Sculp-chur is a month-long group exhibition at Dimension Gallery that features an opening reception on November 9th, inclusion in the EAST Austin Studio Tour, and public gallery hours through December 9th.Sculp-chur is a “product line” that consists of one of a kind small sculptures packaged to mimic retail presentation. Each piece is an original artwork presented as if it just came out of a snack vending machine. Without lofty agendas, the show contemplates the modes of consumption for visual art. Artists are encouraged to submit distinct works, with consumer presentation and packaging as an additional level of engagement. The artist may either revel in the packaging layer, make light of it, or despise it.
The exhibit presentation will feel like a conceptual convenience store. The show offers compact works, hanging in their packaging from hooks on eg bus to be snatched off the rack and brought home for maximum satisfaction. It is a superfluous element that transforms the sculpture from a piece of art into a “properly” commodified product for that moment in time.
The call is open from August 1st – 31st. Each artist may submit up to 10 pieces. To apply, email email@example.com a short narrative of your piece(s) describing both the sculpture and the packaging, 5 images of past work with an image list that includes title, dimensions, year made, and materials, and your CV. Artists will be notified of acceptance by September 8th.
We are accepting submissions from Central Texas artists who can deliver and pick up their work from the gallery. The gallery retains a 50% commission on all work sold during the show.
Open call ends August 31, 2017
Opening Reception – November 10, 2017 from 7 to 10pm
EAST Austin Studio Tour Dates – November 11, 12, 18 and 19 from 11am to 6pm
Public Gallery Hours – Saturdays from November 25 – December 9 from 12 to 5pm
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