Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Gift Shop with Claire, Sol and Jason



Oh drats! If I wasn't already precommitted to a dinner, I'd be here for sure!

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The Gift Shop Presents: SOL HASHEMI, JASON HIRATA and CLAIRE COWIE

Sol, Jason, and Claire are bringing gifts back to the Gift Shop! They’re stocking the Gift Shop with presents they have made together and individually, along with contributions from their friends. During the three weeks of the exhibition anyone is invited to make a gift, bring it in, and exchange it for one they find. In the spirit of “white elephant” and “secret santa” games, this encourages speculation, anticipation, excitement (or disappointment?)—challenging each of us to confront our desires and expectations. What are you willing to give? What do you expect and hope for in return? This project examines the celebratory aspect of making art and giving, the element of surprise in getting presents and in collaborating, and the potential for new relationships and dialogue within our community.

The exchange of gifts will begin during the opening party this Friday the 20th from 5 - 8 pm. Anyone who wants to participate can wrap a gift, place it in the gallery, and choose one to take home. The gift exchange will continue during the Henry’s regular gallery hours, Friday November 20th through Sunday December 13th.

The Gift Shop at the Henry Art Gallery
Closed: Mons, Tues, Weds, & Nov. 26th
Thu - Fri: 11 am - 9 pm
Sat - Sun: 11 am - 4 pm

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