Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Art Basel Preview #2

An alternative to Art Basel madness:

During Art Basel, the Bakehouse Art Complex (BAC) will open its doors and highlight the work of over 70 local artists. The opening of the exhibit - called Sensory Overload - will take place on Saturday, November 28 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. with live music from the Spam All Stars. The opening is free of charge and will have an open bar.

According to BAC, their exhibit tackles:

the idea of the overwhelming sensory qualities of Art Basel...Based on the traditional five senses, touch, hear, see, smell, and taste, BAC artists cross and blend these senses together to create an experience of a sequence of synesthetic encounters, attacking one sense and at the same time evoking another.

In addition, another simultaneous exhibit will be take place at BAC in its Swenson Gallery. The exhibit is called 5X7 - featuring art pieces that are either 5X7 or 7X5 in size. Each work of art will be priced at only $100.00. What's more, when a person purchases a piece of art, she or he will have their photograph taken along with their new work of art. These photographs will be displayed at the exhibit "thus becoming part of the exhibit," according to BAC.

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