Live Art Show
Every Third Thursday Summer 2016
Curator Francis Palazzolo
Open Source Gallery
306 17th Street
The Live Art Show is a collaborative art-making project led by Francis Palazzolo at the Open Source Gallery. This participatory art show takes place every third Thursday during the Summer of 2016 from 2pm to 6pm. Palazzolo turns personal care tasks into public games, making the Live Art show accessible and engaging. A testament to the power of the art and community, Palazzolo collaborates with self-taught artists confronting low socio-economic conditions; together they engage Park Slope gallery-goers.
The images on the preceding webpage document a recurring game that took place during a portion of every show date. What started out as a mixture of good communication techniques and the “Exquisite Corpse” Surrealist game, turned into an experiment of sharing intimate conversations and collaborating to make a portrait. Materials such as paper, pencils, sharpeners and erasers were provided.
The Live Art Show adds on to the Sole Exchange Exhibit, which Palazzolo curated earlier this year during the month of April at the Open Source Gallery. In this exhibit he devised a collaborative public game out of putting on one’s shoes. Collaborators in both projects include artists and curators affected by the collapse of the Healing Arts Initiative / HAI Studio & Gallery earlier this year. The group is reorganizing, moving forward and focusing on the theme of “being neighborly.” They bring their talents and perspective to South Slope to generate conversation about art-making.
Contributing self-taught artists: Vincent Salas, Aracelis Rivera, Maura Hall, Laura Anne Walker, Larry Willoughby, Rosemary Yoboby, Ray Lopez, Martha Haddock-Cruz, Georgia Redd, Bernadette Corcoran, Michael Johnson, Lukau Lukelo, Jenny Chan, and Derrick Brown.