Crawl Space Obituary
This morning I received some very sad news from Crawl Space, one of the finest artist-run galleries in the history of our fair city:
After six years of curating and producing exhibitions, talks and special programs, the individual artists who run Crawl Space Gallery have decided to disband in order to pursue independent interests. Crawl Space will therefore cease to exist following our final and most ambitious show to date, Stranger Circumstances, opening on November 7th, 2009.
Thank you for your support. We hope you will join us for one last celebration on November 7th at 6pm.
This announcement comes as a surprise to me. With a brand new website designed by Shaun Kardinal and the fairly recent hire of Jennifer Campbell as a dedicated director, it seemed like Crawl Space was going to be here awhile.
Almost exactly one year ago, my first entry on this blog was a review of member artists Anne Mathern and Chad Wentzel’s This is the Worst Trip I’ve Ever Been On: Acculturation in a Pre-Apocalyptic Age. Since then, I’ve written about a few of the gallery’s shows, including Brendan Jansen‘s recent show and a SCRAWL essay for a group show of BC artists curated by Jessica Powers earlier this year.
I am disappointed for the loss to the Seattle art community, but I am also looking forward to seeing what sorts of things Crawl Space’s member artists will be able to accomplish with all the time they’re gonna have on their hands. Here’s hoping it was worth it!