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August 26, 2017 – October 29, 2017
Contemporary On-Site series welcomes Good Weather from North Little Rock, Arkansas to Atlanta Contemporary. This installation features work by Aaron Blendowski, Ian Jones, Irini Miga, Willie Wayne Smith, and Katie Wynne.
Good Weather is a contemporary art gallery located five minutes from downtown Little Rock, Arkansas that has transformed a single-car garage into a participant-guided gallery. The project stems from an investigation of the American suburban garage and its vast flexibility. Often times, garages transcend their original function (i.e. storage for cars) by morphing into domestic galleries indicative of vastly different tastes and socio-economic conditions. This reveals an unpretentious curation of an individual’s ideas and interests: a wood shop, a miniature railroad museum, a cereal box collection, an indoor patio, a makeshift living room, an aviary, and so on. Good Weather follows this phenomenon through the understanding and use of these resources: the economy of space, a curatorial vernacular, and an open structure that allows participants to direct the content and shape of their exhibitions.
The gallery has reciprocal objectives. The first revolves around the gift of space, which serves as a catalyst for artists to develop new work. The second is rooted in exposure, which allows the artist to exhibit this work to a wider audience and in return, the audience is exposed to pertinent and challenging works of art. Both are integral in aiding in the artist’s professional growth. In promoting the reciprocal relationship between maker and audience, Good Weather facilitates a greater awareness of contemporary art, which plays a vital role in defining and challenging our current local and national ethe. Alongside all of these concerns, Good Weather considers the creation of possibility as its principal pursuit, embodying an earnest desire to positively impact the environment in which it lives.
- Curated by Daniel Fuller