We wanted to track down Sean Foley today for an update on his new project, Ruse, which will appear in the 100-foot long Hunter Hallway at MASS MoCA.
We asked him how he felt about the crazy Massachusetts weather and he said, “I love it! I grew up on the east side of Lake Michigan!” …So he’s pretty used to it. Sean said this weather gives him an excuse to stay inside and work all day!
Sean and his crew were spending time in the shop building, priming, and painting site specific wall-pieces that are made out of MDF (which is basically saw-dust and glue).
They were also cutting brackets for the pop-out pieces of the mural (made out of PVC).
Although Sean is very busy, he is extremely grateful for all the help he is receiving. Studio assistant, Emily Martiny (sadly) had to return to school. Luckily, Sean still has Katie Bullock on his side! “I couldn’t live without Katie,” he said.
Sean is waiting for his former student and current Ball State University Professor, Hannah Barnes, to show up for extra help. She is a painter and “a part of the family” according to Sean.
Sean and the team are planning on knocking out the wall painting and continuing to construct and reposition the pop-out pieces of the 3D mural.
“We’re all very happy. I feel the momentum is behind us today,” said Sean.
…After talking to Sean we went to check out the OTHER exhibition in progress- An Exchange with Sol LeWitt.
LeWitt consistently traded works with admirers and friends. This exhibit is giving artists the opportunity to answer the question, “If you were to exchange a piece of work with Sol LeWitt- what would you do?”
Cabinet and MASS MoCA had an open call for works for the exhibition. The display is scheduled to open on January 23!
Stay updated with the blog and learn more about these AWESOME additions to MASS MoCA!
Special thanks to Danelle Cheney, MASS MoCA’s graphic design intern, for the lovely photos.