Sunday, July 26, 2015

Blank Canvas

UPDATE 8/6: Here are some pics from the show...

My hand-painted PF Flyers...before and after.

My custom hand-painted PF Flyers on display with Sarah White's beautiful photography.

Artist Yuya Negishi with his hand-painted shoes and photograph by Heather Byington.

I hand-painted a pair of PF Flyers for a fun collaborative exhibition hosted by MN4MN.

"The MN4MN Blank Canvas Project aims to explore the intersection of art, design, fashion and photography. The project invited 13 local Twin-Cities artists and photographers to collaborate on a showcase of inspiration and creativity."

13 Minnesota Visual Artists were given free reign with a pair of blank PF Flyers. The finished sneaker art objects were then passed off to 13 Minnesota photographers who were invited to photograph the remixed/recreated artist created sneaker objects into a fine art photograph. 

There were no constraints placed on any part of the process so I think the results will be really fun. 
I haven't seen a preview of any of the other work...can't wait!

Public Functionary in NE Mpls
Thurs, July 30th from 6-10pm.
Facebook event page with more info here.

Shoe Artists include Aaron Brand, Adetomiwa Gbadebo, Christina Ridolfi, Corban Lundborg, Hilary Greenstein, Jendayi Berry, Jennifer Davis, John Alspach, Jordan Hamilton, Kate Renee, Shelly Mosman, Ta Coumba-Aiken, and Yuya Negishi.

Photographers include Chris McDuffie, Heather Byington, Jake Armour, Jayme Halbritter, Jeff Johnson, Jill Emmer, Kyle Liberman, Nick Gallop, Paul Johnson, Sarah White, Shelly Mosman, Tom Sadowski, and William Clark.

I'm sworn to secrecy so I'll wait until after the party to post a photo of my work but here is a shot of the "blank canvas."