The Compound Gallery’s successful Art in a Box subscription service has delivered over 1,500 original works of art made by many Bay Area artists to subscribers all over the world since 2009. The current group exhibition now on view celebrates these talented artists, highlighting their full-scale, multimedia artworks. This Says Compound Gallery, “Art in a Box allows subscribers to receive high quality works worth much more than the subscription cost, gives local artists national exposure, and helps to support the arts and artists in the Bay Area.” Artists in the show include Alison OK Frost, Ben Belknap, Clare Szydlowski, Crystal Morey, David Fullarton, David Spiher, Elise Mahan, Giles Goodhead, Jeanne Lorenz, Jenni Ward, Martin Webb, Masako Miki, Matthew Pugh, Patricia Gillespie, Shannon Taylor, Steve Ferrera, Tallulah Terryll, and Yuki Maruyama.
At the opening of their second annual Out of the Box group show, Compound Gallery launched the unique, and very limited edition Ceramic Plate Collection. Only 12 editions are available for 2013. Each edition is composed of 4 plates, each hand-crafted by a different, Bay Area artist. Subscribers will enjoy the same surprise they receive from Art-in-a-Box subscription, as they won’t be able to select which artist’s work they will receive. Collectors selected one of their plates in person at the Compound Gallery during the Outside the Box exhibition on a first come basis. “We love functional art and we love the idea of bringing back the tradition of fine artists working with the ceramic plate, ” Compound Gallery says. “Contemporary artists Joan Miró, Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Steve Kaufman, and the plate guru Piero Fornasetti, turned to the ceramic plate as a form of expression.” Artists include Alison Tharp, Andreina Davila, Ben Belknap, Clare Szydlowski, Crystal Morey, David Fullarton, David Spiher, Jeanne Lorenz, Jeremiah Jenkins, Lena Verderano Reynoso, Martin Webb, Matthew Pugh, Matt Reynoso, Patricia Gillespie, Shannon Taylor, Steve Ferrera, Tallulah Terryll.
Outside the Box II is now on view at The Compound Gallery through April 28.