As we approach the end of Precipice Fund’s third grant period and get ready to announce our Round 4 grantees on December 13, we’ve been checking in with our current round of grantees to see how their projects are progressing. The update below comes from the team behind My Scion Gallery, a “miniature gallery located in a small shelf within a 2006 Midnight Blue Scion xB, usually in Portland, OR”, during May of 2016.

The shelf during Taryn Tomasello's exhibition

The shelf during Taryn Tomasello‘s exhibition

Since getting our grant, MSG has had monthly openings staged at different locations around Portland. We have hosted the work of local artists as well as outside of Oregon, and we are proud to say of our five shows, four have been female artists. All of our shows have included work installed in the car as well as an interactive drive mapped by the artist. Many have created installations existing outside of the car in natural settings as well. Some artists have utilized the Scion sound system by creating tracks or vocal effects to play as their work is being viewed.

We are excited to leave next week for a week-long trip to LA, where we will be hosting a performance with LA-based artist Jasmine Nyende, curating an all female conceptual market for Sky Village Swap Meet at High Desert Test Sites in Joshua Tree, and finally we will have an opening with Institute for New Feeling. This is a manifestation of our original mobile, gallery-on-tour idea, and we have even made special edition MSG t shirts to honor this tour.

Here you will find our website:

Jasmine Nyende in MSG

Jasmine Nyende in MSG

Precipice Fund is administered with lead support from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Calligram Foundation/Allie Furlotti, as part of the Regional Regranting Program of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.