Kevin Blythe Sampson: An Ill Wind Blowing
January 11 - April 20, 2013
Curated by Cleo F. Wilson
Kevin Blythe Sampson poses with the completed ship. Photo © Cheri Eisenberg.
Intuit was pleased to host artist in residence, Kevin Blythe Sampson, over a two week period as he created a site-specific vehicle in Intuit’s Main Gallery using recycled materials. The sculpture evolved over Sampson’s two week residency as Intuit encouraged the general public to interact with Sampson while he was creating.
The sculpture is a boat-like vehicle built in three distinctively different sections. The front represents major corporations, the middle of the boat contains objects that represent the liberal elite and the rear section of the boat represents the working poor and homeless. “After thinking about the current state of politics in the United States and the current national conversation on civility, I have decided to build an environment that contains a symbolic vessel that will be powered by the wind that is blowing across the world,” says Sampson. The title of the exhibition, An Ill Wind Blowing, is in reference to the history of protest, the state of America today and the popular song ”Blowin’ in the Wind” by Bob Dylan.
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