Find us fly fishing in cool mountain streams, yodeling by campfires, and knitting in the passenger seat.
We're threading a single theme through this year, across the country. Trying to stitch things back together; tired of fighting. We've got our hands in the yarn bowls of the tricoteuse and suffragettes.
It felt like we all needed some time off from art-making this season, so we did a salon-style hanging of the permanent collection. We're looking back to the music of Shostakovich, and the poetry of Ginsberg, for inspiration on what to do next. We're howling.
Every object has an electric history. We're handling things, exploring their surface to reveal their depth.
The narrative counterpart to the Walled Garden is the Strand of Pearls. We're threading our stories in an endless loop, wearing them on our necks to retain their luster.
As the ground begins to thaw, the plants seek regrowth. We're getting our hands dirty, digging down, unearthing the secrets to tending our real and virtual gardens.
This is us, looking at you, looking at everyone. We're asking how we look at animals, machines and humans; and how animals, machines and humans look at each other.
We love finding shapes in the clouds, looking out airplane windows, trying to predict the weather. We love the way clouds have assumed new meaning in the digital age. We asked our artists to show us their skies.
Personal technology writhes its tentacles deeper and deeper in our seas. It offers helpful updates about our friends, our heartbeats. It tailors its tabloids to our darkest search engine queries. We ask the artists of our second salon to turn out their pockets, and consider the history of magical amulets.
Since human and artificial intelligence is so often judged through language alone, we begin Peridot Green by expanding the field. We ask the artists of our first salon to demonstrate how symbols can effectively transfer information.
We aim to open direct dialogue between artists and art collectors in an intimate setting. For each salon we select a theme, curate a show, and write a catalog. Artists and collectors are invited to a Sunday dinner to exhibit, discuss, and exchange. The shows center on apartment-sized work in the $200 - $2000 range. We ask artists to price their own work and be willing to discuss prices openly. We ask collectors to be more interested in the concept of the work than its monetary value. We have a 20% suggested donation from sales, artist's choice, with no future bias either way.