AGENCY: Art and Advertising

Opening Friday, September 19, 6-8pm

Curated by Kevin Concannon, PhD, and John Noga

Stop and Stare: Art Without Walls

In conjunction with the exhibition, AGENCY: Art and Advertising, shown inside the McDonough Museum of Art there are nine captivating works that are on view outside the Museum’s walls. Dotting the Youngstown metropolitan area are billboards featuring gigantic images created by artists Geoffrey Hendricks, Marilyn Minter, Yoko Ono and John Lennon, and Felix Gonzalez-Torres. These spectacular images line the sky, compelling the public to stop and stare.

The billboards are currently displayed, while the exhibition will open this Friday, September 19, 2008 continuing through November 8, 2008 at the McDonough Museum of Art on the campus of Youngstown State University. An opening reception will be held on Friday, September 19 from 6-8 pm. This event and the Museum are free and open to the public.


To view these billboard works, the titles and locations are as follows:

- Sky Billboard, 1966/2008 by Geoffrey Hendricks, located in Youngstown, on Market Street before Indianola, facing South

- Shit-Kicker, 2006 by Marilyn Minter, located on Market Street, before Terrace Drive, facing North, in Boardman

- War is Over!, 1969 by Yoko Ono and John Lennon, located in Niles on Route 422, past North Road, facing West

- “Untitled” (The New Plan). 1991 six billboards by Felix Gonzalez-Torres:

-       On South Avenue in Youngstown, facing South, past 680

-       On the corner of Gypsy Lane and Belmont Ave., in Liberty, facing West

-       On Market Street, near Princeton Avenue in Youngstown, facing South

-       On Route 422 South, near Route 551, facing West

-       On Route 46 South, South of Silica Road, in Austintown, facing South

-       On Parkman Road, past Coit Drive, in Warren, facing South

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