Over and Over Again
Our city landscape is constantly in flux. I’m fascinated by what is built, preserved and celebrated versus what gets demolished, abandoned or forgotten. Overwhelmed by the possibilities of what augmented reality presents, I came to my concept by virtue of what is generally not possible when it comes to public art. I chose to depict ephemeral craft materials like cardboard, glitter, beads and wire, haphazardly engaging with the architecture of the site. I wanted to create something precarious, impermanent and playful.
About the Artist:
Gioia Fonda is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily in two-dimensional media (painting, drawing, sewing and photography) with occasional forays in sculpture, performance and new media. Her subject matter is wide ranging from working in a colorful non-objective manner to directly addressing the fallout of the Great Recession. A resident member of Verge Center for the Arts, she is a dedicated member of the Sacramento art community contributing as curator, jurist and collaborating artist. She has a bi-coastal art education receiving her BFA at the California College of the Arts and her MFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York. She is a tenured professor of art at Sacramento City College.