THIRD FRIDAY. TWO SHOWS.
Even during the opening weeks of a new year—traditionally a period of downtime in the art world—there are always novelties. Take 2009. Golden Belt broke new ground with the no-budget international exhibition BAILOUT BIENNIAL, drawing a record crowd of bundled-up folks to Golden Belt to witness some 57 candid works of art.
In a new year, we crave experiences that will give us a fresh perspective. This Third Friday at Golden Belt, two shows promise to deliver.
In ROOM 100, Sarah Spencer White’s ceramics installation, Spill, explores the ever shifting barrier between the industrial and the hand made. While the number and arrangement of pieces remind us of the factory production that is Golden Belt’s history, their gently articulated shape and form reference the human hand that made them. The installation becomes not only a visual meditation, but also calls into question the human role in industry. Thru February 14, 2010, free and open to the public.
The walls of LabourLove Gallery will house Lori Vrba’s first solo show in the U.S., SafeKeeping. The new photography exhibition explores the idea of protection through the lens of a camera. Lori spent the last year exploring the desire to protect that which is, or is perceived to be vulnerable or sacred, how we do that, and when it is simply impossible. LabourLove’s very own John and Kelly will have the heat press cranking and giclee prints from previous shows for sale, among other great finds. Thru March 15, 2010, free and open to the public.
In Building 3, shop an eclectic blend of 43 studio artists under one roof. Enjoy food and a cash bar provided by The Cotton Room as you shop the amazing art, jewelry, handmade textiles, and more locally-inspired goods at Golden Belt.
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