Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Rescue or Destroy contemporary artist put there art on the block.

Ryan Schultz comes out on top beating street artist WERM in his play of match for Rescue or Destroy. Allen Vandever bring you another amazing evening of smashing and art saving.

Its very important to not get to attached to objects and that includes your art work maybe its even more important with your art if you hold it to dear it will hinder your movement forward. I bet if you think about some of the art work you have created or maybe even a lot of the art you have created has ended up in the land fill unless you are a hoarder. People don't usually put up there best work in fact I have personally cleaned out all of my old work no more art work in the closets and the best part is over 90% of them have ended up on peoples walls. When I have put up good work it has bean rescued at real prices. One of the best thing about Rescue or Destroy is that its fun every one who comes out has a great time its not just another art opening were people spend more time talking to each other than the art people really get engaged with the art and it brings up some serious conversations about art. and last but not least when have you bean to an art show were 90% of the art work sales on the opening night and not just once as a fluke but every opening night. You never have to worry about shipping your work home.

Fulton Market Kitchen Rescue or Destroy Art tournament

Keith Brownlee defeated CJ Hungerman at The first elimination round at Fulton Market Kitchen. Hosted by Allen Vandever. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Next Rescue or Destroy at Fulton Market Kitchen Aug 19th This will be the biggest yet we will putting up over $55,000 worth of art up to the challenge will people come out and Rescue the art or will they let it be destroyed. 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Now is the time for some serious cultural introspection

Lynn Tsan art work field of green

Now is the time for some serious cultural introspection. Are you an art lover? Do you lovingly admire the objects of your affection from afar? Do you find yourself stealing long lingering looks at galleries, spending sleepless nights perusing the Internet for the thrill of beauty and perfection, marking your calendar waiting breathlessly for those heady first, second, third, last Friday night rounds of open studios where the intimate glimpse into the origin of your obsession leaves you weak in the knees with desire?

Are you consumed by indecision, paralyzed by uncertainty and doubt? Are you bereft when you enter your home - empty walls mocking your over-stimulated senses?

If this sounds like you, or someone you know, it’s time to get a grip. Come to a Rescue or Destroy event. It’s the antidote to indecision. I’ve seen it firsthand: She who hesitates is heartbroken. This is the place where artwork leaves the market. By the end of the evening, all of the art featured here will no longer be available for sale. Some of it will cease to exist.

Every piece faces one of three outcomes. It could be saved to compete again in a future event, it could be bought by a passionate, decisive art lover, or it will be destroyed; chopped up into hundreds of tiny pieces by a large, bearded, bald man with an ax.  

Don’t let other people determine the fate of the art you love. If you love it, vote to save it, or bring it home. If you hate it, fold your arms, check out the ceiling, go buy a drink, and let the ax fall.

On August 9th Gallery Bar, 734 N. Clark St., will be hosting the playoffs of Tournament #1 featuring four of our winning artists from the Spring Session. Jeffrey Conroy. Ryan Blume, Mike Gricus and Wem.

On August 19th, Fulton Market Kitchen will kick off the next tournament. CJ Hungerman and Keith Brownlee are competing in the Main Event. Guest artists will include: Jason Davis, Lynn Tsan and Allen Vandever.

Rescue or Destroy will continue once a month at both venues. Watch for dates here.