Sunday, August 19, 2012

Bedknobs, beams and broomsticks: Fitch Bros' transformation of ArtspaceShreveport employs brindilege from the vast SRAC warehouse in fashioning La Plus Belle Poubelle; exhibit opens Fri, Aug 24, 5 to 8 pm

Artspace Shreveport has begun to look like a forest from the Maurice Sendak storybook. But most of the sketching is being executed via cannily-connected wooden objects found in the garages and warehouses of this fair city.

Sustained labor on and off ladders and scaffolding saw the Fitch Bros gang install several multi-piece limb constructions on the pillar/trees in Artspace Shreveport on Sunday.

Also raised and secured was a giant sheath and scrim on the long wall.

Virtually all the found objects are being transformed onsite and sawn, screwed and slaved into place.

La Plus Belle Poubelle will present one of the most thorough transformations of Artspace to date.

It opens Fri, Aug 24, 5 to 8 pm. $10 admission.

Artists hammering and wielding sizable power tools alongside Chris and Doug Fitch are Julie Glass, Jeormie Journell, James Marks and Roald Simonson. Among their additional helpers: Taffie Garsee, Michael Miller, Carrie Journell. And more.

See more photos. And a 1:36 video.

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