Making Art / Making Community

Opening Reception: March 8th, 5-8pm
March 8 – April 29, 2018

This exhibition centers on artists using social bridging strategies in their artmaking through participatory experiments, humorous critiques, and collaborative craft. These artists pull tactics from social science, psychology, education and design thinking. Referred to as “social practice” these artists use human relations as their artistic medium rather than a studio based creative practice.

This exhibition particularly focuses on artists transforming our interactions and perceptions of public space. Paul Shortt’s project, Reserved for Loitering, distributes yard signs to be installedby visitors in public spaces investigating the concept of loitering and encouraging a reclamation of public space.

The New Craft Artists in Action (NCAA) assembles handmade basketball nets for empty hoops, usually knitted or crocheted, to build proactive and inclusive relationships between artists, athletes and neighbors.

More Information about this show can be found in Bringing Our Social Media Spaces and Selves into the Gallery from Hyperallergic

Curated by Lauren Abman

Organized by the Vicki Myhren Gallery

Events:

April 11th, 12 – 5pm Emmy Bright More Stupids Tarot Card Readings

Social Practice artist and printmaker Emmy Bright’s work diagrams “relational aesthetics” by simplifying complex ideas presented by popular psychologists. Her ongoing series, More Stupids, is performed in her live tarot-readings with a custom made deck. Bright will be on site April 11th to provide tarot readings to the public.

Emmy Bright, More Stupids, A Tarot (Card of the Day Spread) 2016
Emmy Bright, More Stupids, A Tarot (Card of the Day Spread) 2016

 

April 14th, 11am Home Tour with Frankie Toan @misscastle’s house

As part of their artwork, How I See Your House, Frankie Toan will lead participants on 30-minute home tours exploring how our perceptions of a domestic space via social media compare to visiting the physical site.

Participants are encouraged to explore the instagram handles of each address before the tour, and come prepared to participate in a discussion of self-surveillance, domestic presentation and the digital storytelling we do via social media.

You will be contacted via email with the location of each home prior to your tour date.

Free, but RSVP required.