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An Afternoon at the Dog Park with George

In November, 2005, Jen Fries and Riki Moss, two artists who had never met, who were barely aware of each other's work, and who work in different media, collaborated on an interactive installation they call "An Afternoon with George at the Dog Park." The month-long process was fascinating, at least to them, and they hope it will be interesting to you, too. In fact, you are part of the process, which continues to evolve with new installations, interactive web art, and audience participation to come.

George turns out to be one George Marcelovitch, a conceptual artist first noticed standing at the edge of a small urban park where four red dogs appear to be doing something with green balls. Many questions arise: Who is this enigmatic artist? Why is he watching the dogs? What are the dogs doing? If they are making art, what does George think about this? And do the dogs give a rat's tail about George? What is that in George's hand?

The artists ask you to help understand George, to ponder his biography, question his intentions, his relationship to the dogs and to another Marcel of the recent past.

Jen Fries works in collage, construction and assemblage.
Riki Moss works primarily in digital encaustics and sculpture.

"An Afternoon with George at the Dog Park" was first presented at the 2005 Open Studios of Joy Street Artists and Brickbottom Artists Association, Somerville, Massachusetts.