Galerie [Project Rolling Gallery] was originated by Thomas Koch
of Stuttgart Amerikahaus with the idea of taking art beyond the gallery walls by having
Detroit artist Lowell Boileau create a micropointillist
painting on a Stuttgart city bus. The project was supported by an Arts America grant,
Stuttgart Strassenbahn, Daimler-Benz, and Academie Schloss Solitude.
The 25 x .6 meter (90
foot x 25 inch) painting was created during May and June 1992 at the SSB streetcar
restoration facility in Vaihingen. The public splashdown occured at the Schlossplatz of
Stuttgart on June 5, 1992.
Gentle Chaos" [Sanftes Chaos], the seven panels of the painting are in a Chinese
scroll painting style and picture a trafffic gridlock of cows and cars. At one end
birthing cars disgorge from a roboticized factory. At the other end a 1950 Buick
peacefully rusts away in a pasture while a lines of cars wind into the sunset.