Los Angeles, CA 90031
In keeping true to our ideals and having a sense of fun we are inviting all artists to participate in Raid Projects closing show, Swap Meet by bringing along a small art work on that evening to be hung then and there. After this we ask that you find another work hanging, by another artist, and swap the work. This can be done numerous times throughout the evening until we close at 10pm. The idea is we all get to meet artists new and old, many whom have had a show at Raid Projects in the past, and enjoy the night. Hopefully we will all make some new friends, as many of us have in the past via the Raid Project openings, and reminiscent fondly about Raid Projects and its tenure in the Los Angeles art scene.
FROM THE DIRECTOR
After 10 years of activity Raid Projects is set to close as an exhibition venue. Our last ever show will be MAY 2008. Please join us in the coming months as we lead in to our last hurrah. In the future we will continue with one-off curatorial projects, particularly external ones, and with the AIR Program, albeit in a different form (more details on these changes are available at the website). Raid Projects will become a site for exploration and development through studio practices, working with artists on process and content and allowing a period of experimentation rather than focus upon a single exhibition.
has been a wonderful decade – working with all those talented artists
and curators and meeting so many interesting people, the fun, the
solidarity and the splendid opportunity to experience so much
fascinating art. Some of my closest friends have emerged from this
I would like to thank, from the bottom of my heart, the people who helped sustain and develop Raid Projects over the years. Colton Stenke and Valerie Lambert for their unflagging enthusiasm and hard work, Janet Owen for her unshakeable belief and eye to the future, Sydney Croskery and Marvella Muro for their selfless contribution and support. Bob Arieas, Robert Nichols and Bob Martin who always came through. The interns who gave generously of their time – Julie Spielman, Ayca Cakmakli, Kutae Kim, Tricia Tongo. The support freely given on technical matters – Andres Polit and Richard Ankrom. Also thanks to the contributions made by the early Santa Ana crew – Matt, Ed, Brian, Joel and all the rest (you know who you are!!)
I am proud of all of them and proud of Raid’s track record which owes so much to their participation. They have my very best wishes for the future.
I would also like to thank all those people who came to the shows, expressed their support and encouraged us over this time. Without you coming there would never have been a point to doing this.
Finally and very importantly - a huge shout out of appreciation to all the artists who have ever shown with us – without them there would never have been a Raid Projects!!!!
It is now time to move on to other challenges. I will continue in my role as Director of Mark Moore Gallery and will be engaged in some independent curatorial projects, as well as returning to my own painting practice in the studio.
Thanks Again and see you around the galleries!!!