(Art) Working on the highway

Art car
Courtesy photo

Lisa Bulawsky, assistant professor of printmaking in the School of Art, has brought whole new meaning to the phrase “traveling exhibition” with Blindspot Galleries. Launched last winter, this “alternative” exhibition space consists of a white Ford minivan and dozens of small artworksprinted on thin strips of magnet-backed vinyl — that are free for the taking. “As the automobile travels, the art is dispersed into society through visual exposure and the transient quality of the magnets,” explained Bulawsky, who once printed woodcuts with a Bi-State bus. “‘Elitist art viewers’ are no longer the only group that can access the work.”