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Giant Steps – Lift Off!

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

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We had a wonderful sold-out opening party for Giant Steps on March 3rd. Ben von Wildenhaus sat perched in the rafters, geared up in a spacesuit and playing an electric guitar with Jon Sampson responding on his saxophone. Beecher’s Cheese came prepared with 20 pounds of cheese curds and the most beautifully crafted smiling parmesan Moon you’d ever seen. The bar dispersed silver mylar bags with vodka and rum drinks – straws poked through just like an astronaut would drink them. And 650 people roamed the gallery, looking at 55 exhibits presenting their unique ideas for making art on the Moon.

The night before our esteemed jury gathered and spent three hours absorbing and contemplating what artist should win the $10,000.00 grand prize. It was a fascinating conversation – one I wish could have been recorded in some way – and at last a winning entry emerged.

During the opening party, each guest was given a small glass moon (okay we used marbles but they did look good) to vote for the People’s Choice Award, and as we approached 10:00 pm, we gathered everyone around to announce the winners of our conceptual Moon residency. Artists Carrie Bodle and Amaranth Borusk won the grand prize and a big check for 10k while Janet Galore walked away with $500.00 and the People’s Choice Award. Spirits and energy was high, and both artists and patrons alike knew there was much more to Giant Steps than those two highlighted awards.

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We hope you can see the exhibit for yourself – it is a wide spectrum of ideas to consider and no fast task to walk through, but you can’t help but consider our future in space and what art and culture we will take along with us. Thank you all for making it such a wild success and we hope to see you over the weekend, through April 3, before this landmark exhibit takes off for destinations unknown. Please visit www.giantsteps.space for more information.

– GL

Giant Steps at King Street Station

Monday, September 21st, 2015

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GIANT STEPS

Artist Residency on the Moon

March 3 – April 3, 2016

King Street Station, Seattle WA USA

A group competition and exhibition

Presented by Vital 5 Productions

Curated by Greg Lundgren

Please visit www.giantsteps.space for a complete overview.

Giant Steps is a conceptual group exhibition positing the question of art in space. The Pacific Northwest holds an unlikely concentration of public and private space enterprises, including but not limited to Boeing, Vulcan Aerospace, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Space X, and Blue Origins. All of these companies are actively engaged in cutting edge technologies designed to take mankind into outer space. While there are a number of reasons behind this quest for space travel, seldom do we talk about how this affects the future of art and culture, and more specifically, what would artists do given the opportunity to create art in space.

First proposed as an imaginary exhibit on the website w3seattle.com, Vital 5 Productions has decided to bring this concept to the international arts community as a competition and exhibition, designed to inspire the creative and technical communities to imagine and propose art projects on the surface of the Moon. While the incentive for the participating artist or team may not be the actualization of their project, there will be a $10,000.00 cash prize, determined by a jury composed of aerospace and art professionals. Beyond this monetary award, Giant Steps will yield an unprecedented bounty of art-in-space proposals, giving humanity at large an inspired and original collection of conceptual artworks previously not considered.

Vital 5 Productions will host an open call for proposals, October 1, 2015 – January 14, 2016, and vet the most imaginative, innovative and conceptually strong ideas for inclusion into the Giant Steps exhibition. The number of proposals exhibited will be driven by available space and diversity of medium, with a jury of eight selecting the winner from those artists or teams included in the exhibit. Curator Greg Lundgren will serve as the ninth vote in the event of a tie.

The Vital 5 will host an opening reception for Giant Steps on Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm, with gallery hours Saturday and Sunday 12:00 to 6:00 pm, through April 3rd, 2016. There is a $10.00 suggested donation, with free admission to children under 13 and adults over 65.

Competition Rules

1 – Your work on the Moon must be achievable by you and one assisting astronaut. Subcontractors and other third parties may assist in your preparations, operations and execution from Earth, but only the artist and assisting astronaut will be present on the Moon.

2 – The full payload of your supplies and materials to the moon cannot exceed 6 cubic feet and weigh no more than 60 KG. Your return payload cannot exceed 5 KG.

3 – No explosives, toxic substances, or hazardous materials may be included in said payload. Batteries and/or solar powered equipment are permissible.

4 – Artist, or artist groups may include installation, sculpture, performance, dance, film, moon works or mixed media.

5 – The resident artist and assisting astronaut will have a total of twelve hours outside the craft, on the surface of the moon. This time will be divided into three 4 hour intervals maximum. Total duration of Moon residency will be 48 hours.

6 – Artists may use existing material on the moon (such as rocks and dust) and are expected to leave their supplies and/or artwork on the moon.

7 – The budget for supplies and materials for your proposed project cannot exceed $500,000.00 US dollars.

8 – Artist and artist groups must take into consideration the temperature, gravitational force and other atmospheric conditions of the Moon. We recommend using Wikipedia for general information and consulting with scientists, engineers and physicists to verify the plausibility of your proposal. Proposals that do not consider the scientific and atmospheric conditions on the moon will not be included in the exhibition.

9 – The landing site of the craft will be in the lunar equatorial regions, near side of the Moon, during the lunar mid-morning.

10 – The winning proposal will be based upon originality, conceptual strength, and technical feasibility. Please view these parameters as though the winning proposal were indeed going to be executed.

Exhibition Rules

1 – Giant Steps is open to all people in all countries, regardless of age, education, or background.

2 – You are allowed to enter one proposal. This can be submitted as a group or as an individual.

3 – Proposals can be a combination of text and image. Proposals are submitted by emailing: info@vital5productions.com and must no larger than 3 MB total. Proposals accepted for exhibition are expected to be presented in the context of an art exhibition. This may include prototypes, constructions, performance, video or other demonstrations to help better represent your idea.

4 – Proposals must be presented as follows:

A – Title of Proposal

B – Name(s) of presenting artist(s) or team

C – Physical Address, email and phone of contact

D – 500 words or less description of your proposal

E – 250 words or less on how your proposal will manifest for gallery exhibition

4 – Proposal deadline is midnight, January 14, 2016. Late entries will not be considered.

5 – Proposals must be within the realm of possibility. You do not have to fully understand the technology involved, but technically-impossible submissions will be disqualified. We want ideas that can be realized.

6 – Vital 5 Productions will screen submitted proposals for exhibition and define the exhibiting artists (between 50-100). These accepted proposals will be then prepared for exhibition (2D, 3D and performance/installation aspects encouraged) by the artist or team. Proposals that have performance and/or 3D elements are encouraged.

7 – Eight jurors (four from the aerospace community and four from the art community) will review and select the winning entry on March 2nd. The winner will be announced at 9:00 pm, March 3rd, during the opening celebration. Artist payment will be made no later than March 10, 2016.

8 – Applicants are responsible for providing all exhibition material and/or art/performance/film to the King Street Station – be that in person or by post. Applicants are not required to attend the exhibition, but are responsible for transportation costs to and from the event space. (Artists are also responsible for the installation of their work, whether in person, or in the form of detailed instruction provided for the curatorial team to use as reference.)

9 – Vital 5 Productions retains the right to photograph, publish or reproduce the content of any submission exhibited in Giant Steps.

10 – Entries selected for exhibition must be retrieved from King Street Station within 7 days of closing (April 3, 2016).

11 – All artists, engineers and persons accepted to exhibit in Giant Steps will receive full access to the competition.

Inspiration for Giant Steps

Inspiration for Giant Steps came from a fictional blog post written by Greg Lundgren in June of 2014. Vital 5 offers a portion of this content to give a broader understanding of Giant Steps and its inspiration. Please note that the original parameters have changed and the below text does not represent the competition rules for Giant Steps.

W3seattle blog post – Walking on the Moon – June 30, 2014

Sometimes the shortest distance between two points is not a straight line. Sometimes it requires seemingly irrational detours, taking you off track and temporarily away from the trajectory of your dreams.

For the team at Mars2025, this was the exact predicament in which they had found themselves. This group of space enthusiasts, billionaires, astronauts and NASA chiefs (both past and present) realized that in order to fund their 60 billion dollar manned mission to Mars (employing Dr. Robert Zubrin’s Mars Direct approach), they must first build a base support and pop culture enthusiasm that rivaled or eclipsed the optimism of space travel that existed in a post WWII America. And that, they concluded, was done by returning to the Moon in two highly publicized and propagated trips in the summer of 2016.

The space community is not terribly excited about a return to the Moon. Sure it has been 44 years since man last stepped out of Apollo 1 and planted a flag into the silver dust of the Moon, but the cost-to-scientific-gain ratio did not pencil out – in many minds a return to the Moon is a dog-and-pony show, specifically designed to bolster support both publically and politically for the much more expensive, much more dangerous, and much more rewarding mission to Mars. But as Sir Richard Branson said, “I’d enter myself in the Westminster Dog Show if that is what it took to get to Mars.” His group held a ‘by any means possible’ attitude, and Mars2025 could never be accused of a lack of passion or resource.

Mars2025 is a privately funded group of space enthusiasts and scientists that include equal part billionaires, such as Elon Musk, Paul Allen, Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos, with seasoned aerospace veterans Dr. Alan Stern, Mike Griffin, Burt Rutan and Peter H. Diamandis. Their first return flight to the Moon is branded “scientific” and their second flight to the Moon considered “artistic”. In an attempt to bolster support for a manned mission to Mars, they are sending an artist to the Moon. Sending an artist to the Moon. I could say that over and over all day long…

The technical specifications are inspiring all by themselves. From their artist call:

The two-person crew will consist of one NASA certified astronaut and one “artist”. If the selected “artist” does not meet the physical and psychological requirements of the mission, an appropriate substitution may be made. The mission will last approximately 48 hours with 26 hours spent on the surface of the Moon. Two space walks will be performed totaling 4 hours outside of the craft. The “artist” is allowed no more than 6 cubic feet of cargo weighing no more than 30 kilograms. Installation, performance, sculpture, dance, and/or land art will be considered for selection. Select artist proposals will be judged by the Mars2025 board of directors and awarded based upon originality, inspiration, and artistic merit.

That was the extent of their artist call. No prize money offered, no material expenses, just one trip to the Moon (at a value of approximately 600 million dollars). The sheer opportunity to walk on the moon and brilliance of glancing back and viewing our planet from space would be enough to motivate just about anyone. Being the first artist to create a work of art on the Moon? Priceless. (I’m actually surprised Visa didn’t want in on that campaign.)

Walden Three was honored to host this amazing selection of artist proposals in the Mercer Gallery this May. Guest curator Jeffrey Deitch and company rolled up their sleeves to task through the 10,851 submissions, narrowing down the selections to the most compelling (and accomplishable) proposals from 98 countries.

Andy Goldsworthy was a tough act to follow, requesting only a wooden handle gardening hoe with which he planned to carve into the moon dust a 100 meter fingerprint. Yoko Ono wanted to bring the flags of the other 195 countries not currently represented on the moon, reflecting a planetary conquest that is not nation-driven but humanity-driven. There were a surprising number of graffiti artists in the group, all wanting to tag a moon rock, or in some cases construct a wall so they have a man-made surface to tag (Banksy, Zephyr, Inkie, Ewok, as well as Seattle’s own NKO and Jeff Jacobson rounding out the final cut).

Seattle artists also included John Sutton – whose proposed 3M collaborated solar ‘yarn toss’ would have propelled nearly a mile of illuminating high-tech string into black space, and Iole Alessandrini, whose laser installation would scan and map passing asteroids and other space junk.

Kinetic sculptor Theo Jansen presented beautifully detailed drawings of his solar powered mechanical “Strandbeests” that would roam the surface for (potentially) generations to come.  Ai Weiwei partnered up again with Olafur Eliasson for an architectural structure called TIMEOUT. And maybe it was expected to see a host of architecture and design firms raise their hand for structures both metaphorical and dysfunctional. It was nice to see Tom Kundig in the mix and Zaha Hadid proposing about the most insane ‘tent construction’ I’ve ever witnessed. Even actor Zach Galifianakis put on his thinking cap, proposing a 280-foot collapsible ladder that would help a moon walker get 280 feet closer to Earth (it was entitled CAN WE GO HOME NOW?).

But in the end, the Mars2025 jury bypassed the A list artists, the starchitects, and the comedians for the more serious and introspective proposal by artist/educator Nevdon Jamgochian.

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Never before had an opening at Walden 3 been so populated by security measures and private bodyguards, but then again, we did have 5 billionaires in the Mercer Gallery at once. And it isn’t just radicals and would-be kidnappers that follow billionaires around – we had a surprising amount of celebrities rubbing shoulders during the private reception and subsequent party at the Four Seasons. Who knew Kim Kardashian was interested in outer space?

– GL

Giant Steps is made possible with the generous support of our sponsors:

The Goodship Company

SDOT

Seattle Office of Arts and Culture

For additional information, please contact Greg Lundgren.

Email – greg@vital5productions.com

Mail – 1011 Boren Avenue, Seattle WA 98104

Out of Sight at King Street Station

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

 

Vital 5 Productions presents

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OUT OF SIGHT

A survey of contemporary art in the pacific northwest

Curated by: Kirsten Anderson, Sharon Arnold, Greg Lundgren and Sierra Stinson

Dates: July 30 – August 2, 2015

Place: King Street Station – 303 S. Jackson Street, Seattle WA 98104

Hours: July 30th – preview and grand opening party 7:00 – 11:00

July 31 + August 1 – exhibition hours 12:00 – 8:00

(happy hour bar service 5:00 to 8:00)

August 2 – exhibition hours: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

(swedish pancake brunch 10:00 to 2:00)

Press Statement

Vital 5 Productions has a long history of championing contemporary art in the Pacific Northwest. Since the mid-1990s, we have been producing exhibits, events, experiments and creative content that celebrates all that makes our region so dynamic, original, and largely out of sight. When we heard about Vulcan producing the first annual Seattle Art Fair in the summer of 2015, it was almost immediate that we wanted to support the fair and harness the international attention the fair will bring to Seattle. From this energy emerged a new exhibition opening July 30th in the historic King Street Station.

Vital 5 is proud to present Out of Sight, a 24,000 square foot survey of contemporary art in the Pacific Northwest. Just a stone’s throw from the Seattle Art Fair (happening at the Centurylink Convention Center during the same weekend), Out of Sight occupies the entirety of the third floor – a raw, industrial space that has until this time, never been open to the public.

Curated by Kirsten Anderson, Sharon Arnold, Greg Lundgren and Sierra Stinson, Out of Sight showcases over 80 emerging and mid-career artists, bringing what we believe is the largest survey of contemporary art happening in the region. Both in scale, proximity and premise, Out of Sight is a bold and audacious exhibit, designed to recognize the immense talent and creativity that our region harbors, and the under-recognized creative capital of our community.

Join us Thursday, July 30 at 7:00 pm for an early preview and grand opening celebration, or visit the exhibition Friday and Saturday from noon to 8:00 pm and Sunday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. The Hideout will be providing happy hour service on location from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Friday and Saturday nights, and a Swedish pancake brunch will take place 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Sunday, August 2.

Join us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/490970281067058/

Follow us on Instagram: @outofsightseattle

Purchase limited tickets: https://www.strangertickets.com/events/25469403/out-of-sight-grand-opening-party

Participating artists include:

Julie Alexander, Julie Alpert, Megumi Shauna Arai, Rick Araluce, JD Banke, Baso, Crystal Barbre, Joey Bates, Jared Bender, Gretchen Bennett, Gala Bent, Zack Bent, Colleen Bratton, John Brophy, Jazz Brown, Bette Burgoyne, Tim Cross, Casey Curran, Sue Danielsen, Jack Daws, Jed Dunkerley, Warren Dykeman, Debbie Faas, Leiv Fagereng, Julia Freeman, Erin Frost, Neal Fryett, Scott Foldesi, Klara Glosova, Mandy Greer, Colleen Hayward, Laura Hamje, Robert Hardgrave, Julia Hensley, Jesse Higman, Jeff Jacobsen, Claire Johnson, Ken Kelly, Patrick Kelly, Izzie Klingles, Kirk Lang, Michael Leavitt, Rich Lehl, Margie Livingston, Francesca Lohmann, Amanda Manitach, Chris McMullen, Jennifer McNeely, Katie Metz, Steven Miller, Ryan Molenkamp, Scott Musgrove, Matthew Offenbacher, Joe Park, Mary Ann Peters, Jason Puccinelli, Cheyenne Randall, Tivon Rice, Ashleigh Rose Robb, Serrah Russell, Sail, Joe Schlicta, Rafael Soldi, Kellie Talbot, Polina Tereshina, Barbara Earl Thomas, Chris Thompson, Kimberly Trowbridge, Joey Veltkamp, Redd Walitzki, Tariqa Waters, Casey Weldon, Chandler Woodfin, Robert Yoder, Claude Zervas, Jennifer Zwick

(additional artists to be announced.)

Out of Sight is a Vital 5 Productions, made possible with these generous sponsorships:

SDoT, Roq la Rue, The Hideout, The Goodship Company, City Arts Magazine and Amtrak.

* Image courtesy of Debbie Faas, 2015

 

Walden Three – News and Updates

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

There is no bigger project Vital 5 is currently involved in than Walden Three. It could be called the thing we’ve been practicing for all of these years, and it is a formidable and very  exciting proposition. We highly encourage you to  check out the new website we’ve built (with the help of the very talented web designer Jess Rees and the internationally acclaimed brilliance of Olson Kundig Architects), follow the blog, sign up, endorse, spread the word and help us bang the drum. So if you’ve been wondering why the Vital 5 website has looked so dormant lately, it is in large part due to this titan. (Click on image to be redirected to the Walden Three website.)

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PDL at the Onn/Off Festival

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

PDL had a blast creating the NW Sunburn Company for this year’s Onn/Off Festival in Seattle. The premise of this light-based art festival is that us Americans in this northwestern corner of the world are seriously deprived of sunshine and the psychological nutrients it provides. Especially this time of the year, when the days are short and the clouds are anchored to the landscape like giant wet blankets.

Curators Susan Robb and Sierra Stinson found a 20,000 square foot commercial building in the middle of Capitol Hill and transformed it into a brilliant exhibition space. They blocked out all of the windows and  skylights with black tarps so the only light in the building was that emitted from our sculptures, performances and, in PDL’s case, their La Push Sunbathers and Yakima Sun Washs (see below). We dressed in our best pleated kaki pants, donned our neon sunglasses and matching company polo shirts and set about the festival like a tradeshow convention booth. And we sunburned over 300 people, adults and children alike. It was an event not to be missed, and we only apologize for announcing  our performance three weeks after it happened. You got to keep your ears close to the ground to catch a PDL event (and joining the Vital 5 mailing list doesn’t hurt either).

 

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A New Poster from AFWFA

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

We over at Vital 5 Productions have been busier than ever! And in all that activity, we often forget to update our website… and blog… so I’m going to try and play catch up and post a lot of things grossly out of date and long since missed. The first (but in no particular order) is a new poster from Artists For a Work Free America (AFWFA to those in the know). The Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings reminded us of the harsh truth that people have a bad habit of using guns and violence to express themselves. Yes, we do need to curb access to deadly weapons and yes, we need to take better care of those suffering from mental illness, but I do feel that the root of the problem is based upon the fact that too many people  lack the proper tools to safely express themselves. That instead of reaching for a rifle or a pistol, people reach for a pen to write, a brush to paint, a microphone to shout into. Art is the way we express our problems and fears, it is the way we escape loneliness and despair, it is the way we keep our water from boiling over.

This poster was  created the day after the Sandy Hook shootings. Maybe it won’t stop another senseless act of violence, but we hope people recognize that there are ways that we can curtail these types of  events from happening. Taking guns away is not enough and having better access to mental health is part of the solution, but I firmly believe that the root of the problem is our inability to properly communicate, our quite desperation. And paintbrushes and microphones are the tools we must employ to combat this growing and very real threat to our cultural health.

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Swan Song

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Vital 5 founder Greg Lundgren recently had a one night show in Seattle as part of the Vignette series curated by Sierra Stinson. On December 10th, from 7:00 – 10:00 pm, Lundgren exhibited these three sculptures with accompanying text. It was a great night and we thank everyone who came out to see it in person, but we did want to post the work here so others can get a glimpse of the work. Hope you enjoy these three Swan Songs.

PS – If you double click on the images they get bigger and the text is much easier to read!

The Adventures of Walden Three

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

The Adventures of Walden Three

Walden Three is about using film as the vehicle to share contmporary arts and culture with a broad audience – the most efficient medium for the maximum audience. So in order to present the idea of Walden Three, Vital 5 is creating a series of animated videos, each one tackling a small aspect of the larger project. Check back for new installments and updates on this big idea.

(please click on the highlighted text to view the video!)

Dream Big Dreams

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

As the saying goes, still waters run deep, and the inactivity on the Vital 5 website is no reflection of the work being done behind the scenes. Certainly there are a lot of Vital 5, AFWFA and PDL projects that have not been archived here, but an apology is not what is prompting this post.

I have felt for years that Seattle is in need of a formidable, accessible, sustainable contemporary art center. There have been brief flashes of brilliance, pushes for an institution we can call home, but the models we (as a city) have employed, are no longer applicable to the world we live in. Gone are the days that we can rely on NEA grants or consistent public funding. And simple survival of an institution – while no small feat of its own – is not enough to inspire, to challenge and program the type of exhibitions and events that our creative class is capable of executing.

For the last nine months, I have set to task with a greater thirst for this contemporary art center, asking the questions of what it would look like, who it would serve, where it would be located, how it would be financed, and identifying, specifically who and what our creative capital is. It has been a busy time, and now, nine months later, I believe that those questions have been addressed and answered in a most interesting way.

The idea and interest that permeated through all of these questions and conversations is the that of exporting our cultural capital. The Pacific Northwest harbors some of the smartest artists, thinkers and visionaries in the world. It is by far the one resource of our region that eclipses all others – we birth ideas like a rabbit farm, original, smart and relevant. We work hard for small rewards. And in most cases, we do it for the right reasons. So when I talk about a contemporary art center, I view it as the cultural depot to create, foster, produce and export creative content to a global community. Not to another gallery in New York or London, but to the greater populous – the majority, not minority of our society.

As an art center that broadcasts it’s creative content, I am firm in my belief that film is the most efficient and effective way to export our art and ideas. Whether it is two minute YouTube clips or a full length feature documentary, film is an incredibly powerful way to reach “the mass of men.” And I think that is what an art center should strive for – the mass of men – not the nod and approval of academia, of other curators and dealers and benefactors, but popular culture. There is no reason why sports teams and Hollywood actors and politicians should own that wide spectrum of cultural consumption, while painting and sculpture and installations and performance target and vie for the smallest sliver of the pie. To do so signifies one of two things – 1)- that artists do not have something relevant to say to the majority and/or 2)- that the majority is not smart enough to understand the complexities of self expression.

Vital 5 productions has drafted a blueprint for a contemporary art center. It is designed as a for-profit, twenty-year project – producing and exporting Pacific Northwest arts and culture in a multiplicity of ways to an international audience. The most fundamental difference between our model and other existing art centers is that our art center is in fact a movie set. The art center is the stage, the artists and patrons and exhibitions are the content and the operating capital does not invest in the center, but the documentary films that emerge from the center. The project is called Walden Three, and is by all measures an experimental hybrid between film and institution.

We will post the entirety of the Walden Three business plan on the Vital 5 website for your review and consideration. It can also be found online by joining the Walden Three group on Facebook. It is too much information and too many details to outline here, but we have a script that would forever change the artistic heritage of our region, have set our sights on a physical set location – a six story building in downtown Seattle, directly across the street from the Seattle Art Museum and former home of the Lusty Lady, and are all together serious about our template. There is more to follow and much more to read, but that is the thrust of our attention these days, and with enough conversation, optimism and support, I do believe it holds the capacity to create a golden era. And I want to live in, and contribute to such a time. Don’t you?

PDL vs SBC – Lego Spaceship Building Contest

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

On Friday, January 28th the members of SBC (John Sutton, Ben Beres and Zac Culler) go head to head with PDL (Jason Puccinelli, Jed Dunkerley and Greg Lundgren) for the ultimate sculptural face-off.

At high noon, each of the six artists (if you can call them that) will be handed a box of Legos and relegated to a corner of the gallery. For the next four hours they will construct the coolest, fastest, most kick-ass Lego Spaceships t…hey can imagine, and place them on six unmarked pedestals. At 6:00 pm, the viewing public will be invited to judge these vehicles and vote for their favorite ship, using old poker chips. At 10:00 pm, SBC will gather their collective chips and PDL will gather theirs, and the group with the most chips will WIN the competition.

Set against the backdrop of Jesse Higman’s exhibition, the gallery will be the perfect outer space backdrop for spaceship Lego’s.

January 28th also marks the 25th anniversary of the tragic explosion of the spaceship Challenger, an event that shocked the world. To mark the anniversary of this tragic accident, we will be constructing six new spaceships (which won’t do much, but the symbolism is nice).

Stay tuned for more!