Cal Anderson Park sits a stone’s throw from the new Elliott Bay Book Company in Seattle. The heart of the Capitol Hill neighborhood, the park is always bustling in the summer with kids playing in the fountain and people reading, napping and walking dogs. It’s the perfect venue for the freshly installed MadArt In the Park exhibit. Sponsored by the Seattle Parks Department and 4Culture, Cal Anderson is hosting six local visual artists commissioned to create site specific installations:
If the premise that good contemporary art prepares the world for what is to come holds true, then artists can share their uncanny sense to feel the times and places in which we live. Like human antennas, they gather and explore the mysteries they witness. The six selected artists have conceptualized designs as a blip in time, as a glimpse of life in metaphor.
Each artist uses a different perspective to capture these moments. Jason Puccinelli draws on the future, while Stephen Rock excavates the past. Amy Johnson tells her story based on a folk tale and Justin Lytle envisions his moment as a bird that no longer can fly. Both Casey Curran and Alex Hayden reflect the earth from mirror—like vantage points.
Through September 12. Click here for more info and artist profiles.