Sunday, March 8, 2009

Public Art in Pomona

tomorrow (March 9th) morning around 8 am an anonymous underground artist is putting up an installation on Ridgeway and Valley(Holt) in Pomona on the southeast corner (it's a bus stop.)

Tonight I was lucky enough to get a sneak peak of what is going there.



What is it? I'm not allowed to say, you'll just have to take the bus and see for yourself.
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Tire Chair by Andrew Kanzler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

13 comments:

pomona's art colonists said...

i want one ;-D

Ren said...

All ready have a spare tire around my belly don`t need another one.

Anduhrew said...

You'll get one Susie, u can use it as patio furniture! REN, it's time to shed that spare tire.

Pride in Garfield Park said...

I'm intrigued. Was this a one-day only exhibit?

Anduhrew said...

it's meant to be permanent, but will only be there for as long as the powers that be allow it to be

Skrip said...

Is the white spray paint part of it? Or did it get 'hit' by a non artist local?

pomona's art colonists said...

thanks! ;-D

Anduhrew said...
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Anduhrew said...

That photo you see is before its completion. so if you're asking about the image shown, it hasn't been "hit" by anyone. I think you mean the stencil on the top. I wanted to make the photo a bit ambiguous so as not to give it all away but, since I'm assuming not everyone would get to see it here's an explanation by the anonymous person.

The idea behind it is to emphasize the dynamic nature of this particular space (the bus stop) while providing utiliatarian sculptural elements that preserve resources and are elements of the local economy that show a sociocultural relevance to Pomona. Now, the stencil placed on top is a signifier which would seem to be inherent but is actually arbitrary due to the fact that it is based on a creation which had caused the understanding of the signifier to mean a chair. There is no inherent symbol for what a seating "object" is other than the usability and height of such an object to be as such. (see "ergonomic ball chair") the placement of the objects are directly based on the placement of previous found objects by patrons of the bus. either stolen objects or found trash. with OVER 150(one hundred and fifty) automotive and tire shops in Pomona alone what would normally be considered waste or an energy intensive byproduct was reconstructed to be reused with as little energy input as possible. (and if you're worried about mosquitos, holes were drilled on the bottom so that water will not collect.)

Mona Hsieh said...

speaking of art, are you going to the art walk?

Anduhrew said...

I will most likely be there. but don't count on it. it IS finals week.

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