Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Everything Must Go






This month, Lite Box Gallery at the Pepper Place features an unsual but VERY interesting installation for my Birmingham area readers.  I'm going to let Kate Merritt Davis give you a preview in her own words:




"Staged as an estate sale for the fictitious and deceased H. Benjamin Benjamin, Lite Box is divided into virtual rooms of the estate, each containing items suiting that room's purpose made by the exhibiting artists.  



The bazaar is filled with the bizarre, a la Lady Habersham pieces, ranging from small trinkets and sculptures to larger paintings and prints.  Decorated with vintage and gothic furniture, the normally stark white space of Lite Box is transformed into a kooky, delightfully macabre manor, each "room" lush with detail.  The show is cash and carry, with Visa, Mastercard, cash and checks accepted.

Pieces from the Benjamin estate will be available through Saturday, December 18th, culminating with a memorial for H. Benjamin Benjamin at Noon. (A pot luck dinner will follow.) "


Curators are Daisy Winfrey and Michael Bonadio

9 comments:

TheChieftess said...

Well, now, that's a UNIQUE exhibit!!! Could be quite fun!!!

Naturedigital said...

Beautiful and interesting exhibition.
Costas

Birdman said...

I'd love to take a walk through rooms like this. The museum had an installation last year of(believe it or not) an entire old cabin filled with the 40s and 50s. Neat stuff!

Daryl said...

Clever .. my younger step daughter does this to help in the sale of estate pieces .. I must send her your link!

altadenahiker said...

What a clever idea!

Thérèse said...

An ingenious idea indeed! And how fun for those who install it.

Bob Crowe said...

What a great idea. Walk-through surrealism. Wish I had a chance to visit it.

Jilly said...

How amazing and all for sale. I think those old bakelite radios are quite a collector's item.

Eeyore said...

Very neat concept.