Stefan Eins arrived in Flint two weeks ago. Inspired by the spirit of innovation in this city’s history, he has created a series of images to be installed on Sunday, August 19th in the windows of Gazall, Lewis & Associates at the Mott Foundation building on Saginaw and First Streets.
An extension of his Five Found Pieces installation for the August Artwalk with two additional works, the images are Eins’ response to visiting ‘Chevy in the Hole’ and other public spaces and to meeting Flint residents. On Aug. 23, the installation will be on view in the Flint Public Art Project office at 124 W. First Street, by appointment only.
Reception at TORCH Bar, Buckham Alley, Sunday, August 19th, 5 – 7 PM, in the immediate vicinity of the Mott Foundation building.
Eins was invited by the Flint Public Art Project in part because of his pioneering efforts in establishing historical models for the display of art in the public at FASHION MODA, the South Bronx museum of Science, Art, Invention, Technology, and Fantasy he founded in 1978, which the New York Times described as “World Famous”.
In his own oeuvre he does not distinguish between art and science research. “Like Leonardo da Vinci, who noted the magical tendency of stains to become images before our own eyes,” dArt International wrote, “Eins is taken with the working of the mind to perceive signs and wonders in ordinary life.” In recent years he also focused on the physics of other dimensionality. His 2007 exhibition at MoMA/ PS 1 Contemporary Art Center dealt with related topics.
TREE at 1420 Illinois Ave.
SOLDIER, found at ‘Chevy in the Hole’
CLARISSA SHIELDS, Flint’s gold medal winner
KEARSLEY STREET PROJECT
“MICKEY MOUSE” in Burton, Michigan