Alois Kronschlaeger (MFA 2002 Fine Arts) has quite an ambitious project underway. For an upcoming exhibition hosted by SiTE:LAB in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the artist is creating a giant spire made entirely of wood, aluminum mesh, and poured paint, which will span three floors of an abandoned commercial building. This massive public installation, appropriately named SPIRE, will give the impression that the piece is actually sprouting from the basement and shooting through the roof.
On Thursday, July 28 at 6:30pm at 133/141 West 21st Street, room 101C, Kronschlaeger discusses his approach to constructing SPIRE and what he hopes to achieve through it with Anita Glesta, head of SVA’s six-week summer residency program Reconfiguring Site: New Approaches to Public Art and Architecture. The talk is presented by Cristin Tierney gallery and Reconfiguring Site.
Image: Kronschlaeger with model of SPIRE. Courtesy of the artist.