Open for Business

Open for Business
July 10 – July 27, 2008
Marketplace Hours: Thursday & Friday: 5-8pm, Saturday & Sunday 12-5pm

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Throughout the month of July, Triple Base will activate the gallery with alternative art commerce. A weekly rotation of artist booths designed by fourteen contemporary artists and creative inventors will each provide an offering of goods, services or information. The set-up facilitates an active space for exchange and social interaction, allowing the artists to highlight their influences or endeavors outside of their regular visual art practice. Each week (Thursday through Sunday) various artists or artist groups will man their custom-designed booth and conduct a project that engages the public.

July 10-13: Tara Foley and young Mission-based artists collaborate with visitors to create poetry collages, Bad at Sports presents a listening station of conversations with world-famous artists and curators, Taha Belal offers a special exchange of information and Sara Thacher gambles with visitors on the outcome of the game Rock, Paper, Scissors.

July 17-20: Alissa Anderson turns your old tee-shirt into a reusable grocery bag, Shashanna Chittle creates a restorative yoga booth, Jesse Schlesingerbrings Dirty Girl Farm to the city, Suzanne Husky will make home improvements out of recycled materials for a site-impaired friend (project blog)Scott Oliveroffers an array of personal effects in exchange for a detailed drawing or written description of the special object.

July 24-27: Justin Limoges offers temporary tattoos and custom drawings,Michelle Blade proposes a mail art trade, Kyle Mock presents a project designed around the notion of “defining self” and will create drawings based on his conversations with participants, Travis Meinolf works with gallery visitors to make wool ponchos and distribute them and Beth Cook’s “Paris Hiltonize Me” booth offers participants their 90 seconds of fame.