Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Sarah and Cam contriubute to SPORE
The day before taking off for the trip, Cameron Fuller delicately stenciled an owl he designed for SPORE's hood using plastic with spray adhesive. A technique he learned as an adolescent skateboarder in the Northwest. Both Cam and his girlfriend Sarah Paulsen, who contributed an animation to the tour are friends of mine. Really loving how so many people in our community are coming together to work on projects over the past year or so. Cam is known for transforming spaces into multi dimensional dream-like worlds often containing clouds and tree houses using masking tape as a drawing medium. He also builds constructions including giant 3-D clouds and submarines out of cardboard. Recently he installed a gypsy wagon at Laumier Sculpture park in St Louis as part of an invite installation exhibition. His other project for the show included a gypsy tent with co-collaborator animator Sarah Paulsen who contributed her film Que Sera Sera for the tour.
See Cam's work on the Bespoke website, a gallery in Chelsea New York where he installed this past spring.
Que Sera Sera is an animation about two Mexican born St Louis youth, deported in 2007 after living in the US since toddler hood after a series of unfort- unate circum- stances. Sarah worked with the brothers on a community mural she organized in an area known as Cherokee Street several years before making the animation. Recently Sarah had a painting exhibition at Fort Gondo, a gallery in the same neigh- borhood with artist Eric Repice.
Sarah organized an art/community parade, the People's Joy Parade on Cinco de Mayo that culminated at the opening. A slew of photos are online though another great website connecting many of the artists and projects on this blog Cherokee Street News. Sarah, Eric and I co-organized the Chautauqua Art Lab which took place the week following. The event brought community artists, alternative space proprietors and musicians together for a week-long interactive lecture series at the gallery. Check out Sarahs's website at sarahpaulsen.com and her heartfelt blog at wanderlust.blogspot.com.