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Instant Coffee: Bedazzling the Banal in Downtown Richmond

by Liza Montgomery

Instant Coffee, Perpetual Sunset, photo courtesy of Liza MontgomeryPhoto courtesy of Liza Montgomery

Glimpsed through the window of a passing train, Instant Coffee’s most recent site-specific public art installationappears like a glittering, pixelated mirage amid a monotonous landscape of wet concrete, storefront signage, and grey skies.  Known for their kitschy, DIY aesthetic and penchant for artifice and catchy slogans, the collective has placed their latest project, Perpetual Sunset, before a diverse public in downtown Richmond.

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