Exposition with loads of colorful balloons can look childish and banal, but Paula Crown, artist, entrepreneur and Chicago native, has something deeper behind this. She says that all of our actions, whether meaningful or banal, have consequences and her exhibition called Have a ball and placed in low-key summer scene in the Miami Design District, is her subtle way to say that.
The project was launched just two weeks ago with an event catering locals eager to escape the humidity with some art-fueled recreation. The whole exhibition is interactive and features hundreds of colorful balls which you can find on the corner of NE 39th Street and First Avenue. And it‘s more like a continuation of Paula Crown‘s project „Transposition“ which was an oversize wood sculpture made from reclaimed materials.
The conceptual artist‘s Paula Crown‘s portfolio over the last four decades has changed enormously. From successful career in investment banking at Salomon Brothers in New York, family-owned investment firm Henry Crown and Company till graduated artist. She recently revived an early avocation as an artist and graduated in 2012 with a MFA in painting and drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Now she has a full-time job in art studio and as she says „relishes coloring outside the lines“.
Although she as a creator evoke just recently, she already has made full use of new and emerging media in their work, including 3D imaging and scanning technologies to explicate the consequences of human action on the immediate environment.
The exhibition „Have a ball“ at Transposition we should read as an artistic metaphor. But not only that. From the artist‘s perspective, the bright pink, yellow and green balls of varying sizes completes the exhibition where at first was just the unassumingly jagged installation. Moreover, they not only brighten the space but also connect the work to its physical and cultural surroundings.
So if you feel the need for pleasant run-away from always busy shopping district, take a quick run-away to childhood with a help of Diana Crown‘s „Have a ball“ exhibition.