Back in May, a woman from Urban Outfitters emailed me. She had seen some of my work at a craft fair that I had been in.
Anyway, she asked if I would be interested in creating an in-store installation piece for their Uptown location. Um, duh. Yeah!
So I got in contact with the manager, and we went from there. Apparently the Uptown store is starting to feature local artists and musicians for art and performances in their store. June of 2007 was the first month they started persuing this mission, and I got the July spot. I'm super pleased with that.
The following is the process of painting the piece that would go up in the Urban Outfitters space.
I missed the very first steps, such as buying the plywood, and cutting it down, and sanding it, and all that crap. After the prep work, I flooded each piece with teal paint. I busted out the opaque projector and sketched out the outlines on each panel (there's a total of 6 panels) in pink.
What you see here is all the panels layed out on the garage floor with some of the final paint color being applied. I had to sort of realign all the panels cause the opaque projector wasn't exactly lined up for each piece, close, but not dead on.
Ada helping out.
More paint and spraypaint being applied.
Some white base, and some black base.
The girl's face after some outline and spraypaint shading was added.
Here's the final piece as it hangs in the store. The space is immediately to your right as you walk into the store. The wall is about 12'x12' and I've got 5 artprints hanging on top of the panels. The 6th frame is an information sheet about how to order prints and also buy the wall or parts of the wall.
If you are interested in purchasing the wall or any section of it, please contact me at adam(at)adamturman(dot)com.
The pieces will hang throughout July, check 'em out and tell the staff you like to see local art in their store, The plan is to promote the arts in the Twin Cities, and the more they know you like it, hopefully the more artists they will get in there.