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Placemaking Network

June 22, 2015 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Price: This meeting is free and open to all
Where: BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston

Placemaking Network

Art in the Landscape: Patrick Dougherty, Roxy Paine and Konstantin Dimopoulos

Christina Lanzl, the Placemaking Network's returning co-chair and co-founder of the Urban Culture Institute, will investigate the work of Patrick Dougherty, Roxy Paine and Konstantin Dimopoulos, three internationally renowned artists who have been transforming landscapes into worlds of wonder and discovery. Through their imagination and creativity, their works have imprinted indelible memories through both temporary and permanent installations. As placemakers, these artists have centered their creative inquiry on trees. Their processes and outcomes are distinctively different in regard to materials, narrative and durability of their large-scale outdoor installations. Dougherty has been utilizing traditional basket weaving techniques to turn saplings into massive "Stickwork" environments, many of them with an architectural character. One of his large-scale outdoor installations is on view at the Peabody Essex Museum through 2016. Roxy Paine’s naturalistic tree sculptures are meticulously cast in stainless steel. His "Dendroids" closely resemble leafless trees in a paralyzed, inanimate state. Dimopoulos developed "The Blue Trees" project, which has been realized in partnership with cultural and environmental organizations, cities and hundreds of volunteers at a dozen prominent sites worldwide. Stands of trees, either mature or saplings, are colored with an environmentally safe, ultramarine blue pigment to call attention to global deforestation. This Placemaking session will explore artistic intent, context and the relationship between art, landscape and nature in a comparative dialog.

For those who qualify, 2 LUs are available

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