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"In the world of retail, merchandise that does not leave the shelves or the warehouse is destined to become deadstock. These forgotten relics of … Read More
"In the world of retail, merchandise that does not leave the shelves or the warehouse is destined to become deadstock. These forgotten relics of commerce can sometimes get a second chance, once again returning to the marketplace to fulfill their intended function. How does art become deadstock, and once it does, how does it once again serve a purpose? For the exhibition Deadstock at Compound Gallery curator Jason Sturgill posited that very question, and proposed an objective. What could be seen as the disregarded products of artists studios are being dusted off and brought to show, some for the first time. These pieces are the surplus of creativity, and fittingly they are being used to foster the creativity of others. Part of the proceeds of the sales from this show go to benefit the Right Brain Initiative program of the Regional Art and Culture Council. This initiative recognizes that the arts enhance all aspects of education, and seeks to give all K-8 students in the region access to the arts." Read Less
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