Inside the Build: "Iron To Gold/Ashes To Hope" @ Chandran Gallery, SFJuxtapoz // Friday, 04 Jan 2013
Last night, we were able to check out the setup of the Chandran Gallery x Juxtapoz "Iron To Gold/Ashes To Hope" exhibition opening tonight only, January 4, in San Francisco. Singapore/San Francisco-based Chandran Gallery, in association with Juxtapoz and Power House Productions, present a special benefit exhibition, installation, and auction in support of an innovative artist-in-residence program in Detroit that features artists from around the country in hopes of creating a meeting place of creativity in the middle of the USA.
A big thank you to Colin M Day for all the photography.
In 2009, Juxtapoz Art and Culture Magazine teamed with Powerhouse Productions to raise over $150k to create a unique artist-in-residence program in the Detroit. Juxtapoz invited six artists to paint and reimagine Powerhouse's neighborhood in Detroit, and one team of artists, Monica Canilao and Harrison Richards Bartlett 3 1/2, has remained in Detroit since the Juxtapoz work and begun to invite fellow artists to contribute to the neighborhood.Their homebase, The Treasure Nest, has become a headquarter of creativity and residency schedules that have allowed artists to come to Detroit to see their bodies of work and contributions come to life.
Now in 2013, Monica, Harrison Richards Bartlett 3 1/2 and their team want to continue the program with a self-sustainable infrastructure, build the Treasure Nest to host years of programs, and need the help of fellow artists and organizations to make it happen. Chandran Gallery of San Francisco will be hosting a very special one-night exhibition in San Francisco on Friday, January 4, that will showcase works from contemporary artists that support the Detroit residency program. On that same night, Chandran Gallery will host a onlince benefit on Paddle8, featuring the works donated from David Ellis, Swoon, Richard Colman, and others available via auction.
All proceeds from the art sales will go to support the Iron To Gold/Ashes To Hope project, that will help institute an artist-in-residence program, repair existing electrical infrastructure in the multiple buildings in the Treasure Nest family, as well as help establish the "Detroit Museum of Installation Art".