The show, entitled Crylawn, will open on April 14 at 6 p.m. with a reception, followed by the screening of films. The sculpture, which will remain on view until June 17, will feature a large, double-decker "800," indicating a perfect SAT score. According to Cullinan and Richards, "The SAT is the educational sieve everyone in America passes through and is judged by." Over the past few years, Cullinan and Richards have made a series of temporary structures throughout Europe that have functioned as cinema venues, and the sculpture at the Caltech Outdoor Art Space will also function as a screening area.
Besides Cullinan and Richards, artists whose films and videos will be shown include Edwina Ashton, Runa Islam, Ellen Cantor, Fabienne Audeoud, the artist known as Bob and Roberta Smith, Sarah Staton, Emma Donaldson, Leigh McCarthy, Jessica Voorsanger, Peter Lewis, Janette Parris, Louis Nixon, Kevin Francis Gray, and collaborations by Frances Owen and Paul Romans, Jo Soughan and Simon Pendleton, and Jo Soughan and Georgie Hopton.
The Caltech Outdoor Art Space is located behind the campus recycling center on South Holliston Avenue between San Pasqual Street and Del Mar Boulevard.
Inaugurated in October 1999, the art site utilizes an undeveloped space to allow emerging artists to display innovative large-scale sculptures; environmental, site-specific work; and other projects, and to encourage a dialogue between artists and the community. This exhibit is the seventh since the space opened. For more information, contact Mike Rogers at (626) 395-6803.