PS 2 (Project Space)

Loyal readers will remember last year’s PS 1 posts about an experimental space downtown.  Sponsored by the Salem Art Association, a group of artists spent the summer trying to make something happen for serious mid-career artists in a donated space.  It was a little ragged, but fascinating in many ways.

This summer Project Space is born again in a new form.  The donated space is a cavernous former bank in an historic building.  The spaces are weird and unlikely but some 40 artists applied to participate.  The juror was Astoria painter Royal Nebeker.  There will be 3 rotations with 5 or 6 individual shows up at any one time.

Two artists applied for, and were given, summer studio space.  One group of four will be working on a collaborative piece through-out the summer.  One person (me) will be working on a site-specific drawing piece called “Drawing the Space.”

Through grant funding interns will keep the space open Tuesday- Saturday, 11-6.  The building is located at 338 State Street, corner of State and Liberty, next to The Wild Pear.  Come down and take a look.  I haven’t made the total photo survey yet, but here are a few shots of the space…next time I’ll show you the work underway:

PS 2 sign

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