Amanda Browder

Kaleidoscopic by Amanda Browder. Bryan Esler Photo

Browder creates large-scale, vibrant fabric installations — turning building exteriors and other public sites into multi-colored sculptures. Community participation is essential to her work. She engages community members in the cities where her projects take place by gathering materials and stories. Throughout the spring and summer of 2019, the Grand Rapids community is coming together in support of her work — donating colorful fabric and working alongside her to sew the immense textile pieces you’ll soon see wrapped around public spaces throughout the city. Through this community involvement, Browder looks to give a voice to the citizens of Grand Rapids and blur the division between audience and artist.

The largest and most ambitious section of Kaleidoscopic, created for Project 1 by ArtPrize, will be draped over the exterior of a community center building in Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Southeast Grand Rapids. The artist will also wrap four skywalks which link buildings in the heart of downtown. The final section will cover the facade of a building at the Tanglefoot site on the southwest side of the city.

Browder’s work for Project 1 is underwritten by:

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The installation which wrapped this lodge at MLK Park was de-installed on October 14, after 55 days in the community. You can see more of Kaleidoscopic wrapping four skywalks in downtown Grand Rapids and draped on the building at Tanglefoot.

HEAR FROM THE ARTIST:

For a complete audio description of Browder’s work, provided by DisArt, listen below.

Amanda Browder @ Project 1 by ArtPrize

For Project 1 by ArtPrize, artist Amanda Browder turned four downtown skybridges and the lodge at MLK Park into vibrant, multi-colored sculptures. Throughout the spring and summer, she engaged community members here in Grand Rapids — gathering materials and stories — and over 600 volunteers cut, pinned and sewed fabric for 2,000+ hours to create these installations. Video filmed and edited by Paper Knight Films

Posted by ArtPrize on Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Filmed and edited by Paper Knight Films

TOUR BROWDER’S WORK IN 3D:

PHOTOS:

  • Bryan Esler Photo
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  • Katrin Eismann Photo
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  • Bryan Esler Photo