SALISBURY, MD---A little public dancing can sometimes turn even the most commonplace venues—a graffiti-covered street in New York City, a brick sidewalk in Florida’s Latin quarter—into visually artistic feasts.
Artist Robert Lawrence explores the phenomenon in his ongoing series of site-specific works, “Tango Intervention,” shown at Salisbury University’s Electronic Gallery, Teacher Education and Technology Center (TETC) Room 128, from March 22-April 2.
An artist talk and reception is 5 p.m. Thursday, April 1, in TETC Room 153.
Works in Lawrence’s installation each refer to a hidden local history that is revealed by an accompanying Web site and further explored in videos, digital prints and installations. The colonial and post-colonial history of tango is used as a lens to illuminate such hidden histories at the location of the public dancing cited.
For this special installation, selections are included from his recent work in Washington, D.C., assisted by SU new media students.
Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-548-2547 or visit the SU Web site at www.salisbury.edu.