The Contemporary Art Center of Cincinnati is now exhibiting artwork by a graffiti style artist by the name of JR. He creates his work by taking portrait photographs of individuals and then pasting them on buildings. The significance of his show at the CAC is that it is the first time that his work has ever been shown indoors. The city of Cincinnati, however, has embraced his work and has allowed him to paste his images in select locations around Cincinnati including Findlay Market, the new 21C, and on Fountain Square. The days that JR was shooting in Findlay Market and on Fountain Square, Notre Dame Art Students went to the sites, waited in line, had their picture taken and became part of JR’s global art piece entitled ‘Inside/Out’. JR’s work will be hanging in the CAC until February and if you get the opportunity, you should definitely check it out. You may even see some of our students faces pasted on the walls!
Below is a picture of Senior Art 3 student Hannah Dietz as she watches her printed image emerge out of the side of one of JR’s mobile photo booths…way to represent the Art Pandas Dietzy!!!
If you are interested in learning more about JR’s ‘Inside/Out’ project, please check it out at: