Peer Pleasure 1:
Royal Art Lodge, Space 1026 and Instant Coffee
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
January 13 - March 26, 2006
Opening January 12
Peer Pleasure 1 showcases three artists groups who work together on projects that involve communication and interactivity.
Marcel Dzama, Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber, the artists who form The Royal Art Lodge, periodically take time out of their solo art careers to paint and draw together. On view is a suite of 80 of their most recent collaborative paintings. The artists affiliated with Space 1026, a cooperative workshop, studio space and gallery based in Philadelphia, have worked with Shelley Spector to coordinate an environment in the gallery inspired by the communal spaces of the building in which they convene to work and play. Instant Coffee, a group of six artists based in Vancouver and Toronto, Canada, showcase their BASS Bench project, a custom-made lounge and DJ station where visitors can hang out and play records. Instant Coffee will also curate a series of interactive displays and weekly events with their a of Bay Area artists and performers to take place in and around the BASS Bench during the exhibition.
INSTANT COFFEE BASSBED EVENTS
A series of exhibition related events will be taking place on the BASS Bench (upstairs galleries) during the following dates and times:
Thu, Jan 12, 6-9pm
Get your chance to DJ at an Opening Night Reception! Instant Coffee invites you to bring either your "First or Worst Album" and play a song from 6Ð7pm at their interactive art installation the "BASS BENCH". Vinyl only!
Sat, Jan 14, 12:30-2 pm
A Saturday afternoon tea party and slide show with Instant Coffee
Thu, Jan 19, 6:30-8 pm
Instant Coffee and Stretcher come together, with coffee, beer and a musical salute
Thu, Feb 9, 6:30-8 pm
A BASS Bench intervention, staged by students from the San Francisco Art Institute
Thu, Feb 16, 6:30-8 pm
Guest curator Joyce Grimm constructs a BASS Bench scenario
Thu, Feb 23, 6:30-8 pm
Guest artist and curator Chris Sollars hosts an evening that will keep you on the edge of your bench
Thu, Mar 2, 6:30-8 pm
Courtney Fink, director of Southern Exposure, plans a final gathering on the Bench