Thursday, June 19, 2014

The 2x2 Gallery is not dead!

I know the 2x2 Gallery gave Hamlett Dobbins good reason to assume it was dead but it was just in a cicada like dormancy period. We are excite to announce that we launched a collaboration with Cowboy Concept Ya'll to curate the space for a special project he's calling "4 the Birds"

About the project he CCY says

"mikewindy whose mind I'm a figment of has let me take his 2x2 gallery in a slightly different direction. I curmissioned(curated/commissioned) a group of work by him and stole an idea he previously utilized(but didn't quite see through if I may) while a graduated student at the University of Memphis. I am happy to present the 4 the Birds series in conjunction with the 2x2gallery. I'll be curmissioning other artists for future exhibitions and keep your eyes out for some videos and maybe even a live(bird) feed!

For more info about Cowboy Concept Ya'll 

Monday, April 4, 2011

Collective Securtiy

Charlie Hill is one of the smartest guys I know. He's a master carpenter, potter, sculptor and can play guitar like nobody's business. His installation "Collective Security" is the only time an artist has set the gallery on it's side. Do so he exposed the tripod I usually sit the gallery on as a visual feature pushing the concept of an entity or community that's always watching or being watched.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Lisa Houha post card exchange.

My friend Lisa and I have sent each other post cards over the years. This show was a retrospective of the ones she sent me from 2000-2004. The show was in the glass hallway overlooking the Art Museum at the University of Memphis.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The first 2x2 Gallery exhibit

This show happened on the corner across from the Jay Etkin Gallery on South Main in Memphis TN. The gallery used to have battery powered spots that I modified so that the batteries fit into the base of the gallery. It took awhile to set up. I now use electricity that exist in the space I've been invited into or a car battery with a converter if no electricity is available.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Welcome to the 2x2 Gallery

The 2x2 Gallery is a project that I began in Memphis TN in 2002 while a graduate student at the University of Memphis studying with Greeley Myatt. One day he and I were discussing a project and Duchamp's miniature museum came up and it clicked that I wanted to create a small gallery to have exhibits in. Thus the 2x2 gallery was created. I started by making it portable(though very heavy) and had exhibits all over Memphis. On street corners, in galleries, Rhodes College and The University of Memhis Art Museum. Upon moving to St. Augustine the 2x2 Gallery was invited in (as was my own work) to Simple Gestures(904-827-9997) located on 4 White Way in the Historic Cooridor 1 mile from Downtown St. Augustine,Fl.
At this location their have been 8 exhibitions.
John Wical's "Thresholds" exhibit is one of my favorites and people still talk about it whenever the 2x2 comes up. John is a master level carpenter working in St. Augustine who also has his BFA in Sculpture from Clemson University. With a quick wit and a passion for the details Jon Wicals "Thresholds" was at once a comment on the throwback use of lead by high-end construction companies in the area to waterproof exterior doors and the interplay of sculpture and carpentry. Wical's work begs the question of which comes first for him and for us. Without art there is no need for art galleries or art museums. Without carpentry neither institution can exist.