The Commons Artist Project

Description

The Commons Artist Project is a biannual exhibition series that provides a platform for artists to create commissioned installations that consider the big issues of our time. Developed in dialogue with our visitors, the projects provide direct opportunities to interact with the works and ideas of local and regional artists of national recognition. The Commons also hosts an array of programs and community meetings. New events and experiences are added to our Programs page regularly.

Exhibitions

  • The Commons Artist Project:
    Brendan Fernandes
    1. Long Two people perform in an empty outdoor parking lot, one lunging and one leaning back, with their arms extended forward and wrists flexed. They seem to face each other, but the masculine person is closer to you and the feminine person is several paces further back. Their dark skin is highlighted by bright sunlight shining toward you that casts their shadows on the asphalt. The sky is blue and palm trees are in the background.
  • Various translucent maps, assembled into the three-dimensional shape of houses, are arranged on a table covered with more maps.
    The Commons Artist Project:
    Joan Giroux
  • Thirteen colorless glass bottles and two green bottles, each a different shape and size and without a label, stand in a cluster in front of a white wall.
    The Commons Artist Project:
    Edra Soto: Open 24 Hours