Saturday, May 14, 2011

Monica Canilao: work available

When you step into Canilao's installation "What's Lost Is Safe" it's difficult to tell where the environment of the installation starts and ends, if you haven't viewed the full room please don't wait and look here. The seamless transition between the work she brought to Milwaukee for the exhibit and what was created in the gallery and installed in the short time here is the amazing aspect of seeing this show in person.

Monica Canilao: What's Lost Is Safe

Monica Canilao: What's Lost Is Safe

Monica Canilao: What's Lost Is Safe

Monica Canilao: What's Lost Is Safe

If you are interested in bringing Canilao's work into your collection we have a straight forward price list of work available. Above are a few beautiful pieces and the full list is viewable in a photo set here.

We also are pleased to have 2 exclusive editions of prints available. They are 2-color, silk screened, embellished, painted and sewn- each print is unique, hand numbered and signed on the back. If you are interested we can send you photos of which pieces are still available.

Monica Canilao: What's Lost Is Safe
$85 each + shipping

Monica Canilao: What's Lost Is Safe
$75 each + shipping

Any questions regarding prices, materials and size please email us. There are higher resolution photos on hand if you would like to see more details of Canilao's work- often that is where the secret magic is tucked.

If you are interested in Monica's work, don't miss the process documentation of this exhibit in past posts on the blog.

If You Do Not Heal Today You Will Heal Tomorrow

In the midst of installing Monica Canilao's exhibit we installed Edition #4 of our Temporary Mural Project. This edition is a collaboration between Makeal Flammini & Ella Dwyer.

Temporary Mural Project- Edition 4, the artists Ella & Makeal
Pictured: Ella & Makeal
Edition #4: May- July 2011

Further install photos and information are available on Faythe's personal blog here.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

What's Lost Is Safe: installation complete

The most important thing to start this post with is a thank you to every one who donated, built and came to celebrate.

In less than a week Monica Canilao transformed the white walls of the gallery into a magical environment with the help of a small crew and piles of donated and scavenged materials. The floors were swept moments before loads people started showing up from near and far [shout out to the Detroit crew who rolled in for the party] to celebrate on Friday May 6th.

"What's Lost Is Safe" will run through July 31st, 2011 during regular gallery hours (see hours on the right side of the blog), we'd love for you to visit. This is the type of show that you may need to see again and again since new pieces and details pop out every time you turn your head.

Visit past posts to see the process and progression over the past week of the installation. Oh, and keep an eye out for the stop animation we shot over the week coming soon.

Prices list available upon request.
Press release here.

"What's Lost Is Safe"

"What's Lost Is Safe"

"What's Lost Is Safe"
cave ceiling

"What's Lost Is Safe"
cave floor

"What's Lost Is Safe"

"What's Lost Is Safe"
chandelier detail

"What's Lost Is Safe"

"What's Lost Is Safe"

"What's Lost Is Safe"

"What's Lost Is Safe"

"What's Lost Is Safe"
up the ladder

"What's Lost Is Safe"

"What's Lost Is Safe"

"What's Lost Is Safe"

"What's Lost Is Safe"

"What's Lost Is Safe"

"What's Lost Is Safe"

"What's Lost Is Safe"

"What's Lost Is Safe"

"What's Lost Is Safe"

Please direct inquiry's to faythelevine at gmail DOT com

Thursday, May 5, 2011

What's Lost Is Safe: day 3 & 4 of the installation

The day's are blurring together and flying by. There are 27 hours left until the opening of "What's Lost is Safe". It's slightly difficult to explain what you are seeing here. Monica is creating an environment that is an extension of her work she has brought to exhibit. They will be flawlessly incorporated with one another. It's unfolding and taking shape right before our eyes. Our entire building has turned into a magic factory.

Monica Canilao: installation day 3 & 4

On Tuesday's we are always closed- this allowed Monica and her crew to spread out and take over the front of the skate shop. Helper's were in and out through the day. Cortney Heimerl came by to interview Monica for a preview article on the show for the Onion which may help you comprehend the full scale of this project.

Skate shop madness
Monica Canilao: installation day 3 & 4

Monica Canilao: installation day 3 & 4

Monica Canilao: installation day 3 & 4

Upstairs sewing in the kitchen
Monica Canilao: installation day 3 & 4

Building out back in the lot
Monica Canilao: installation day 3 & 4

Monica Canilao: installation day 3 & 4

In the gallery
Monica Canilao: installation day 3 & 4

Monica Canilao: installation day 3 & 4

Monica Canilao: installation day 3 & 4

Monica Canilao: installation day 3 & 4

We have our fingers crossed the sky holds the rain up & that the lack of sleep only provides creativity. Here is a little Day 5 teaser to leave you with from just hours ago.
Monica Canilao: installing day 5

See you tomorrow at the opening. Just get here.

A full list of work for sale will be posted a.s.a.p.

Photo set of installation here

Monday, May 2, 2011

What's Lost Is Safe: day 1 & 2 of the installation

Monica & Harrison arrived bright and early on Sunday to Milwaukee direct from Oakland at 5:30am. After some hazy hugs we all crashed back out for a few hours, then when right to work. Before they arrived we had collected quite a bit of materials through our open call to the community, but more supplies were needed. Right away Monica, Harrison and our mutual friend Sean set out to hunt & gather more treasures gathered street side & in Milwaukee thrift stores.

Monica Canilao: installation day 1  & 2
Monica sorting donations

Working on a week long installation like this is such an amazing experience. There are so many variables to consider and as the curator having trust in your artist is a part of the process. Personally, Monica is the perfect person for me to work with on an unplanned install since I believe her work is consistently beautiful down to the most minor detail.

Here are some photos so far. We are on hour 11 of day two- the opening is 4 days away and everyone is full speed ahead after a quick refuel of dinner. The night spring temperature has dropped to below 40 and a temporary shop is in full swing outside in our lot. Aaron is cutting shapes. Harrison is patiently talking through Monica's vision with her step by step. It's been awesome to watch them work together since they have years of massive projects completed side by side. And Sean continues to lend his skills assembling pieces that Monica picks out of the piles and piles of trash.

Monica Canilao: installation day 1 & 2

Monica Canilao: installation day 1 & 2

I am and will continue to do what I do best- document the process & stay on top of who needs what. Hopefully my excitement for how amazing this is will translate and you will want to see this plain room unfold into a magical environment. It is going to be a treat. I'll do my best to capture the energy for those of you not able to make it to Milwaukee before July 31st and the rest of you, well we will see you Friday for the opening celebration, if not soon after.

Monica Canilao: installation day 1 & 2
First day, first load - Harrison, Sean & Monica

Monica Canilao: installation day 1 & 2

Monica Canilao: installation day 1 & 2

Monica Canilao: installation day 1 & 2

Monica Canilao: installation day 1 & 2

Monica Canilao: installation day 1 & 2

Monica Canilao: installation day 1 & 2

Monica Canilao: installation day 1 & 2

Monica Canilao: installation day 1 & 2

Monica Canilao: installation day 1 & 2
Back lot shop in full effect

Monica Canilao: installation day 1 & 2
Harrison late night building

Full photo set of Day 1 & 2 here.

Please direct press inquiry's to faythelevine at gmail DOT com