Exhibition: December 1-December 23, 2017
Hours: Saturdays 12-5 pm or by appointment
"Trade Show" is the collection of other-painter’s-paintings that Wolfson traded her work for over the years. Each piece shows insight into her past, be it from Ben McKee’s introspective rainbow spectrums , Chris Fitzwater’s blue drunks, Jovan Erfan’s modern Persian miniatures, or Laura Swytak’s unparalleled eye for light. Each is a piece of the puzzle.
The show is housed in the gallery at Pump Project Art Complex, a 1950’s warehouse built from long pine that’s been subdivided into dozens of artist’s studios and two galleries. Since its birth in 2005 it’s grown into a place of exploration, experimentation, and friendship. Trade Show coincides with sister gallery ICOSA collective’s TSA LA / MVP show, another show of trades with a broader community of artist collectives.
As we sit on the edge of the Pump Project building closing, it feels more timely than ever to show what community can look like, and how important it is to merge the existing history of Austin with the newcomers, like Wolfson, who want to grow with it.
*painting by Ben McKee