Out of the Box
Conversation with the artist: May 12, 6pm
Locust Projects is pleased to announce a new public art project by New York-based artist Anya Kielar. Yellow Lines, a “sprayogram” resembling a ghostly clothesline displaying dismembered apparel, will be featured on over 30 bus shelters around Miami Beach and the Design District in April and May 2012.
Kielar’s work draws upon sources including set design, surrealist collage, post-minimalist sculpture, and decorative arts, while joining varied objects and textures. In Yellow Lines, rows of lace gloves, jewelry, stockings, hair weaves and silhouettes rendered in black, white and yellow create a whimsical, theatrical environment.
About Out of the Box (OOTB)
Since 2010, Locust Projects has inserted contemporary art into Miami’s skies and roadways on billboards, bus shelters and bus backs. This year’s public art commissions extend to bus shelters, continuing increasing community exposure to art in surprising and accessible public locations.
Anya Kielar was born in New York, NY in 1978 and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA from Columbia University, and has exhibited solo projects at Rachel Uffner Gallery, NY, Daniel Reich Gallery, NY and Casey Kaplan, NY. Kielar has participated in group shows at 176 - Zabludowicz Collection, London; Guild & Greyshkul, White Columns, and Museum 52 in NY.
Locust Projects’ exhibitions and programming are made possible with the support from: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Galt & Skye Mikesell; Hannibal Cox Jr. Foundation; John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor, and the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners. Special thanks: Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York