“We want to be a space that’s welcoming folks who have been deeply entrenched in the idea of craft as defined by ceramics, wood, fiber and glass, and those who, conversely, found that anything that was tangible was not art in the 21st century.”
The space, in essence, is set up to serve as a middle ground where practitioners and artists from unrelated fields can discuss their ideas, he says. “That kind of dichotomy is the exact thing that REVOLVE hopes to put forth and sustain.”
This cross-cultural inclusion stems from Caldwell’s own experiences in the Washington, D.C., art scene, where he spent much of the last eight years. “I found that the thing that invigorated not only my own practice but other like-minded folks in the D.C. area was the constant exchange of ideas from people going outside of the scene, coming back and then talking about what they saw,” he says. This is by no means a new idea, he notes. However, through REVOLVE, Armstrong and Caldwell are aiming to form a channel for area artists to collect and share their own work, experiences and philosophies. It will also serve as a type of import/export point for visiting artists and those that have traveled elsewhere for their practice.
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