Mike Nesbit, 2018
Black Contemporary, Ames, IA
THE BLUES by Mike Nesbit is taking a literal approach to representing the transcendental cloud banks of the Midwest, Nesbit’s work will continue to push his artistic techniques with precast concrete by introducing color as a means to produce abstract work that contextually captures the sublime scale of the region’s skies.
In keeping with the trajectory of the studio, THE BLUES is a project that grounds itself as a cultural igniter. By creating art at an architectural scale, THE BLUES pushes the boundary of manufacturing techniques and is constructed interdependently with local businesses and cultural institutions to reach community at all scales.
THE BLUES will require all of us to re-think the prototypical norm of what an art exhibition is, by positioning itself within the agricultural landscape of Iowa. By utilizing the land after the harvest, THE BLUES looks to breathe life into the landscape during its dormant state.
Photos Courtesy of Mike Nesbit Studio: © Taiyo Watanabe