Tuesday, October 02, 2007

The 0 Project

Cudlin installing the zero projectThe gent in that cherry picker installing the massive work of art by Rosemary Feit Covey around the Arlington Arts Center is my good friend Jeffry Cudlin, the Center's curator and the City Paper's chief art critic.

As I've stated before, Rosemary Feit Covey is one of those wizard artists that when you see their work, you are left speechless by both the imagery and also by the technical skill. She is by far, my favorite printmaker in the DC region.

"The 0 Project"

Cudlin is installing part of Rosemary's "0 Project [Zero Project]"

The 0 Project is an installation involving worldwide participation. The centerpiece of the project is 0 ("Zero"), a 300-foot long, 15-foot high banner printed on DuPont™ Tyvek®, which will wrap the old building of the historic Maury School. It will be installed through February 2008.

Cudlin installing Covey The image on the Tyvek is based on a drawing created by Rosemary Feit Covey, and "shows a vast crowd of shouting faces looking out at an unseen event. The image, representing silent screams of the masses, serves to encourage viewers to speak out about societal concerns and contemporary events, thereby giving voices to the voiceless. Significantly, the image does not have a political bias and invites participation regardless of the cause."

Check it out here. Scheduled national and international partners for this project are located in Los Angeles; Mumbai, India; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Toronto, Canada.

Selected from among hundreds of applicants in the mid-Atlantic region, the 0 project will also premier as a printed piece wrapping the Arlington Arts Center this week. Printed on Tyvek on an HP 500 printer, upon installation it will be fifteen feet high, wrapping 300 feet around the outside of the art center... and that's what Cudlin is installing.

The evening reception is this Friday, October 5, 2007 from 6-9 PM and will include a performance piece in which the public is invited to participate