Seven Moon Junction

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Title: Seven Moon Junction
Photo Credit: Geoff Hargadon and Meredith Lobsinger
Lead Artist(s):

Description:

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy commissioned Shinique Smith to create a new 70-by-76-foot temporary mural, titled Seven Moon Junction at Boston's Dewey Square Park on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Smith's Greenway mural is one component of her interdisciplinary exhibition, "Shinique Smith: BRIGHT MATTER" at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In Seven Moon Junction, the artist used a detail from her 2013 painting "Seven Moons," because its circular composition and color palette and the geometry of the building felt as if they belonged together. In shifting the scale of the painting's collage and counterbalancing them with a braided sculptural element to enrich the texture, Smith created a composition tailored to the architecture of the Dewey Square wall. Smith's mural extends beyond the wall, as it attunes to the space in which it sits, radiating energy outward to the rest of the city and its occupants.

PROJECT LOCATION

Park
Atlantic Ave between Congress and Summer Streets
The Greenway Wall at Dewey Square Park
Atlantic Ave between Congress and Summer Streets
Boston, MA 02210
United States

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PROJECT TEAM

Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy
Museum of Fine Art, Boston
Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy
PROJECT DETAILS

Temporary
50,000
$50,000-$249,000
Grant
Private
Mural
Mural
Dimensions: 70ft x 76ft
2014
2015
VIDEOS

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