Light Room: Practice opening
5:00 - 8:00pm
The inaugural Light Room: Practice activities kick-off during Portland’s March First Friday Art Walk.
Light Room: Practice is an installation and participatory project conceptualized by performance artists, Riley Watts and Asher Woodworth, with a floral installation by artist John Sundling of Plant Office. The opening and inaugural Light Room activities will take place during First Friday Art Walk on Friday, March 6th.
Ever wanted to do a project at SPACE and didn’t know where to start? For March 6th-21st SPACE will be open seven days a week, and opening our gallery doors for you to host whatever you want in our 534 gallery space.
The 534 Congress Street gallery at SPACE will be turned into an open venue complete with full-spectrum lighting, humidifiers, and a soft floor, creating an environment that combats seasonal affective symptoms. The back gallery room will be transformed into a dedicated Plant Office grow room installation where visitors are invited to come work in a lush green indoor space. SPACE’s 538 Congress St. venue will host a media installation lounge called DARK ROOM during gallery hours, exploring the effects of movement and sensory input on the body.
By dropping by the gallery, audience members can see the upcoming schedule of events, catch a program by chance, or find themselves as the center of the gallery activity during an unscheduled block. Light Room will be open Monday through Friday 8 am-4 pm, and on Saturday and Sunday, 10 am-4 pm.
In keeping with the organization’s name, the aim of this project is to cultivate a deliberate and open space for curiosity, opportunity, and expression. SPACE is building off an established legacy of community-developed programming ranging from the celebrated Free for All 2D exhibitions, Goods & Services pop-up shop/“retail experiment”, 2018’s Bring Your Own Beamer (BYOB) exhibition for media works, and now with Light Room: Practice