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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Saturday pick-up b-ball opening at The Lot in New Haven

50 Orange St, New Haven, (203) 772-2709
The Lot: Long Shot

Sept. 12, 2009—Jan, 2010
Public opening at The Lot: Sat. Sept. 12, 2—6 p.m. with pick-up basket ball game

Press release

William Lamson will install basketball backboards and hoops enlarged 2.5 times to the scale of The Lot's 25-foot high rigger poles. The poles define the perimeter of the 90' x 90' site and the interior open gravel plaza of about 20' x 40'. The result is the creation of a miniature basketball court of massive proportions. Artspace will provide basketballs to anyone who wishes to use the court through an exchange program with the gallery. You can use your own balls too—please play and enjoy!

The Lot is an 8,000 square foot pocket park located in downtown New Haven, CT. Situated between two highly trafficked streets in the historic and culturally diverse Ninth Square neighborhood, this formerly derelict parking lot was redeveloped in 2005 as a public transit site and green space for communal use. Long Shot continues in Artspace's tradition of expanding opportunities for public art and commitment to community. Lamson's basketball court will create a function for The Lot's underused space, promoting play, community interactions, and physical exercise; it will also activate an otherwise dormant, unkempt area.

Long Shot will complement Lamson's solo exhibition at Artspace in Nov., 2009, a comprehensive exhibition of his work to date.

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