Gaze-bo(ught) and The Gazebot Shop, 2016
Grand Rapids, Michigan
September 21-October 9, 2016
Thanks to ArtPrize in partnership with 21c Museum Hotels and Delta Air Lines, Gaze-bo(ught) was announced as the Pitch Night Louisville winning entry. As the Pitch Night Louisville recipient, I participated in ArtPrize8 with funding for the installation and with an historic venue of Lyon Square in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids for the site September 21-October 9, 2016.
The primary sculpture in this installation is a gazebo in a gazebo in a gazebo. Each gazebo form is shaped like a gem and painted a saturated pink. The roof is made of pink resin panels that become a rose colored lens. When underneath, one is then bathed in pink light. The interior of the sculpture and surrounding ground is covered in thick artificial grass, which is always the perfect green and never needs to be mowed.
The Gazebot Shop
To extend Gaze-bo(ught) into a commemorated experience, when the artwork is on exhibit, one can visit the Gaze-bo(ught) Trike which is a sculptural display of the online Gazebot Shop. Asserting the Gaze-bo(ught) installation's legitimacy as an icon to desire and emphasizing the commodification, these souvenirs are available to enjoy beyond the site-specific installations.
Articles about ArtPrize Pitch Night
"Artist Leticia Bajuyo wins ArtPrize’s first-ever Pitch Night Louisville competition at 21c," Insider Louisville, by Sara Havens, June 3, 2016
Ashlie Stevens, "Kentucky-Based Artist Wins International Art Prize," NPR in Louisville, Kentucky WFPL, June 2, 2016.
Pitch Night Louisville Winner to Install Monumental 'Meta-Moment' at ArtPrize Eight, ArtPrize Blog, by Jaenell Woods on June 01, 2016
ArtPrize Pitch Night Louisville Winner Bringing Bubble-Gum Pink Gazebos, The River 100.5, By Matt Milhouse June 3, 2016 1:11 PM
Special Thanks to:
ESL / Spectrum
Lighting, Controls, and Design,
Madison Iron Works, Madison, IN
Amway Grand Hotel, Grand Rapids,
Aida Beth Bajuyo-Hamilton
West Street Art Center
Karen & Jeff
Paula Katz and Travis Belden
Rusty and Becky Freeman
J & J Pallesen
Mr. and Mrs. Gravatte
Dr. Michael F. Duffy
Jason S. Brown
Dr. and Mrs. Hamilton
Dr. and Mrs. Bajuyo
Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Brons
Kathy Bego and Gene Bego
Amy and Andy Schmidt