Wednesday, March 13, 2019

PPAC TEMP brings pop-up art shows to the public

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click to enlarge Tourist Boredom, Opening reception, March 15, 5:30-9 p.m., viewable by appointment on March 16 and 17,  Tim Gill Center for Public Media, 315 E. Costilla St., facebook.com/PikesPeakArtsCouncil. - AARON BAUER
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  • Tourist Boredom, Opening reception, March 15, 5:30-9 p.m., viewable by appointment on March 16 and 17, Tim Gill Center for Public Media, 315 E. Costilla St., facebook.com/PikesPeakArtsCouncil.
Artists need exhibition space. All the resources in the world, from funding to networking opportunities, can only go so far unless artists can present the fruits of their labor to the public. The Pikes Peak Arts Council (PPAC), which has been supporting regional artists with all of the above for years, recognizes this, and their new program should fill a void in the local arts community that desperately needs filling. PPAC TEMP, a PPAC program spearheaded by Non Book Club Book Club founders JD Sell and Jasmine Dillavou, creates partnerships with local non-traditional spaces to bring pop-up art shows to the public.

Dillavou says PPAC TEMP’s focus on one-off or limited-run events, versus the traditional month-long exhibition, “works better to support the kind of artists that we have in our membership base because it gives people an opportunity to be experimental, gives them a chance to show works in progress, to test out ideas. Because we do have plenty of galleries in town, we do have a lot of space for full-blown exhibitions. This just gives people an opportunity to try new things and attempt something a little bit braver.”
PPAC TEMP’s first pop-up exhibition, Tourist Boredom, very definitely fits that bill. Presented in the Tim Gill Center for Public Media, which has plenty of space with which to experiment, Tourist Boredom will include video projections, a soundscape, an art installation and 2D works, all created by four artists: brothers Timmy and Jonny Mancini, and brothers Drew Bauer and Aaron Bauer. “They’re all really, really young, experimental, fresh-faced artists, kind of newer to the scene, which I think is really cool,” Dillavou says. The exhibition will focus on themes of nostalgia, presenting retro-futuristic imagery as satirical commentary on the past and its perceptions of the future, as well as commentary on the future.

“We’re, like, jumping off as big as possible,” Dillavou says. “Because we’ve done some little mini-trials, and it’s just hosting and holding space for PPAC members, and finding them shows whenever we can. But this is like the first real launch, real project, so we kinda want them to go crazy and build an experience for viewers to enter.”

You can enter the experience during its opening reception on March 15 or by appointment through the 17th.

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