Rejected May 7, 2012
New Bern is a small town in Eastern North Carolina established over 300 years ago. The mindset here is a mix of tradition with contemporary movements. Public sculpture parks and fine art galleries display modern art in its glory of perceiving the world in surrealistic fashion. From interactive digital art displays, to, New Bern is showcasing fine art of all degrees.
Lisa sees the rejection as an opportunity to showcase the art scene in New Bern to a broader audience. With intensive studies of art history, fellow SCAD alumni will understand the influence of Duchamp's urinal in today's world of art appreciation. "My art friends will be entertained with my attempt to submit a bidet into the juried art show," Lisa comments. See the video on youtube, click to view.
The past, present & future art submission.
The Past: submission of a Bidet to honor Marcel Duchamp
In 1917, Marcel Duchamp submitted a urinal to a juried art show, and his activity spurred the beginning of modern art. In 1985, Lisa viewed the replica of Duchamp's piece at the museum in Pittsburgh. Bisbee reflects, "It's presence motivated me to create art, because if the art world perceives a porcelain bathroom fixture as art, then surely I could be an artist also." At that point, Lisa transferred her credits from Carnegie-Mellon University to attend Savannah College of Art & Design. Professor Myers' sculpture class was Lisa's introduction into the modern art world learning about conceptual artists, performance artists, and the worthy-ness of found d'art.
The Present: submission of a en plein air painting on stretched canvas
Currently 2012, Lisa Bisbee paints scenes of Pollock Street in New Bern to capture the environment dedicated to preserving the history of this 300 year-old town. Each and every Saturday morning, Lisa has been setting up her easel and palette on the sidewalk in front of Baxter's old Jewelry building now housing New Bern Artworks and Studio 323, the home of working artisans.
The Future: a tied-up rolled blank canvas.
Tomorrow, Lisa Bisbee will choose to create another work of art. The blank canvas represents the future awaiting ideas and markings of an artist at work.
The rejected piece will be on display during Bohemian Night on May 11, 2012
Lisa Bisbee will display the rejected porcelain artwork behind the Bank of the Arts at the 413B Studio of Michaele Rose Watson during New Bern's ARTWALK on May 11, 2012.
Lisa will be painting an oversized canvas during the evening filled with performances, poetry, musicians, conceptual artist and more. For more information, check out the facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bohemian-Night-At-Studio-of-Michaelé-Rose-Watson/208918905894227