(Photos by Jill Saull)
Awesome new project by Jill Saull in Germantown uses images of people from the Germantown community to comment on community and surveillance.
“Seeing, Being Seen: Eyes On The Community is a comment on community and surveillance. What does it mean to ‘see’ or ‘hear’? What does it mean to be ‘watched’? How does being watched alter the way we present ourselves? What does it meant to be part of a community.” -Jill Saull
Project is ongoing with plans to install on more blocks in Germantown.
(Photos courtesy of TITAN)
Love this! Mural Arts reveals new train wraps for the El in an ongoing celebration of their 30th anniversary year…
“During his 2013 State of the Union speech, President Obama announced his support of a new initiative to map the human brain. Inspired by The BRAIN initiative, Volta Studio and Mural Arts LEAPs students merged art and science to discover the many connections between art, creativity and the brain. Students worked with artist Benjamin Volta to visualize their own brains as interconnected idea machines, they drew hundreds of neurons, and they worked together to design a colorful vinyl wrap for a subway car on SEPTA’s Market-Frankford Line.” -Mural Arts
Super excited to spend the weekend shooting LA-based artist Paige Smith as she installed a BUNCH of her famous “Urban Geodes” around Philly in collaboration with the HAHA MAG x Paradigm Gallery Community Arts Program… Absolutely LOVE her work/this project!
REMEMBER: The first 2 people to tweet or Instagram 4 of Paige’s Urban Geodes locations in Philly using the hashtags #PhillyGeodes and #HAHAxPara will win a one-of-a-kind sculpture from Paige herself!
(Photos by Zhenya Grinshteyn)
Some background by Zhenya…
“The Beury Building, or as it may be better known, the Boner Forever building, was designed by esteemed Art Deco theater architect William Harold Lee. Erected over the course of one year in 1927, it was originally built to house the National Bank of North Philadelphia. The building only became known as the Beury several years later in recognition of the bank’s first president – Charles Beury – who also served as president of Temple University.
At an imposing 14 floors, this building is actually the only Art Deco style building in Philadelphia outside of the downtown area. Despite this, and even after earning its place on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985, the building has sat abandoned for over twenty years. Much like the Divine Lorraine just several blocks South on Broad St., the Beury is just a shell of its former self. The insides are mostly gutted, and there are only glimmers of the financial prowess that was once housed inside.
Oh, and that Boner Forever tag? Most people that see it assume that some wise guy wanted to be funny and cheaply offensive. The fact is, however, that Boner and Forever are actually two different graffiti artists. As rumor has it, there was a feud going on between the two artists and to show that it was all settled, they rolled their names next to each other on both sides of the Beury.”
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