Summer Series: House Guests – Mysterious Flight of the Peacock, May 7-31, 2016

mysterious flight of the peacock

Opening May 7th 6-9pm

507 Hagan Street

COOP Gallery is pleased to present a series of summer exhibitions entitled House Guests. Running from May through August, COOP has invited four different curators or curating teams from around the region to take over our new space in the Wedgewood Houston neighborhood. 507 Hagan Street.

For the first show of the series, COOP has asked LOCATE Arts to use the space. LOCATE Arts Co-Founders, Brian R. Jobe & Carri Jobe have invited artist Mike Calway-Fagen to curate an exhibition comprised of Tennessee-based artists.

LOCATE Arts presents: mysterious flight of the peacock including the work of Mika Agari, Eleanor Aldrich, Devin Balara, Coriana Close, Jennifer Danos, Elysia Mann, Christopher Miner, Corkey Sinks, and Tad Lauritzen Wright. The impetus for Calway-Fagen’s selection process was the synchronicity of the artists work with a poem by contributing artist, Elysia Mann entitled anticipation.

Beyond the opening, the exhibition will be accessible by appointment only for the remainder of the month of May.

More about the Curator:

Mike Calway-Fagen is an artist, writer, and curator. He received his BFA from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and an MFA from the University of California in San Diego. In the past year Mike opened solo exhibitions at Ditch Projects in Oregon, Lipscomb University in Tennessee, and a two-person project at the Soo Visual Arts Center in Minneapolis. He has participated in group exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, LAXArt in Los Angeles, and NurtureArt in Brooklyn. Mike has attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, The Fine Arts Work Center, and Sculpture Space in Utica, NY. His recent curatorial projects include, Sounds Like, State Park and First Person in Indianapolis, IN, San Diego, CA and Nashville, TN respectively.