Augustine Boyce Cummmings’ installation An American Dream will be on view in Grand Rapids, MI, September 19 through October 7, 2018. He describes the idea behind the project:
I worked with Site:lab to create a large-scale, site-specific installation in a former private high school located at 415 Franklin. With the addition of locally-sourced objects, most of the materials utilized in this work come from the former high school site in which it is contained. The work utilizes familiar school supplies such as #2 pencils, ballpoint pens, sharpie markers, chalk, and gold star stickers to create a large wall drawing. Several vertical red lines interrupt the blue lines running horizontally; these lines are intended to make the installation appear as a notebook filled with stream of consciousness drawing and doodling. We all share the common experience of daydreaming in class and doodling in our notebooks; this piece expands on this simple practice to discuss bigger narratives that we face not only within our schools but also as a society at large. This is an installation of drawing, found and repurposed items, and sculpture.
An opening reception is scheduled for September 21, 6–9 pm.