Sunday, December 5, 2010

Received in October from Emily in Philly!

An upcoming SPORE artist for spring, Emily Peters just sent this gorgeous package out of Philadelphia. This our first communication of an ongoing mail art exchange. Hand-dyed and constructed the neck piece is made of objects that are special to me; bones and trinkets from trips, friends and my parent's farm. The package also included a mold for a key to Emily's apartment and several photo-transfer pieces in need of treading. The package was an old Wheaties box. Beautifully done Emily!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Collaborate with SPORE!

Send proposal to Emily at

Include in your proposal:
1. 3-5 jpegs of past work or website link
2. Concept outline. Including writing, drawings, video, and/or images.
3. List materials. These should be found, constructed or recycled.
4. Q- How the project will engage the community?

LOCATION: SPORE is presently located in St Louis, Missouri.

GALLERY MONTHS: Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Feb, March, April, May (off months- Dec, Jan, June, and July).

ARTIST RESIDENCY: We offer a communal 1-week residency w/ an "opening", community share and/or performance for out-of-town artists and musicians. This includes studio access, housing, general materials, and use of a bike. Sliding scale donation of $50-$100 covers food, studio and housing costs.

MOBILE COLLABORATION: SPORE relishes collaborations in other communities. Exchanges can range from a weekend to short residencies.

NEEDS: Always accepting gifts of gas, maintenance, money, materials, and art for the archive. Currently looking for a projector and amplifier.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Appalachia Bound

Robert Long's "Still Life: Composition #1 Three Chairs" was installed today. Balancing varnished scraps from discarded chairs the installation resembles a delicate skeletal structure metaphoric in origin that will change with the vibrations of the journey. This is piece one in a three-part series Long is creating for SPORE. The SPORE van itself, with 180,000 miles and ABS issues has had a hectic summer. Fortunately after a hefty mechanic bill she's running splendidly and is outfitting to embark on a three week venture through Kentucky, West Virgina, the Carolinas and Tennessee.

Throughout the venture Emily will be documenting historic Utopian communities, cultural colonies, optimistic homesteaders and visionaries. Sharing also the improvisational chantings of Ghosts I Have Been.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Something New Chicago

Oakland Photos

Photos from SPORE show at AK Press Warehouse in Oakland CA this past Spring.