News: 11/18/2011  

What Happens in the Dark

*Update If you missed the opening reception, Charles' work will be displayed at Bottlecraft for all of December. Swing by for a beverage and a look see.

What Happens in the Dark will feature new works from director, designer, and photographer Charles Bergquist. While the artists at Yeller Studio are no strangers to putting on collaborative art shows, this will be their first purely curatorial effort. “This is the first show we’re putting on where we aren’t the ones making the work,” says Clarke Forrest, who is the longest standing member since they banded together around 2008. An intrepid attitude is synonymous with this collaboration as most of the work Bergquist will show is from his simple yet brilliant Everyday Project, a series comprised of images Bergquist creates in his off time when he isn’t working for a paycheck. The series is a testament to the importance of tinkering - being able to explore new techniques and styles that may benefit his commercial work but is done off the clock.

In the Everyday Project, Bergquist set out to create an image literally everyday and by setting his own deadline was able to work in an exploratory way without any professional boundaries set by a client. “It's not to say I don't have an idea and it's all happy accidents, but it's more about starting blank and finishing something within a day with no pre-determined path or idea,” says Bergquist. It’s this adventurous attitude that fuels the series and will enrich the already warm atmosphere of Bottlecraft. While there isn’t a theme for the on-going series, Yeller plans on selecting artists they respect both personally and artistically. And considering the quality of their past shows, these will be residencies you won't want to miss.

What Happens in the Dark opens this Saturday, November 19th at Bottlecraft Beer Shop. Enjoy some great beer, farm fresh offerings from MIHO Gastrotruck from 6:30 - 8:30pm, some mellow jams from The Brothers Ralph, and the company of good friends.

Bottlecraft is located at 2161 India Street in Little Italy.
Tags: Art, Photography, Charles Bergquist, Angella d'Avignon, Yeller Studio, Bottlecraft, What Happens in the Dark, Everyday Project

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