Swap Thing: WPA Art Exchange
July 30th – August 7th 2010
Opening Reception: Saturday July 31, 7 to 9 pm
Closing Reception: Saturday August 7, 7 to 9 pm
WPA Summer hours: Friday-Sunday 12-6 pm
In conjunction with the second annual PERFORM! NOW! Festival in Chinatown, WPA presents SWAP THING.
This event will feature 15 WPA artists each exhibiting one artwork. These works are available to the public for trade. Exchanged artworks will be immediately installed as part of the exhibition and subsequently available to the public for further exchange. This exchange cycle will begin with the opening reception and continue through the course of the show. There will be no title/artist/price list, only a continuously changing exhibition of works and participating artists.
Anyone is invited to replace an artwork with another artwork of their choice that is of equal or greater value. “Value” is determined by the trader.
All traders will be added to the list of contributing artists.
The WPA artists that will inaugurate the show: Bart Exposito, Andrew Hahn, David Hughes, Charles Irvin, Adam Janes, Pamela Jorden, Michael Minelli, Rachel Neubauer, John Pearson, Terri Phillips, Fil Rüting, Amy Sarkisian, Henry Taylor, Ryan Tomcho,Tyler Vlahovich
Artwork for exchange should be able to be hand-carried and un-installed with relative ease (i.e. works on paper should be framed or able to be tacked directly to the wall; sculptures will be placed on the floor unless the trader supplies a pedestal etc…).
The trader needs to have their artwork present and in-hand if they wish to do an exchange. No holds.
The trader must be prepared to install their replacement artwork with the assistance of a WPA member. WPA has a limited supply of installation hardware. The trader should have a basic knowledge of how their replacement artwork should be installed and must supply any unique hanging hardware.
WPA will have a limited supply of packing materials. The trader should be prepared with whatever is necessary to take away traded works safely.
The work present on the walls at the closing reception completes the trade initiated by each member of WPA and is theirs to keep.