Sidewalk Alchemy
Steve Rossi Sidewalk Alchemy Inkjet prints and gold leaf
Sidewalk Alchemy
2011
Inkjet prints and gold leaf
5' x 35', Installation view, Fine Arts Gallery, Westchester Community College

Started while in residence at Gallery Aferro, a non-profit art space in Newark, New Jersey, this project involves using photography to document random patterns created by chewing gum on Newark’s sidewalks, re-examining familiar and overlooked relationships between social interactions and physical spaces. Gold leaf has been applied by hand, to each print, bringing attention to the less visible chewing gum remnants—memorializing these varied and complex examples of collective mark-making.

Steve Rossi Sidewalk Alchemy Inkjet prints and gold leaf
(Detail) Sidewalk Alchemy
2011
Inkjet prints and gold leaf
5' x 10'
Steve Rossi Sidewalk Alchemy Inkjet prints and gold leaf
Sidewalk Alchemy (diagonal)
2011
Inkjet prints and gold leaf
5' x 10'
Steve Rossi Sidewalk Alchemy
(Detail) diagonal
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