As one of the selected artists for the Rumsey St. Project, Mark Dean Veca (interviewed) was recently invited into Michigan to create a site-specific installation. Habitat for Humanity of Kent County has offered SiTE:LAB the use of nearly three acres of land in Grand Rapids’ Roosevelt Park neighborhood where they invited local and international artists in to create works in response to the vacant land and structures.
For his part, MDV decided to build a shrine to the American Car, especially those that came out of Detroit in the 1960s. Entitled Pony Show, the installation at a former auto repair shop was painted in Carbon Black, Candy Apple Red, and Glorious Gold with imagery that included the Los Angeles-based artist’s first car, the Ford Mustang. More info and photos here.
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