atlantic Wharf, to create this site-specific installation on the plaza near the Harborwalk.