Swenson Shots is designed to give emerging artists their first experience producing a gallery show from start to finish and provide a space for a more experienced artist to experiment and showcase a new line of work. The shows will have a fast turnaround, with artists having the space from Monday to Sunday with an opening on Thursday. This is just enough time to set up, have an opening, document the show, and conduct private visits with curators, gallerists, and potential buyers. This complete, soup-to-nuts opportunity is key to launching promising careers beyond the studio and into the professional art world.
Past Artists Featured in Swenson Shots:
II SOON - Hugo Montoya & Leah Dixon
January 7 - 13, 2015
Leah Dixon and Hugo Montoya are Conceptual Provisionalists, who believe in sideways protest, and who both have a knack for peeing in the pool. II SOON is a two-person show regarding an ongoing dialogue about sculpture, American media commodification, labor, justice, and Post-Relevancy.
AG Alles Gut - Alan Gutierrez & Aramis Gutierrez
January 14 - 20, 2015
Swenson Shots presents Alles Gut, an exhibition by Alan Gutierrez and Aramis Gutierrez which attempts to cultivate a serendipitous connection between the two painters which may or may not exist regardless of their appellative coincidence.
Un promenade sur la plage - Gustavo Oviedo
January 21 - 27, 2015
After a long process of rehabilitation from a spine injury that kept me in bed for a full year I authentically felt drawn to the sea and the marine world.
Y bueno, que se le va a hacer/No queda otra - Serena Dominguez
January 28 - February 3, 2015
'Y bueno, que se le va a hacer/No queda otra' is a phrase my grandma repeats daily. In English, it means "Oh well, what can you do/There's no other way." This show is inspired by her mahantra and relentless indifference/endurance.
(I) I - Erin Thurlow
February 4 - 10, 2015
A show that is based on Barnett Newman telling a joke to Dan Flavin. It is an installation that sort of uses the architecture of the joke as the model.
YCNAN ROF - Keaton Fox
February 11-17, 2015
YCNAN ROF is an installation that investigates the present power of instant feedback, by experimenting with the reflective aspects of both video and mirror displays.
Reflections - Harvey Zipkin and Jason Aponte
February 18-24, 2015
Pairing similar aesthetics through different materials, Reflections draws from optical illusions to expose hidden subjects.
f**k me like you mean it - Aleister Eaves
February 25- March 3, 2015
In fuck me like you mean it, Aleister Eaves explores the complex experience of present-day womanhood through performance video, self-portrait photography, and sculpture. Using deconstructed symbolism—including real gold and the artist’s own blood— discordant sexual dreamscapes arise from a deliberately confusing space of simultaneous objectification and self-actualization.