In 2012, Pleasant Plains Workshop and Outer Space presented the exhibition, Low Moments, to embrace the humor of our artistic failures. While the exhibition was everything that we hoped it would be, we feel that our work is not quite done. We are pleased to present Lower Moments, and encourage you to submit your most embarrassing artwork, art moment, curatorial disaster, embarrassing artist statement, or awkward art story to our upcoming exhibition!
Deadline for Submissions: March 9, 2015
Notification: March 13, 2015
Delivery of Work: March 20-22, 2015
Exhibition dates: March 28 – April 26, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 28, 2015 6:00-8:00pm
Storytelling Party: Friday, April 17, 2015 at Petworth Citizen
Request for submissions:
Everyone has an embarrassing art tale (or two)… Like an incredibly hideous piece that you once thought was your Magnus Opus. Or that time you applied to some residency only to reread your application later and see how it was full of typos and grammatical errors. Did you ever embarrass yourself while talking to an art dealer or collector? Or damage an artwork at a gallery opening?
We’re looking to showcase a series of disasters in an effort to provide ‘group therapy’ for all artists in the Metropolitan Area, and offer some humanity and humor to the process of making and presenting art. What better way to move on from painful moments than to share them with others and have a laugh? This exhibition is meant to be light-hearted and fun.
We invite you to submit any of the following for possible inclusion in our show:
*A bad piece of art. Something you hope doesn’t come back to haunt you if you ever become ‘famous’ yet still haven’t thrown away for some reason..
*School work – enough said. We all know the work we made in art school (especially in the first years) is unrefined, molded by our teachers, and can be super hilarious in retrospect!
*Rejection Notices- Don’t you love those carefully crafted love letters? Submit any especially funny, overly soothing, or downright mean ones.
*Embarrassing artist statements (you know you have them! Just look at the bio on your web site! You know, the one that says you’ve been an artist ever since you were a child scribbling with crayons?)
*Fails- in general. A piece that could have been awesome but failed technologically, structurally, conceptually…
*Bad Self Portraits
*Documentation of a performance gone wrong
*Stories! Any stories you want to tell can be submitted via email and included in a binder as part of the exhibition. There will also be an opportunity to tell your story at one at our storytelling event at Petworth Citizen on April 17, 2015.
Submit up to 5 jpegs, videos or links to videos online, documents (for stories, rejection letters and artist statements) and a brief explanation of the work(s) via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on Monday, March 9, 2015.