Continental Breakfast
4:00 PM16:00

Continental Breakfast

Continental Breakfast will fill you up, but not too much.

This group exhibition celebrates The Condo Association's first year! A spiritual successor to both the Condo's first show (Corporate Lunch) and its first group show (Housewarming), Continental Breakfast showcases artists brought together by the Condo's radically inclusive curators: Stevie Hanley, Audra Jacot, Ariel Baldwin, Daniel Luedtke, John Harness, Joshua Michael Jenkins, and Gail Gomez

Featuring works by:
Ariel Baldwin, Audra Jacot, Caroline Liu, Chelsea Ross, Chi Nwosu, Colin Dickson, Daniel Luedtke, Gwendolyn Zabicki, James Sepesi, John Stubbs, Mel Cook, Xavier Robles Armas

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Cat's Cradle Exhibition (OPENING)
6:30 PM18:30

Cat's Cradle Exhibition (OPENING)

CAT'S CRADLE is 1) the world's oldest string game, and 2) an exhibition of textile and textile-adjacent works now at The Condo Association. This show includes three large immersive installations as well as mixed-media, digital, quilt, and woven works that explore play, place, memory, and self-making.

"If it is a human thing to do to put something you want, because it's useful, edible, or beautiful, into a bag, or a basket, or a bit of rolled bark or leaf, or a net woven of your own hair, or what have you, and then take it home with you, home being another, larger kind of pouch or bag, a container for people, and then later on you take it out and eat it or share it or store it up for winter in a solider container or put it in the medicine bundle or the shrine or the museum, the holy place, the area that contains what is sacred, and then next day you probably do much the same again--if to do that is human, if that's what it takes, then I am a human being after all. Fully, freely, gladly, for the first time." - Ursula K. Le Guin, "The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction, 1986

Featuring: Farnaz Khosh Sirat, Grace Needlman, Diana P. Gabriel, Stevie Hanley, Michael Franklin, Bob Poekert, Coral Sabino, Richard Medina & Madeleine Aguilar

Curated by John Harness

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to Nov 10



Neon has that exhibitionist quality that exudes sexuality and commercialism. It suggests a sexual declaration of personal empowerment. Lighten Up is a celebration of neon art. The show confronts heavy topics such as sex, sexuality, child-bearing, immigration, and addiction while lightening the tone with humor and fun. From traditional neon signs, to sculptures, to performances, to illuminated paintings, this show highlights the diverse ways neon can be incorporated in art.

Blending the adult industry-exhibitionist quality of neon text with regressive, childlike shapes and symbols, these artists will be tagging up the walls of The Condo Association like illuminated graffiti.

While most neon artists get their work fabricated, all of the selected artists designed and bent their own neon tubes. Every tube is made by human hands. The turning, pulling, sagging, sucking, and blowing are reminiscent of a child playing with toys. Only these toys are bombarded, filled with gas, and given 9,000 volts of electricity. It is both dangerous and fragile. Even though they follow a pattern, you can still see each of the artists' hand in their own work. Left with cuts and burns, you can see the work in their hands. Every piece that is made has a little of their own blood, sweat, and spit.

Work: Acacia Way, Edward Muela, Farnaz Khosh-Sirat, Jeff Perino, Jenn Chen, John Dominguez, and Sonia Cheng

Stand-up comedy by: Odinaka Ezeokoli

Curated by Audra Jacot

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