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Bright Blue Horizon

As you walk, bike or drive alIMG_2390ong Denny Way, you’ll likely notice what appears to be a bright blue tarp, tangled on the fence. This is the second in a year-long series of performance and temporary installations called ALL RISE, at the site of the future Seattle City Light electrical substation in the Cascade neighborhood. The city-block sized site will come alive with various visual and performance-based works over the next 14 months, through spring, 2015.

The latest work , offing, by Jenene Nagy is over 220 feet long, made of printed industrial mesh tarp and paint, and is intended to call to mind an idealized horizon. The artist describes the horizon line as, “one with all the luminosity of a crystal clear sky and a boundless ceiling.”

Nagy’s practice often uses a vernacular of common building materials to create a link to the manmade environment while the gesture and movement of her forms simultaneously reference dynamic natural structures. Nagy’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including the Portland Art Museum, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Torrance Art Museum, Takt Kunstprojektraum in Berlin, Germany, and Dam Stuhltrager in NY, among others.

Keep an eye out for future installations, and if you snap a photo, us #allriseseattle.

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