FAR BIZZAR: Gift Exchange
The Twelfth Floor Gallery
L.A. Mart 1933 S. Broadway Ave, Los Angeles, Ca. 90007
Opening: Friday December 16th, 7pm to 10:30pm.
Foundation for Art Resources presents FAR BIZZAR: Gift Exchange. This is a one-night only show for artists by artists about trading work with other artists. Every artist has a piece of work in their studio that calls out to have a home in another artists personal collection where it can be enjoyed as a little piece of wonderful. Come blow the dust out of your studio for the new year and trade pieces with other artists in the community all night long. For this open call of FAR BIZZAR bring your wildest, off beat studio projects – pieces that you’ve hidden away from the light of day wondering if it even qualifies as art! All mediums welcome – conceptual, text art, painting, photography, whatever – trade performances if possible! Even just trade ideas about art written down on a piece of paper if you aren’t a studio producer.
No work will be refused! No entrance fees! No suggested donations! No registration! No one to contact in advance! Show up with art, as much or as little as you would like to trade in a single night, and bring what you need to install. (Basic hammer and nails will be provided upon request). Come early and stay late until everyone goes home happy. In keeping with holiday spirit no money will be exchanged this evening, only art, hugs and good cheer. The more the merrier! Hot coca, egg nog and open bar all night long.
Upon arrival everyone gets a number, a name tag and a pen to write with.
7-9pm: Artists arrive and hag, stack, lean or otherwise inform people about what work they have to trade. All works will be numbered coming in the door.
9-10pm: Artists write their name next to all the pieces they are interested in trading with.
10-10:30pm: Open trading begins. Approach whoever you want to trade with and see if they want to trade up! Unlimited trading all night long!