Archive for August, 2012

10x10x10xTieton opening

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

The opening reception for 10x10x10xTieton was well-attended, and the work is terrific. The Mighty Tieton art community is a wonderful project to benefit both artists and a shrinking small town; artists are always seeking cheaper real estate, and bring back vibrancy and business to vacant areas of a charming old orchard town. It’s intriguing art of high caliber, too, not tourist-trap fluff. I was delighted to see the other work in the show.

The gallery is a converted apple-storage warehouse.  You can see the giant door (standing open) with its airtight seals and the small inspection door in the center.

It didn’t occur to me how different (and I suspect difficult) hanging a show of small works would be.  The scale invites close inspection – you don’t stand back and scan.  It’s very intimate.