The Billboard Art Project Savannah, GA / “Miles To”

Public art / Group show
May 14 , 2011
Interview with the Billboard Art Project

“Miles To” (Savannah) is a series of 32 faux road signs giving drivers the exact distance from Savannah to various cities of political importance in the Middle East and Africa (Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, West Bank, Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Ethiopia, Sudan, Pakistan, Nigeria, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Syria). In the midst of the Arab Spring, my intention with the road sign look-alike is to use familiar navigation aids to give people more concrete information about the geo-political world in which we live.

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Photos The Billboard Art Project

The Billboard Art Project is a nonprofit organization that acquires digital billboards normally used for advertising and re-purposes them as roadside galleries. Projects are held in cities all over the country and are open to all individuals and groups who are interested in participating. Types of work that may be displayed include images created specifically for the billboard as well as images of previously made art adapted to the format. No two Billboard Art Project shows are alike; each city features new work.

The Billboard Art Project contact
admin@bilboardartproject.com
billboardartproject.com

The Billboard Art Project Savannah GA / “Signs”

Group show / Public Art
May 14 , 2011
Interview with the Billboard Art Project

“Signs” is a series which plays with the road signage. This series comprises 32 different signs.

The event took place May 14 in Savannah, GA, for 24 hours. 50 artists participated. This time, the series of faux road signs I created were projected on billboards in town and not close to the highway. So the effect is a little bit lessened – but I think the series in Savannah looks great, nonetheless!
It is really interesting to see how the place where the billboards are situated plays a role in the meaning of the image itself.

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Photos The Billboard Art Project

The Billboard Art Project is a nonprofit organization that acquires digital billboards normally used for advertising and re-purposes them as roadside galleries. Projects are held in cities all over the country and are open to all individuals and groups who are interested in participating. Types of work that may be displayed include images created specifically for the billboard as well as images of previously made art adapted to the format. No two Billboard Art Project shows are alike; each city features new work.

Participating artists
Anna Bruinsma – Los Angeles, CA, Anne Blix – Richmond, VA, Bernard Klevickas – Long Island City, NY, Beth Crews Rommel – Oviedo, FL, Blake Weld – St. Louis Park, MN, Carrie Lee Schwartz – Folsom, LA, Casey Smallwood – Chicago, IL, Chau Dang – Seattle, WA, Claire Accardo – Richmond, VA, CJ Nye – New York, NYColin Kidder – Memphis, TN, 8 Compagnons de Route 8 – Antwerp, Belgium & Regensburg, Germany, Damali Abrams – New York, NY, Dan VanLandingham – Martha’s Vineyard, MA, Danny Volk – Chicago, IL, Dawn Hunter – Columbia, SC, Desmal Purcell – Stillmore, GA, Donald Gialanella – Topanga, CA, Elisha Gold – Memphis, TN, Erin Desmond – Los Angeles, CA, Ginny Lloyd – Jupiter, FL, Janice Tieken – Ventura, CA, Jason Miller – Memphis, TN, Jennifer Rarick – Atlanta, GA, Jo Q. Nelson – Long Island City, NY, Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow – Queens, NY, Joseph Ayers – Beacon, NY, Joshua Barber – Richmond, VA, Kathleen Judge – Chicago, IL, Kerry Woo – Nashville, TN, Laura Zaylea – Atlanta, GA, Lori Lipsman – San Diego, CA, Marcellous Lovelace – Kumasi, Ghana, Mardi Linane – Redlands, CA, Michael Krasowitz – Huntington Station, NY, Michele Guieu – Sunnyvale, CA, aNatalie von Loewenfeldt – Savannah, GA, Norma Greenwood – New York, NY, Phillip Hanson – Saginaw, MI, Rachael Gorchov – New York, NY, Rashad Doucet – Savannah, GA, Robert Goodman – Philadelphia, PA, Rosemary Williams – St. Paul, MN, Ruby Hilliard – Savannah, GA, Sarah Farahat – Portland, OR, Scott Allen Motley – Savannah, GA, Stephen Paul Connor – Austin, TX, Subhashis Chakraborty – Kolkata, India, Terry Ward – VA & Brooklyn, NY.

For more information
David Morrison, curator, founder of The Billboard Art Project
admin@bilboardartproject.com
billboardartproject.com