New Public Art coming to the Gateway Arch National Park
A new public art installation, Riverbend, by Margaret Keller is coming to the Gateway Arch National Park in September. Riverbend represents the navigable Missouri River as the symbolic Gateway to the West and as the main route west taken by Lewis and Clark, as well as by the settlers who followed them. By literally reflecting all people, this silver, mirror-finish artwork will include and honor all viewers.
Critical Mass Selects Margaret Keller for Public Works Commission
Margaret Keller has been awarded the $10,000 Critical Mass Public Works Project Commission for her art installation Riverbend, to be located at The Gateway Arch National Park in September. The approximately 100-foot-long artwork represents the navigable Missouri River, highlighting it as the primary means of Westward Expansion and Gateway to the West. Made of reflective, mirror-like material, Riverbend will orient to the actual course of the Missouri, starting at its confluence with the Mississippi.
Public access will be from any point, to walk, bike, run, play or just sit. Literally a river of brilliant, changing light, Riverbend will activate the space, spark dialogue and generate community, as it literally reflects and includes the audience, along with their movement, through the site. A podcast will invite listeners to share their stories of the river.
Margaret Keller: Finalists for Critical Mass Public Works
Honored to be selected as one of three Finalists for the Critical Mass Public Works commission for 2018
Center for Contemporary Art
See my large Arch City series painting here.
Delicious Line Review
Review by Margaret Keller of Amy Sherald's exhibition at The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis