Want to see a 15' Uhaul truck turned into a mobile art gallery?
Come to the Grand Opening of Gallery Raul!
Georgetown Art Attack Nov 12 6-9pm
Sidewalk Cafe is serving free coffee and injera chips
Exhibition (Inside Truck) Showing: City of Faces
Director/Owner : George Lee Studio
Lead Designers : Taj Hanson and Friends
Curator-of-Mystery : Raul
Gallery Raul is an experiment in affordable easy access to space for creative people to share their work. It is a tactical service aligned to work within car-centered cities where permanent space is largely unaffordable for low-earning but high impact artists/creative professionals. Gallery Raul is open-source design that costs less than $200 to create, and $40 per 24 hour period using a 15' Uhaul box truck. Gallery Raul seeks to help creative people share their work while activating pedestrian spaces by utilizing legal parking rights of private automobiles. Gallery Raul can also be used for mobile, moving performance art, site-specific exhibitions, and reaching underserved neighborhoods with cultural services. It is privately funded by George Lee Studio. For more information and the gallery's blog, go to www.georgeleestudio.com/galleryraul
City of Faces
Lee is a Seattle-based artist specializing in site-specific sculpture and social practice art. The project was funded by Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, and partnered with Somali Family Safety Task Force, Rainier Beach Community Center, Aki Kurose Middle School and Rainier Avenue Church. Over 100 youth took part in workshops and learned about birds, habitat and facecast mold-making. Thirty-two brave youth had their faces cast, amidst their peer’s gasps of glee and disgust, and were compensated with gift cards. The 32 seed-like ceramic birdhouses were hung from organically curving posts of red cedar, a wood associated with life and ancestry in local tribes in Angel Morgan P=Patch from March-October 2016. Each birdhouse matched specific bird habitat needs. The piece explores themes of refuge/home, fertility/life/youth, and interconnection between human and non-human life.
They will be displayed for the first time together en masse via a hanging wall installation. Process materials of this process will also be on display: dried out face casts, chipped plaster faces, and clay press molds. The "Facehouses" will go on sale (online only) during the opening. Fifteen percent of sales go to the four youth organizations that participated in project. More info at www.georgeleestudio.com