On August 27th, Sea Farm City hosted “Open House/ Expanded Flat” at our downtown headquarters. An enormous “Thank you” goes out to all who took the time to come by and see what our artists have been up to.
Justin Lowman created a new work titled Waiting Room specifically for the event. As with many of his previous works, Waiting Room used transitional light to emphasize the way spaces are interconnected (although we often perceive them as separate.)
At first glance Lowman’s intervention was deceivingly simple: An asymmetrical grid of white tiles fixed to the frame of the window. Depending on where the viewer stood, the tiles blocked out certain views of the cityscape behind them. As the day progressed however, the piece revealed it’s subtle complexity. The sun began to descend towards the Pacific and the scale of the piece slowly increased; the tiles cast longer and longer shadows until the entire vestibule was filled with projected shapes.
In Waiting Room the contemplative space of the viewer and the screaming city on the other side of the glass were highlighted as parts of the same whole- An important metaphor at a moment where off-the-cuff divisiveness has captured so many people’s attention.