I am so pleased to be included in Todd Jannausch‘s newest project, Gallery (206). The “gallery” is a repurposed telephone booth which includes 19 panels of original artworks, original music in the handset and a “phonebook” of 206 Seattle Artists.
I just love this installation/gallery – it’s so surprising and elegant. When I went to find the gallery myself, it was tucked behind another artist’s set up for First Thursday. From 10 paces it looks just like a clean, well-kept, um, phone booth. As I got closer then inside the space, I sensed how carefully this work was assembled, both physically and from a curatorial perspective.
Jannausch’s last curatorial/rouge gallery project, Gallery 40, was also a diminutive gallery showcasing 40 artists in an unexpected and delightful way. I deeply appreciate Jannausch’s “Art for All” approach to showing important works. I get to show and see works I otherwise wouldn’t have been able to. In his words:
In the end, Gallery 40 was never a gallery at all. It was just a 4’x10’ sheet of plywood, some old caster wheels and a few car batteries. It was your imagination and love of creativity that made it a gallery, and therefore made it a special place to share, support and participate in the conversation about ideas and art.
Look for Gallery (206) Project in Occidental Park next time you’re in Pioneer Square.