baltimore-based artist team jessie + katey undertook a huge urban intervention in the allston neighborhood of boston, turning an entire building into a giant site specific art installation. covering all sides and surfaces of the existing property, the mural has transformed the otherwise un-occupied site into a vibrant and engaging experience for visitors and passersby alike. taking almost one month to complete, the large-scale work builds on jessie unterhalter and katey truhn’s ongoing interest in creating socially engaging and active art for the public to engage with.

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the urban intervention is located in the allston neighborhood of boston

 

 

located at 273 western ave in allston, the project forms part of the ongoing zone 3 initiative, which aims to explore experimental programs and events along the avenue to help further energize and activate the area. jessie + katey hosted two community engagement workshops during their residency, including screenprinting classes for the public.

jessie katey
an entire building is turned into a giant site specific art installation

 

 

jessie + katey’s work explores themes of movement and symmetry, inspired by bold color combinations, patterns in nature, and woven textiles. on the building’s façade, the artist duo has inscribed colorful graphic motifs that swoosh and swirl across the site. inspired by the architectural surfaces of the environment, the dynamic painting curves around the building’s corners and spills onto the ground.

jessie katey
the painting covers all sides and surfaces of the existing property

jessie katey
the mural has transformed the otherwise un-occupied site into a vibrant and engaging experience

jessie katey
the project forms part of the ongoing zone 3 initiative

jessie katey
on the building’s façade, the artist duo has inscribed colorful graphic motifs

jessie katey
jessie + katey’s work explores themes of movement and symmetry

jessie katey
the project took almost one month to complete

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