PAINTALLICA Featured at Iowa State Fair

August 14, 2014  |   Dedications + Installations,   Events,   Feature,   Initiatives
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Visit the Iowa State Fair and experience a new public art installation by Paintallica. The installation is located in the courtyard of the Jim and Patty Cownie Cultural Center.

Meet members of the Paintallica during an informal conversation at 1:30PM this Saturday, 16 August 2014.

Members of Paintallica creating an installation at the Iowa State Fair. This public art project will be on view through August 17, 2014.
Members of Paintallica creating an installation at the Iowa State Fair. This public art project will be on view through August 17, 2014.
Paintallica is a collaborative group of artist friends who have a mutual interest in building things. Their installations emerge from a few days and nights of intense work, field research, discussion and play. Work usually involves chainsaws, wood in many forms, drawing,  paint, fire and a wide range of motor vehicles. Imagery and tools are remnants of the working-class, rural American roots of most of the members.
Paintallica is a collaborative group of artist friends who have a mutual interest in building things. Their installations emerge from a few days and nights of intense work, field research, discussion and play. Work usually involves chainsaws, wood in many forms, drawing, paint, fire and a wide range of motor vehicles. Imagery and tools are remnants of the working-class, rural American roots of most of the members.

Paintallica’s installations are improvised and largely specific to each site. For the Iowa State Fair project, images from past state fairs and Iowa history produced the starting point. The direction emerge on-location in the days leading up to Fair opening. Working on this project are 13 nationally and internationally accomplished artists — many with Iowa roots.

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It’s all part of the Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation’s initiative to engage visitors to the Fair with temporary and performance art.



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