image credit: Kate Ali, Gray Space Specs
GRAY SPACE is a cube-shaped itinerant art space, welded and wheeled by artists. The 6’x6’x6’ GRAY SPACE will be parked for a day at various locations throughout Oregon. The artists of the GRAY SPACE group will install their individual work in or alongside the GRAY SPACE module, creating a space of inclusion and dialogue.
GRAY SPACE intentionally engages an audience without the confines and expectations of a gallery or art center. The artist will be on site. The project explores the interplay between site, context, art and viewer, and activates public space.
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Viewing of GRAY SPACE:
Friday 8/18/17 5:30-8:30pm
8th Ave and Oak St, Eugene, OR
Artists Kate Ali and Lee Imonen present Shelter in Place
This work, titled Shelter in Place, will be built of brick and mortar and result in the creation of two distinct objects. Members of the art community will join in the work force, with the intention of getting to know one other and building something together. The idea for Shelter in Place arose from a discussion between the artists about labor and intention. They share an overwhelming feeling that real work needs to be done in contemporary society and that a primary question is where to put one’s attention.
THE GRAY SPACE GROUP
GRAY SPACE artists are Kate Ali, Lee Imonen, Michael Boonstra, Kathleen Caprario, Sandee McGee, Andrew Myers, Leah Wilson, Renee Couture and Vicki Amorose.
We are Oregon-based artists who gather around an ideaphoric concept: the traveling installation space, freely accessible to random audiences.
GRAY SPACE artists are well versed in the mechanisms of art funding; but with this project, we choose to jump the fences of institutional thinking. We grant each other permission to install our individual work inside the Gray Space. As collaborators, we find momentum together and tap the generative resource of each other’s creative drive.