G-Sync: The Big Mind Sky Way Up High | Arts & Culture
By Tommy Allen
Look up in the air, Grand Rapids! It’s a rainbow over the city in the dead of winter -- but, it is so much more.
High above the sidewalks of downtown Grand Rapids’ Trade Center Building at 50 Louis NW is a colorful work of art by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone. The piece is clearly visible, day or night, from popular venues like the VanAndel Arena, San Chez or Hopcat, among others.
While I was aware that Rondinone’s Big Mind Skywas slated to be in town this winter, I had pretty much forgotten about it. Then, one day as I rounded the corner of the building, there it was, vibrant colors all across the spectrum.
It might be easy to write off this neon-fueled work upon first glance with the same arrogant proclamation others have made about artists like Cindy Sherman and Jackson Pollack with their now laughable...