February 20, 2010

Saturday, February 27, 2010: You've seen 27 online, now it's time to see the show!

image by Jenny DuPont: Trophy


6-month anniversary art exhibition, reception and interactive art experience –

Saturday, February 27, 2010
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Candelabra Gallery
412 E. 7th Street
Tucson, AZ

You've seen 27 online, now it's time to see the show!

27 is how different artists approach the same theme.
27 is to be excited and inspired by photography.

***Come to the Saturday reception to take part in a surprise interactive photographic experiment!*** Music + refreshments

Work from MAXED ART members not limited to:
Rachelle Diaz, Alex Gonzalez, Christian Ramirez, Steven Soloway, Alex Von Bergen (Tucson, AZ)
Molly McClintock, Alex Nelson, Sylvia Sewell (Brooklyn, NY)
Jaxun Doten (Portland, OR)

Open Gallery: Sunday, February 28, 12-5pm

27 is an international group art project occurring on the 27th of every month. The project began in September 2009 as a collaborative photography experiment among mixed/multi-media artists and friends originally based in Tucson who, over the course of a few short months, found themselves living in different cities and missing the connection once accessible when it was easy to meet in person to share and talk about art.

Each month, we pick a different theme simple enough to shoot on a busy weekday, but one that also requires conceptual thinking and attention to detail. Past themes have included Place, Colors, Reflection, Transport, and Portraits. However, we’ve self-imposed a few technical limitations in order to make us stretch our imagination further within the given subject, leaving room for nuance and surprises. Images can only be taken within 24 hours on the 27th of the month, and only "lo-fi" cameras including disposable cameras, vintage cameras, toy cameras, cell phones, webcams and even scanners may be used.

But 27 is more than just a picture-taking/picture-looking/documentary project. We then share the resulting images online for commentary ranging from introspective aesthetic feedback to humorous quips. 27 has not only provided an outlet for communication within our collective, it has also made us grow as artists through examination of our personal thought processes and technical inventiveness.