Rhythm of the City Interactive Magnetic Mural at the Dayton Art Institute

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Rhythm of the City, by Cedric Michael Cox Interactive mural 48 by 96 inches, acrylic on Magnet strips mounted to canvas

I would like to thank the Dayton Art institute for selecting me as their Yeck Artist in Residence.  I will have the honor of exhibiting an interactive Mural in the Lange Family Experien Center for the exhibition EYE Teaser opening  May 9th 2015.   The excitement that I feel while working on my art is what I want my viewers to feel when their looking  at it.  With the Rhythm of the City Interactive Mural, families and individuals will have the opportunity to create their own work of art, inspired by my cityscape series. With this 4′ x 8′ Interactive magnetic mural, Dayton Art Institute visitors will recreate their own interpretation of my work by arranging and rearranging pre-painted magnetic strips depicting architectonic shapes. There will be an assortment of magnets that will fit into each section of the mural.  Visualize a magnetic jigsaw puzzle that  viewers can interact with by manipulating geometric forms and  recreating another work of art with each adjustment.  I would like to thank  Accelerated Achievement Academy student Teresa  Parker and DAAP student Nick Mason for assisting me in the studio, but most of all I would like to thank the Dayton Art Institute for making it possible for me to share my vision with you.  The exhibition will open May 9th at 1pm  and continue through November 29th 2015. See more images of how this project developed.

 

Rhythm of the City, Interactive mural

Rhythm of the City, Interactive mural

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Each Magnet is painted a specific background color before it is drawing and painted on top of with more imagery

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Cedric Cox April 3rd 2015

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Rhythm of the City, Interactive mural 48 by Cedric Michael Cox 96 inches acrylic on Magnet strips mounted to canvas

Rhythm of the City, Interactive mural 48 96 inches by Cedric Michael Cox 96 inches acrylic on Magnet strips mounted to canvas

Cedric Cox April 3rd 2015

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