Peoplescape: a View of Albuquerque | Natalie Voelker

Peoplescape: a View of Albuquerque

Peoplescape: a View of Albuquerque is an 8 ft high dynamic art installation that integrated community members, local landscape, and crowd-sourced text about Albuquerque into a participatory work that evolved throughout the project’s public 5 hour duration at SOMOS ABQ 2017. The installation began as a bold abstracted Albuquerque landscape painted onto a 10 foot long wall of plexiglass with multiple areas of transparency remaining. Over the course of the event, people were invited to write notes and collage their writing into the artwork. Expressive portraits of people in the crowd were drawn and painted onto the piece throughout the event resulting in a lush, evolving, visual experience that was informed and directed by real-time interactions with the people of Albuquerque. The final version of the piece was completed in the studio, bringing together a multi-layered, fluid portrait of Albuquerque herself.

This project was commissioned by SOMOS ABQ, 2017. The 6 x 10 ft painting is available.

View of Albuquerque, SOMOS Albuquerque 2017, art installation by Natalie Voelker
View of Albuquerque,Left, art installation, acrylic painting, detail
Peoplescape participatory art installation at SOMOS Abq 2017, in progress
Peoplescape participatory art installation at SOMOS Abq 2017, in progress, Misty collaging
View of Albuquerque, detail of acrylic painting on plexiglass art installation
View of Albuquerque,Right, detail of acrylic painting art installation at SOMOS Abq 2017
Peoplescape participatory art installation at SOMOS Abq 2017, in progress, night view
Peoplescape participatory art installation at SOMOS Abq 2017, in progress, Natalie Voelker
acrylic painting on plexiglass, portrait painting, art installation at SOMOS Abq 2017

 

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