Getting Paid From the Ca$h Cannon
Turns out having a spontaneous art sale in the middle of the week works beautifully if you're Kyle Jorgensen. A few days before moving to LA for grad school, Kyle utilized our new Creative Commons space to showcase and sell his work that he didn't want to take with him. With nothing besides an Instagram post to tell people when and where to show up, his artwork sold out in the first 2 hours and the latecomers were nothing short of rioting. So safe to say- great artwork, beautiful venue, a cash canon, & a couple of clearance section bottles of wine on a Wednesday night and you got yourself an happy artist who can now make at least one down payment on a rented apartment in Glendale, California.
Kyle Jorgensen is a fine artist originally from the great state of Idaho who can be seen driving truck for FedEx in downtown Salt Lake City when not working on his art. I would call Kyle a painter, but he can really create anything. Kyle probably wouldn't agree to any label or compliment because he is just so god damn humble. Along with being a nice guy, Kyle worked as a Umoca artist-in-residence and recently collaborated with Alexa Hall for a show called JMP.BALL that showed at Fice Gallery in June. Kyle's work walks the perfect balance of playfulness & sophistication that goes so well in so many spaces. Kyle's paintings photograph fine, but I believe create a real connection with the viewer when you see them in person. If I could decorate my entire home and office with Kyle's work, I would. Jk, I already do.
Congratulations to those of you who left with some beautiful art pieces. If you missed out or want to learn more about Kyle, check him out on Instagram as @kylebjorgensen. Check out @fice_gallery for great art (and urban streetwear), @studioelevn for upcoming events, & @muppetsandmilk for the cash canon.
Want to learn how to use the space for your own show/idea? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.