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601 Tully is a center for engaged practice in Syracuse, NY developed by artist and professor Marion Wilson with a rotating collaborative team of 54 students and neighbors and Anda French of French 2Design. It's a site for meaningful exchange between artists, community members, and scholars in the co-production of culture.

601 Tully includes a contemporary art space, a public events space, a bookstore, a teaching garden, and Recess Cafe West.

In 2009, Wilson purchased the condemned two-story home and local drug hub, and throughout five semesters, Wilson's design/build class re-zoned, designed, renovated and now sustains the physical and programmatic aspects of 601 Tully. The collaborative team has consisted of artists, architects, environmentalists, Fowler High School students, Green Train Workforce, neighbors, and the occasional passerby.

601 Tully is made possible by the generous support of the Syracuse University School of Education, The Kauffman Foundation, The Near West Side Initiative, Imagining America, Home HeadQuarters Inc., Say Yes to Education, and National Grid.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Jean Shin's 20/20

20/20, 2003

Prescription eyeglasses
8 ft h x 4 ft w
Installation at Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York, 2004
20/20 explores the relationship between the body, architecture and our perception of reality. Old prescription eyeglasses were inserted into a wall that faces a window overlooking 23rd Street in Chelsea, New York. As if peering through someone else’s eyes, the viewer can see multiple perspectives of the cityscape through the various lenses. Depending on the prescription, each set of lenses magnifies or diminishes the buildings beyond, and viewers often have to adjust their vision in order to focus. 20/20 engages both the viewer and the outside world, playing with our perception and changing the environment of the gallery.

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