New Missouri Bank Crossroads “Artboards”

New Missouri Bank Crossroads “Artboards”

Exhibition: February 28 – April 17, 2016

The Missouri Bank’s Crossroads location, at 125 Southwest Boulevard, KCMO, will debut four new large-scale commissioned images by artists, Rodolfo Marron III and Sarah Hearn, as part of its ongoing “Artboards” series. Installed on the exterior, double-sided billboards rising above the bank, the “Artboards” are visible to the public all hours of the day, and will remain on view for three months.

On the East-facing billboards, Rodolfo Marron III’s Streetwalker Treasures is a representation of small, delicate items Marron collected over the past few years. An avid walker, Marron discovers various plant life, dead insects, and other miscellaneous mementos—that when artistically manipulated, can exude a new level of vibrancy and importance. 

On the west-facing billboards, (Artist Inc. administrator) Sarah Hearn’s works, Artificial Lichen Colony 08 and Artificial Lichen Colony 01, call attention to unnoticed terrestrial life forms while realizing new artificial ones. Hearn said, “Lichen, serves as a form of visual white noise, that once noticed in nature, appears to be living everywhere. These unassuming marvels occupy an estimated 8% of our terrestrial world and are capable of growing on glass, brick, metal, rock, branches and the occasional animal.”

Artworks Artificial Lichen Colony 08 and Artificial Lichen Colony 01 incorporated photographs and drawings of lichen specimens Hearn collected, identified, studied, and donated to herbariums. Each composition was unplanned and grew spontaneously.

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Image: Sarah Hearn, Artificial Lichen Colony 08 and Artificial Lichen Colony 01, 2016