Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Alternative Spaces

Installation by Matthew Parker and Sam Trout
(image by Kip Beelman)

The days of artists complaining (we do love to complain!) about not having anywhere to show are quickly becoming fiction thanks to the proliferation of alternative spaces popping up. While not all of them are revolutionary (artists have been using abandoned buildings, empty storefronts and their own homes for a long time), they are certainly appreciated!

In addition to the Storefronts project, home galleries like Season and Vignettes, Sound Transit's Temporary Installations, new artist co-ops, and the internet, there are dozens and dozens of other local places where you can show your art these days.

Art from Graham Downing's show at Vignettes
(curated by Sierra Stinson)

Tomorrow (1/27), artists Lauren Klenow and Sharon Arnold will lead a discussion at Gage Academy about these unusual approaches. Guests will include Klara Glosova (of NEPO House), Todd Jannausch (of Gallery 40) and members of the TARL. The discussion goes from 12:30 - 2 and is free.

Note: For anyone with mobility issues, it's on the 3rd floor of an old building that doesn't have elevator access.

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