Monday, May 24, 2010

Cheap Paper presents "SOLID GOLD" @ MINT Gallery May-June 2010

hand casts, originally uploaded by RobinGillis.

Well, I have been incredibly negligent in posting about current projects, exhibitions, and happenings going on so I am attempting to be better about it.

To start, I'd like to announce the success of Cheap Paper's (an artist collective I am a part of) 2nd show, "SOLID GOLD" @ MINT Gallery in Atlanta, GA May 22nd-June 12th

Cheap Paper, consisting of 11 amazing Atlanta-based artists, thought we would break down the hierarchy of the artist-gallery-curator-patron relationships and open up negotiation to the patron- in essence, cut out the middle man. This is not a new concept, but one we believe in and one we felt was appropriate for our current status. We opened up conversations with guests and patrons with our slogan "Make me an Offer." Patrons were encouraged to offer anything they felt was appropriate: the amount they felt it was worth, what was in their pocket, or anything they could offer- even an oil change or cake. The artist could deny or accept, or negotiate with the patron with no pressure or expectations. Additionally, the patron could find out exactly what the were purchasing by having a one-on-one discussion with the artist about that specific piece. We sold A LOT of work and have stockpiles more to replace the sold pieces and completely change the space for our upcoming re-showings of the show!

"SOLID GOLD" consisted of sculpture, video installations, paper drawings, paintings, balloons, and misc. objects all surrounding the viewer to make them feel comfortable touching and exploring the space.

Cheap Paper will be having multiple viewings of this show:
June 6th- MINT Gallery will be open during the Paper Twin's exhibition for the beltline Sunday evening
June12th- "SOLID GOLD"'s closing reception as part of the "after party" for other local openings, including an opening @ Beep Beep Gallery From 9:30 pm till whenever! This will be GOLD DISCO themed!

For more info check out:
MINT Gallery
Cheap Paper blog
Cheap Paper facebook
Atlanta Beltline art
Paper Twins facebook
Beep Beep Gallery

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1 comment:

  1. Love the idea of the patrons being able to deal directly with the artists - and even in trade! - and the exhibit changing as items are sold and replaced. In my former life I was a writer for an arts and entertainment magazine and this is just the sort of thing I would have loved to write an article about. :)


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