Lost in the Sauce: event recap
A mix of stress and anticipation filled us the morning of the show. So much planning and more money than we could practically afford had already gone into it. Sleeplessness was haunting us, but the art had been collected, the word was out, and we had a group of people standing directly behind us waiting to see this thing through.
When you take on an idea that feels crazy to begin with it’s 100% about keeping a positive mindset throughout the entire thing. You can’t afford to lose your head. Literally.
“Wait so you guys are throwing an art show for other artists? With your own money? And not charging them to be in the show?”
Everyone thought we were insane or just straight stupid, forget explaining this concept to your parents. We had been working on Gone Missing project for over a year. We’d been putting together ideas trying to showcase something that would be the culmination of all this work. All the while interviewing artists about their passions and lifestyles. Which means basically blind DMing and emailing them asking to hear about their processes and how they make a living of doing what they love. We never expected that our idea or show would grow and take on this magnitude. But it had and now it was time to invite people into Gone Missing and see the reaction.
Well now we’re broke and tired, but somehow beyond excited at the same time. We finish setting up five minutes after the show was supposed to start and people began to show up. With every hurdle we expected and even more we didn’t see coming we did what we had set out to do. The night was a blast, rooms filled with conversation about the work and people danced, laughed, and enjoyed the experience. It was an alternative feeling where everyone knew they could feel comfortable under the idea of being excited about your individual endeavors. We were able to share our concept, others' passions, and convey the message we wanted… but that was just the start. The next one is in the works...
We talked to some the featured artists about what drives them and why they do why they do, here's some of what they said:
Saif Al-Sobaihi: photography | Troy Allen: fashion pop-up | Nico Bohorquez: installation | Anna Brody: photography | Hannah Buechler: 3D collaging | Sam Cadan: photography | Liz Caputo: ceramic sculptures | Hagood Coxe: scientific illustration | Tyler Decker: sculpture, furniture | Chris Dowell: silver gelatin photo prints | Jess Farran: photography | Emily Galvin: Hong Kong photography | Dakota Havard: painting/collage | Maggie Hayes: painting/lightbox | William Kesling: video, installation | Chloe Konnor: Painting | Nico Manrique: video 3D animation | Karina Marti: digital layered images | Abby McCormick: Digital collage | Paris Mumpower: digital collage | Georgia Nicholas: collage and paired word | Taylour Oney: paladium photo prints | Michelle Peck: screenprint on sails | Stephanie Saterlee: painting with honey | Natalia Serrano: short film | Marquis Spann: fashion film | Aidan Toohey: photography, installation | Marcelo Torres: steel sculpture, wooden mandalas
The SOLOCO: music performance | The Goodness: music performance
2. *Artist unknown - Manu (nanjo)