Saturday, January 29, 2011

SUBPAR on the front page of The Eagle

SUBPAR and Salt City Dishes are the front page story of this week's The Eagle (CNY). The paper included two articles about the grant and gives a glowing review of the microgrant event:

"Only one of the nine project proposals would walk away with the $1,000 minigrant from the debut Salt City DISHES dinner on Sunday, but the intangible benefits, the networking and exposure each project gained from the event were just as invaluable."

A second article details the ideas behind our winning proposal:

"The SUBPAR proposal will create "unconventional street art" using hand-made, screenprinted ceramic tiles mortared permanently into place in an otherwise unused, unnoticed public space.
'Imagine a series of tiles that add a splash of color on a drab grey wall or boarded up window,' the team said during their presentatio
n Sunday."

You can find the whole article here.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

SUBPAR wins Salt City Dishes

I finally have some news on a project that was been in development for a few months called SUBPAR. SUBPAR stands for “Syracuse Urban Beautification Public Art Resistance”. It is an open collective that encourages and creates public art interventions.

The purpose of SUBPAR is to integrate art into the visual landscape of Syracuse. SUBPAR aims to create street art installations that force beauty into the urban surroundings.

We had the opportunity to present a project at the first ever Salt City DISHES and we won! We have been awarded a $1,000 to create our first project. We'll be combining screenprinting with ceramics to create a dynamic new look of street decor. (See the example of a test tile above). A huge thank you to the engaged and dedicated populace of Syracuse who attended DISHES. We have great things planned...

Monday, January 17, 2011

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Work in Progress on Display

I have been working on a new project for several months now, and segment of it is going to be on exhibition in New Mexico. These three pieces are a part of a larger installation in progress.

This work will be on display in the last part of January as a part of:
Monumental (Print)stallations
New Mexico Highlands University
Las Vegas, New Mexico

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Print- So Bad

So Bad
Tonja Torgerson
22 x 19"
Edition of 12

A larger image can be found here.