ELI BLASKO
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Northside Artlet Project: Nest

Pine, reclaimed wood from the Northside neighborhood Spartanburg, South Carolina

2017

Photo: lydiasee.com

 

 

Oct 2 - Nov 30, 2017

Artist Residency

@ Sculpture Space

Utica, New York

 

 

 

July - Sept 2017

Nest for Meditation

private commission: interactive, public sculpture @ Rivermill Lofts

Asheville, North Carolina

 

Sept 1 - Dec 1, 2017

Orator

Installing a large public sculpture as a part of the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine outdoor exhibition

@ Art on the Atlanta BeltLine

Atlanta, Georgia

 

 

 

August 17, 2017

Interlace: Time | Body

A series of four, cyclical performances within sculptural vignettes. The works depicted private rituals placed within the public space of a museum. Four professional actors performed the works for three hours continuously during a one-night opening event; Part of SAM's Art2 series in which artists are invited to create site-specific works as a reaction to the current exhibition. The exhibition Another Body served as the backdrop for Interlace: Time | Body.

@ The Spartanburg Art Museum

Spartanburg, South Carolina

 

May - June, 2017

photo:object

group exhibition exploring boundaries of the photo as object

@ PUSH Gallery

Asheville, North Carolina

 

June 1, 2016 - May 26, 2017

Northside Artlet Project

Lead Artist

Spartanburg, South Carolina

 

The Artlet Project consists of four public sculptural spaces developed in close collaboration with community members of Spartanburg, South Carolina's Northside neighborhood. Conceptually, the project takes the idea of the front porch as its nexus, expanding upon this architectural feature's importance as a place where localized community and culture are built and perpetuated through the sharing of narratives, conversations, and a wide array of creative and other activities. By working directly with members of the community, the project seeks to encapsulate the Northside's unique mythology in the form of interactive, public spaces. Christened "Artlets" by residents during community forums held in 2014, these spaces are designed specifically to cater to a multitude of interactions with the neighborhood itself that can be expanded upon over the life of the works.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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