Nancy Bechtol

“~streetwired~” conceptual/video installation art and live opening performance

Nancy Bechtol’s new installation, “~streetwired~” is the joining of art and social issues, aiming to direct the viewer to think about things and people we discard/disregard in society and our daily lives. The installation juxtaposes a collection of discarded “street-found wires,” art, video, images/text and a live person, aStreetWise vendor. This installation also gives visitors and vendors a new way to see each other, bringing what is usually seen “outside” in an urban setting (or the streets) to the “inside”—a gallery presentation. A donation to the StreetWise Organization will be made from any art sales from this installation–their mission being “…to empower men and women who are homeless or at risk of being so, as they work towards gainful employment and self-sufficiency.”