Outdoor Art Installation: Painting on Location
05/15/2013, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Brooks Plaza map
When he's not painting, making music, or working on the Brooks' catering staff, artist Adam Farmer is in the process of transforming his carport into a gallery space, his shed into a music venue, and his backyard into a sculpture garden of shrine-like structures and sets. Farmer will employ this multifaceted process for an installation on the Brooks Plaza which will explore the line drawn between art and life, the correlation of art object to altar piece, and the relationship between playfulness and critical thinking. Farmer considers "sampling" to be the most common trend in the history of creating art, and believes that creative cultural achievements nearly always occur through the interpretation of old ideas, by forging together one's influences and making choices that are commonly misunderstood as "original" or representative of artistic genius. As Picasso once said, "Good artists borrow; great artists steal" -- a philosophy that this native Memphian keeps in mind throughout the artistic process.
Farmer constructed Our Dove the Shrine on May 1st in conjunction with The Memphis Hop tour bus launch. As the launch comes to a close, Farmer invites the community to collaborate with him in Painting on Location. Materials will be provided, and if the weather is nice, instruments for a collaborative sound piece as well.
Sponsored by ArtsMemphis. The Brooks is proud to be a HopStop for The Memphis Hop. Every Wednesday is Pay What You Can admission, presented by Target. Set your own admission fee! From a penny to any dollar amount, you decide what you pay to visit the Brooks. The museum is open 10 am - 4 pm, and the Brushmark Restaurant serves lunch 11 am – 2:30 pm.
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