Throughout June and July, 2020, Montalvo Arts Center presented original artworks around the Bay Area for viewing on billboards and bus shelters, in a public exhibition entitled lone some. In association with its 2019-2020 programming initiative, SOCIAL: Rethinking Loneliness Together, Montalvo transformed traditional advertising and commerce medium spaces into catalysts for conversation and connection. Seeking to inspire and provoke questions about what it means to experience loneliness, local and national artists and poets were commissioned to create works for presentation on billboards and bus shelters in the East Bay, San Francisco, and the South Bay. lone some was on display June 1 – July 31, 2020. Artworks will be featured on billboards located in Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco, and East San Jose, and on bus shelters throughout the Peninsula from San Bruno to Millbrae, Burlingame, San Mateo, Belmont, San Carlos, Redwood City, Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, and Santa Clara. More information, including a detailed map of where the works were on view, is available at blog.montalvoarts.org/lonesome.
Featured on 25 independent public sites all around the Bay Area, including Montalvo’s public park, and the entry foyer (visible from the street) of the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, lone some included works by Lucas Artists Fellow Chloë Bass, Modesto Covarrubias, Leena Joshi, Jane Chang Mi, Susan O’Malley (1976-2015), and Alyson Provax. Each artist created work considering the theme of isolation and loneliness in the ever-changing landscape of our urban areas.
More information may be found HERE.