We Paint Houses: Part One: Felipe Castelblanco
We Paint Houses: Part One
Part One opening reception Friday, June 6, 6-10pm
Felipe Castelblanco and PRACTICE invites you to hire a migrant worker to paint your house. You name the price!
We Paint Houses is a participatory project that takes the form of a temporary business established by Colombian artist Felipe Castelblanco and Latino day laborers living in the U.S. For the month of June, PRACTICE gallery will become the main office, handling this house painting operation. Appointments will be taken by a clerk stationed in the gallery, and the service will be executed with clients/participants throughout the city in the second week of June. Clients will get to name the price for the service and take part in this anomalous occurrence overtaking the city. In July, documentation of the encounters between locals and immigrants, workers and artists, will be on view at the gallery.
Individuals wishing to have their house painted should call Andres to set up the details of their appointment at PAINT0-0522 // (724) 680-0522.
See the ad here: http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/hss/4503979526.html
About the Artist
Felipe Castelblanco is a multidisciplinary artist, working at the intersection of socially engaged and new media art. Through urban interventions, video, performance, sculpture and networked installations, his work creates participatory experiences of publicness and enables coexistent encounters between unlikely audiences and across vast distances. Felipe attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2012 and holds an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University. His work has been shown internationally, including the San Diego Museum of Art; FAD festival in Belo Horizonte, Brazil; FIVAC festival in Camaguey Cuba; the Miller Gallery in Pittsburgh; the Valenzuela Klenner Gallery in Bogotá Colombia, and in storefronts and street corners throughout United States. Felipe is currently the John Fergus Post MFA Fellow at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio where he also directs Mote Gallery, an experimental space focused on showcasing the work of emerging international artists. Felipe’s work can be seen at: www.felipecastelblanco.com
We Paint Houses
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