The Missouri Bank Crossroads Branch, 125 Southwest Boulevard, KCMO, will debut four new large-scale commissioned images by Kansas City artists Amy Fredman and Max Pond, on its “Artboards” in time for First Friday December 5th, 2014. Installed on the exterior, double-sided billboards rising above the bank, the “Artboards” are visible to the public all hours of the day, and will remain on view through the end of February 2015.
On the East-facing billboards, Amy Fredman presents Meowntain, offering a window into an alternate landscape on the otherwise flat plains of Missouri with a twist. Inspired by a popular joke, Meowntain combines humor and the beauty of the outdoors.
On the West-facing billboards, Max Pond presents Untitled. Untitled uses images of Kansas City before the metropolis was established, as well as shortly after, allowing the viewer to identify and understand how quickly residents have changed the landscape. Displaying this reality on the same platform that has contributed to tarnishing the Midwest, the viewer is forced to acknowledge all the wasted materials we generate. Utilizing weathered, bleak images alongside bright and vibrant colors, the artist means to inspire and give hope for a more sustainable city.
Images from Left: Amy Fredman’s Meowntains; Max Pond, Untitled.
For more details see the full Press Release.