An excerpt from Reynaud Leviux’s painting, Theseus Discovering His Father’s Sword; part of the Cummer’s #JaxOutings
One of Three
You’ve seen these around town. Thank the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens.
The Cummer has been so impeccable at documenting their #JaxOutings project that they’ve included a table of all the locations of their wheat pastes inline with their respective artist and title of origin. Scroll to the middle of that page and it details the locations of all these sanctioned wheat pastes. Under “Downtown,” fourth row down is this one – the third of three in the series excerpting artist Reynaud Levieux’s Theseus Discovering His Father’s Sword.
These pastes are contemporary art placed into a public space, typically where the people can’t miss them. Therein lies the boldest feature of public art – unlike gallery art, it is a part of the environment. It is a part of the cityscape; a part of the buildings; and a part of the people.
Theseus Discovering His Father’s Sword, bathed in rays of fluorescent light of the Alley.
You’ll find this wheat paste tucked back in The Alley behind the Florida Theater, 1904, and the other Elbow venues in Downtown. If it’s still there.
This work was photographed on February 16, 2016.