What does an artist whose work consists primarily of collaging images that she culls from the Internet have to do with muralmaking, or community-based art practice?
A lot, as it turns out.
Jenny Odell, who is based in San Francisco, uses the virtual world as a lens for looking at the physical world.
We call her lecture “Looking at Cities” because her work offers a new approach to the basic but profound task of making observations about the world around us based on what we see.
One of my favorite assignments as Mural Arts photographer is location scouting for upcoming projects. We've got something super-secret coming up along the Fishtown - Frankford corridor of the Market-Frankford el, (no, it's not Love Letter II) . Last week I took a trip with the artist, project manager and a partner from Hidden City Philadelphia to identify former and current industrial buildings visible on the corridor. Just for fun, here are some images that came out of the trip and that will be used to develop the project.
This is Mcnett’s second Viking ship build in the city and his first project with Mural Arts. I visited the class yesterday afternoon where they were preparing papier-mâché helmets and shields.