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Vend Arts: Material Zones
December 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Porto Vista Hotel and 1805 Gallery present the 2nd edition of Vend Arts, an art exhibition space inside a vending machine. Vend Arts aims to democratize art distribution and reinvigorate encounters with contemporary art. Rotating exhibitions present affordable artworks 24 hours a day 7 days a week and introduce emerging artists to a larger public audience.
On Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 6 PM to 8 PM, Porto Vista Hotel will host an opening reception for the newest exhibition, “Material Zones”. Over 35 artists will present work that examines spatial environments that humans and nonhumans inhabit, articulating personal experiences in a rapidly developing world.
“For those who have walked into an art gallery feeling intimidated, the vending machine exhibition format offers an informal platform and introduction to museum-quality works of art.” – Lauren Siry, 1805 Gallery Director
In conjunction with Vend Arts: Material Zones, Porto Vista Hotel is proud to feature large-scale paintings by Eleanor Greer throughout the lobby. Greer’s gestural oil paintings explore and observe the built environment as it transforms every day. The artist works from a personal archive of photographs that capture mundane moments as she walks through the city of San Diego, revealing a landscape in constant flux. In some paintings, abandoned homes gather dust and graffiti inscriptions while others demonstrate a collision of new architectural structures collaged together. Greer’s paintings colorfully illuminate the quiet development that reshapes communities, romanticizing dilapidated homes, and construction zones that often remain unnoticed.