Small Voids was an installation designed to create an intimate and immediate interaction between one hundred different Seattle artists and the public. 100 plexiglas galleries, each containing their own battery powered lighting, were attached using magnets to street signs and telephone poles transforming a city block in to an outdoor gallery. In an effort to create connections between communities after its initial opening in Seattle, Small Voids went on to hold one-night shows in Portland, OR and Oakland, CA.
A re-purposed Seattle phone booth, Gallery (206) contains the work of over 206 Seattle artists. 18 plexiglass windowpanes have been replaced with 18 original pieces of art. A solar panel provides power to an installation built in to the overhead lighting panel and to the pay phone itself, which plays music when the receiver is lifted. At the heart of Gallery (206) is the phonebook, a directory containing the work of 206 Seattle artists working in every medium imaginable.
The concept - the space has legitimacy because of the artwork in it, and not that the artwork has legitimacy because of the space it is in. Gallery 40 was an installation designed to examine the idea of what it means to be a gallery and to promote the concept that sharing what we learn through the artistic process is an important part of the creative experience.
In 2010 this mobile gallery held seventeen shows that included the work of 35 different Seattle artists.