If you live in the Seattle area and want to participate in one of the many First Thursday events this week, previously featured artist Kelly Björk and her in-home gallery, Two Shelves, are participating in the show "Rearranging Furniture." You can find out more about the show below as well as on the Facebook event page.
Two Shelves and GLASS BOX present "Rearranging Furniture." "Rearranging Furniture" is a conversation between galleries, a marriage counseling between places, a Maury Povich intervention between our experience of the objects we live in and the spirits within them. Taking place simultaneously at both galleries, the living room in which Two Shelves resides along with its eponymous two shelves will be recreated and reinterpreted across town at GLASSBOX. New work from Two Shelves co-owner/resident Kelly Björk will also be hung in her reimagined GLASS BOX living room along with the showing Two Shelves artist's work in the adjacent space. To connect audiences, a van will be ferrying people between the galleries throughout the evening and a live video feed of one another's spaces will be streaming at both. The show will open October 1st with Forrest Perrine as teh participating artist.
Forrest Perrine makes public installations and murals. The spaces in his pieces are often as much a part of the works as the materials used to activate them. In "Rearranging Furniture," Perrine is going to use the two galleries to think about two parts of his art, each gallery effectively its own "shelf." Two Shelves will be looking at documentation. The wall and its shelves will be collaged in pictures of past works, which is now all that remains of them. At GLASS BOX, the very objects and spaces that the installations engage will be brought inside and formed into a shrine to elicit the latent ghosts within them. It is the artist's sincere belief that these shared places and products possess a spiritual life-force as vivid and sacred as any religious text or natural phenomenon—that a Tupperware lid can stand next to the Shroud of Turin and hold its head up high, that the summer smell of pool chlorine can meet the Grand Canyon and share the wealth of its truths. Wood chips, wind chimes, zip lock bags, and potted plants—the whole populous of massively and passively consumed material-experiences, combined and rearranged to explode their form and feel the breath within them.
Thursday, October 1st