Artists- Please do not come to the space and take your art! Contact me first 477-0567. I will be contacting all the artists to set up a time to do so!
I am sorry for Dennell's perception that all possible precautions were not taken to assure the security and safety of the art. When the artists dropped off their art, they understood that the space was not a standard gallery, but a pop up in an alternative space. I too, Vicky Kumpfer the coordinator, of the exhibition had a hard time with this, but with some agreements with the owner was assured that the work would be safe. All artists had the opportunity to take their art on Dec 18th if they didn't want to leave it up for the Month of Sundays exhibition in January.
There are video cameras on the outside of the building and two caretakers on site. I talked with these two men and trust they are doing everything they can to watch over the art.
Yesterday, when you came there was a gallery greeter, myself and the owner of the building monitoring the art and all wings of the building. I was at the front while the greeter roved and she was at the front while I roved. Mr Batarsheh was greeting and roving as well.
The situation with your art, was one of concern rather then neglect. Your art didn't have a wire on the backside and the standard procedure is if the artists didn't provide a wire, it doesn't get hung. It is the artists responsibility to assure a safe hanging apparatus for the gallery to hang from. It is not good policy for the gallery to manipulate the art to provide this. Mr Batarsheh was trying to be helpful and be sure your work would be seen and safe. Art is safer hanging from a wire then the frame.
It is true that a wooden wall was constructed during the month of Dec, after which, the building owner assured me that there would not be any construction and the art would stay in place. Again, this is an unusual situation but the art was cared for with all reasonable precaution.
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