Throughout the month of July, Triple Base will activate the gallery with alternative art commerce. A weekly rotation of artist booths designed by sixteen contemporary artists and creative inventors will each provide an offering of goods, services or information. The set-up facilitates an active space for exchange and social interaction, allowing the artists to highlight their influences or endeavors outside of their regular visual art practice. Each week (Thursday through Sunday) four different artists or artist groups will man their custom-designed booth and conduct a project that engages the public. Artists will offer limited edition and one-off items, provide services – from tattooing to yoga lessons – or distribute information that will either be for free, trade/barter, or simply be for sale in cold hard cash.
July 10-13: Tara Foley and young Mission-based artists collaborate with visitors to create poetry collages, Bad at Sports presents a listening station of conversations with world-famous artists and curators, Taha Belal offers a special exchange of information and Sara Thacher gambles with visitors on the outcome of the game Rock, Paper, Scissors.
July 17-20: Alissa Anderson turns your old tee-shirt into a reusable grocery bag, Shashanna Chittle creates a restorative yoga booth, Jesse Schlesinger brings Dirty Girl Farm, Suzanne Husky premiers her line of handmade recycled clothing, to the city and Scott Oliver offers an array of personal effects in exchange for a detailed drawing or written description of the special object.
July 24-27: Justin Limoges offers temporary tattoos and custom drawings, Michelle Blade proposes a mail art trade, Kyle Mock presents a “show-and-tell” booth, Travis Meinolf works with gallery visitors to make wool ponchos and distribute them and Beth Cook’s “Paris Hiltonize Me” booth offers participants their three minutes of fame.