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Dreaming of a live/work artist space

One of my big dreams has always been to have a huge live/work art space to make big pieces of crazy art, host funky performance and art events, AND cook up my Sunday morning pancakes. Ideally, it would also be a space that had a lovely little garden either in the backyard, or on top of the roof. I know that’s not usually how it works- you either get the loft, or get the house with the backyard. But when it’s a dream, it could be anything… Here are a few pics of cool-looking spaces I could envision myself in:

This one is okay, but I don’t love the cement floors. Would have to work on that.. Exposed brick is always a nice look, though. Plus a big open space.

Hardwood floors is more my style, especially old-looking hardwood floors like this one. Anything somewhat raw looking is good.

LOVE this space. Nice light, although the pillars could get in the way for some events..

I could certainly see myself living here, except that it costs a freaking $1,050,000. Artist loft converted to rich person condo :(.

Not sure about living in this one, but it sure looks cool! Plus it’s probably more in my price range…

Another fancy pants one, purchased at $1,000,000. Ugh, why do all the rich people get the good artist lofts? It’s not fair.

LOVE. I actually just applied for an artist residency at this one: (The Bemis Center). That would be a dream come true. Hope I get it. Artist residencies will at least offer the space until I can figure out how to afford one of my own…… someday… !

 

Image Links

http://www.attheedges.com/2009/11/26/sdspace4art-acquires-artist-livework-studio-spaces-apply-now-for-your-own-space/ (At the Edges)

http://jasonbrockert.com/inventory/?p=2914 (Jason Brockert Art)

http://cargocollective.com/315 (315 Linden)

http://sensationalloft.com/info.html (500 Molino Street)

http://maryland.inetgiant.com/baltimore/addetails/artist-looking-for-industrial-loft-type-live-work-space-baltimore/12886197 (iNetGiant)

http://www.mpfcorp.com/madison_park_live_work_lofts.html (Madison Park Financial Corporation)

http://www.bemiscenter.org/ (Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts)

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Art Without Art Spaces

A hard part about being an artist is finding the right space to do so in. Rehearsal space, space for making things, space for thinking about making things… all these things are needed but space is limited and to have space you have to have $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. Artists have to become increasingly creative in the ways that they find space to make things in. This is why Site-specific art work makes more and more sense. Not only does it bring itself directly into the public sphere, not contained in a traditional art space, but it also saves big coins in the wallet, if you know what I mean. As space is limited, I feel pushed to search for a new means of creating artwork that does, indeed, fit outside the box.

Image Sources: http://www.greektravel.com/greekislands/santorini/ (Galleries and Wineries in Santorini), http://web.ncf.ca/ek867/2009_03_01-15_archives.html (Prague Warehouse), http://www.today.ucla.edu/portal/ut/challenging-the-concepts-of-art-96002.aspx (Robert Smithson’s “Spiral Jetty” in the Great Salt Lake), http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/theatreblog/2007/apr/26/sitespecificworkneedsmoret (The National Theatre of Scotland and Grid Iron’s production of Roam, performed at Edinburgh airport.)