Tomorrow, Turning Criminals Into Unwitting Artists In the Cedars' CorinthPark Studio
Calling the exhibit "ART CRIME SCENE," Weisfeld enlisted the help others in the art scene of to assist in displaying the vandalism of "the mysterious participant," and, later, the work done by the Dallas Police Department in documenting the crime. Weisfeld says police have a suspect -- "someone in the creative community," he tells Unfair Park. Turning the crime scene into a gallery piece "sends the message is that CorinthPark is open," Weisfeld says, and that "one individual who is jealous and insecure is not going to sabotage the rest of the creative minds that exist in Dallas."
Sarah Jane Semrad, who advises at CorinthPark, released a statement on the studio's website, which reads, in part:
"Conspirators lurch in every direction -- from the the graffiti artists to the cops who fingerprinted the place to the intruder him (or her) self. Inherent questions about value and art and vandalism in all its forms abound. I certainly do not condone the vandal's actions and the destruction of property or art, but I appreciate the questions this series of events has caused us all to ask."Much of what the vandals left behind is included in "ART CRIME SCENE."
"We're taking the cut locks, poured concrete, broken toilets, electrical panels, vandalized paint cans, everything," Weisfeld told me, and it's all been given the posh gallery treatment: "We've got everything on pedestals."
After the event tomorrow, Weisfeld says, he's got 40 or so non-destruction-oriented creative minds coming in to help him clean up the mess and get CorinthPark back to its "formal presentation" mode.