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(106) South Division
Possibility Space

Each week, artists gather in the basement of (106) South Division to produce work collaboratively. The outcome of this production, as well as the nature of the work itself, is left open to possibility. Anything can happen.

From August 24 - September 14, the Calvin College Department of Art and Art History presents an exhibition that features selections from what has become known as Possibility Space.

Possibility Space is open to the public. All are Welcome. Please join us every Wednesday, from 7pm to 9pm, at (106).

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By far the most dominant visual language to come up in the Possibility Space sessions has been collage. While collage materials are provided to the participants, it is worth noting that this mode of production fits particularly well with collaborative art making. Collage is, at its essence, an act of sampling, of appropriating the work of another. Even collages made by a single artist could be argued to have more than one author. For the artists of Possibility Space, collage has functioned as the primary language in a visual dialogue. Each element glued to a surface has the dual function of both a compositional mark, and a reference to its own source. As soon as certain collage tropes and hand drawn elements coalesce into a particular aesthetic signature, the piece is then passed across the table, where it is added to, altered, or becomes yet another component from which to draw.

Avenue for the Arts Market
•along the 100 Block of S. Division Ave. between Cherry and Oakes
Saturday, September 8 (open 4-9pm)

Exhibition Reception and Possibility Space Work Night
Wednesday, September 12 (open 7-9pm)

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click to enlarge, installation view #1
installation view #1

click to enlarge, installation view #3
installation view #3

click to enlarge, installation view #2
installation view #2

click to enlarge, installation view #4
installation view #4