Monday, September 22, 2008

Artoconecto's 'Purvis/Peck' Project

September 09, 2008 BAC to Restore Purvis Young Mural
by Kyle Munzenrieder-Miami New Times

Purvis Young's earliest works were painted with whatever materials he could get his hands on. One of his first public projects involved colorful plywood hung in the windows of abandoned Overtown buildings. Back then nobody worried much about preserving many of these pieces. Now, Young has been recognized as a true artistic talent, and the administrators of the Bakehouse Art Complex and Artconnecto have made restoration of a mural he painted on the building's walls in the early '90s a priority. Known simply as "The Mural," it has sustained damaged over the years do to the elements and neglect. An event celebrating the kick-off of the restoration is scheduled this Saturday, September, 13 at 10:00 am at the BAC (561 NE 32nd street, Miami FL, 33127). Young will meet renowned muralist Byron Peck for the first time. The two will discuss plans for the restoration of the mural.