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Saturday, August 9, 2008

Pindemonium #4 - June 2008

This year Lisa and Melissa proposed they hold their annual Pindemonium event at the Long Haul Gallery. We were delighted to host this unique and interactive art event! The concept is that each exhibitor designs a pin for the show and then Lisa and Melissa punch out 10 or 20 pins of each design for both display and trade (they made over 1000 pins for this show!?). On the night of the event each of the artists procures their bundle of pins and trades them with other pin holders. Lisa and Melissa make additional grab bags of miscellaneous pins for the public to buy and join the trade. It's a lovely opportunity to meet strangers, to check out the small format artwork, and to run around like you're a kid back in school trading stickers (or baseball cards) again! Below are some pictures from this exhibit...

Melissa and Lisa: Curators extraordinaire!


The exhibit.


Very clever and unique pin design: "Mon Portable" by Afke Benoit. Each pin was stuffed with dirt and little clover sprouts that she grew in advance, especially for the night of the trade. You had to water your little sprouted pin with a water dropper. Mine lasted 5 days.


My googly-eye pins, all ready to trade. Of course I was compelled to painstakingly make each pin a one-of-a-kind object. Wish we had more details of the individual pins, there were so many good ones!


Melissa giving an artist her pins. There were over 70 participants and about 100 people who came to the show.


The trade in action...




1 comment:

Gabyreel said...

Wow a real blog! Nice, guys!
I am new to the blogohood but i feel good here amongst all these beautiful things y'all made.thanks.
Rock on! -or you know, make.. stuff ...on.