Rejected May 7, 2012
Almost 100 years after Marcel Duchamp entered his porcelain piece into a juried show, Lisa Bisbee tests the perceptional waters of the art world by submitting a porcelain piece into a juried show.
The past, present & future art submission.
Lisa Bisbee submitted three pieces into the Bank of the Arts annual juried show on May 5, 2012. The concept was to document the past, present and future in the life of the artist.
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, SCAD graduate creates fine art paintings of abstracts, figures, landscapes, cityscapes in New Bern, North Carolina at Greater Good Gallery, 228 Craven Street, New Bern, NC 28560.