Model Citizens: 42° 22 12.11 N, 71° 06 11.45 W
February 27 April 7, 2006
Reception: Thursday, March 9, 2006, 5:30 7:30 p.m.
:: View photos from the Opening Reception
Michael Oatman investigates collections of local model
makers in a project entitled Model Citizens: 42° 22 12.11 N, 71° 06 11.45 W.
After seeking out and studying local makers of dollhouses, model
railroads, dioramas, and scale models, Oatman re-presents
their work in an exhibition about curiosity of the world in miniature.
Oatman will also present a video of his project at the end of
the three-state tour.
Oatman is the second of three artists participating in the traveling public art project
Public Art/Moving Site, an innovative public art project that stretches
the concept of site. Cambridge, MA, Bellows Falls, VT, and New Haven,
CT collaborate to host a series of three public art installations that
offer audiences an opportunity to consider public art in its ability to
make geographic and cultural connections through a variety of forms and
Michael Oatmans work has included museum and gallery exhibitions and public art projects throughout the United States. He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from University of Albany in New York and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has received grants from the Nancy Graves Foundation, and the NYSCA/RCCA: The Arts Center, among others. Oatman lives and works in Troy, New York.