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We ☐ You! 02.14.13
Just a reminder that we don't just love you today, we love you all the other 364.25 days of the year.
Jimmy Kuehnle braved the cold last night for a rush hour jaunt on the Euclid Corridor on his Twinkling Tricycle of Enchantment. The bike certainly lives up to its name, as you can see in Channel 5 coverage of the ride: http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/local_news/cleveland_metro/tricycle-with-3000-christmas-lights-peddles-through-cleveland
Preview: Jimmy Kuehnle 01.30.13
Jimmy Kuehnle, SPACES' current artist-in-resident, will launch his project titled Jimmy Kuehnle's Twinkling Tricycle Tour of Enchantment: Cleveland this Friday, February 1st. Kuehnle is known lately for his many inflatable projects including the one on view at The Sculpture Center (http://www.sculpturecenter.org/show_details/2013_W2S_Braun_Kuehnle_Nein.html#Kuehnle) through February 23rd. For SPACES, he harkens back to his earlier bicycle projects from 2004-05 such as Invisible Bike (2005) and Drawing Bike (2005).
Jimmy Kuehnle's Twinkling Tricycle Tour of Enchantment: Cleveland involves an industrial tricycle used to haul dies around an Indianapolis warehouse. Outfitted with a twisted cloud of lights, this cycle will travel around the streets of Cleveland, and when not in use, will be on view at SPACES. Prior to the opening reception at SPACES this Friday, February 1st, Kuehnle will ride the tricycle from Tower City Center across the Carnegie Bridge to SPACES.
Check back at http://www.SPACESgallery.org frequently for updates on new events involving the twinkling tricycle out and about in Cleveland.
More details at: http://www.jimmykuehnle.com. And by the way "Kuehnle" is pronounced like "keenly."
Preview: Felipe Castelblanco 01.29.13
Felipe Castelblanco is Jon Rubin's collaborator on The Foreigner (February 1 – April 6, 2013), and he has his own history of global collaborative and interactive art.
He worked with rural inhabitants of Jericó in the Colombian Andes to create workshops about Andy Warhol's work and silkscreening techniques. Castelblanco has stated:
"The workshops engaged almost 300 people–including school children, local educators as well as drug-addicted youth from a nearby rehab shelter–allowing them to discuss and appropriate Warhol's strategies by using local referents to produce portraits, collages and silkscreened T-shirts. These workshops helped to expand on Jerico's sudden surge of interest in Warhol, and in art in general, as well as to create dialogue between North American Pop icons and local imagery."
In another project, Norte Es Sur / South Is North, Castelblanco collaborated with participants in collaboration with participants from around the world including the US, Colombia, Brazil, Iceland, The Netherlands, Namibia, Russia, Yemen, W Australia and South Korea. Of this project, Castelblanco says:
"Norte / Sur—is the first piece of an on-going body of work. It is a collection of videos that show two places located within the same geographical longitude, but one in the Southern and the other in the Northern hemisphere. Both places are seen through a glass lens that alters the orientation of the horizon line in the final images."
More information at: http://www.felipecastelblanco.com/