Collaborations
nicole bauguss Collaborations Reclaimed house parts (siding, interior/exterior trim, flooring, architectural details etc.)
Living Presence of Space :Bed,bath,stage
2008
Reclaimed house parts (siding, interior/exterior trim, flooring, architectural details etc.)

Location: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco Ca
nicole bauguss Collaborations exterior trim, flooring, architectural details etc.)
Living Presence of Space :Garage Gallery
2008
exterior trim, flooring, architectural details etc.)

Location: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco Ca The Room for Big Ideas. Artist in Residence Collaboration with Red Poppy Art House:
The Living Presence of Space: Functional Installation. In both the RBI, and on-site at the Red Poppy Art House itself, resident visual artists, Todd Brown, Caleb Duarte, and Nicole Bauguss explore the concept of The Living Presence of Space: the ways in which our handling, our intention, feeling, design and arrangement, of physical space invariably manifests our values, sensitivity, and awareness of the world around us. As a sub-theme, The artists draw on the 5 years experience of the Art House as a particularly small space, investigating the un-replicable power of intimate environments in facilitating exceptional moments of artistic human expression. Within this investigation arises the all-too-apparent fact that such spaces are drastically dwindling in numbers in the context of our modern economy. Unable to meet the impossible demands of exorbitant rents, building codes, renovation costs, accounting systems, and such, artists are forced to go “underground”, fashioning environments out of need, and from minimal resources. Examples of such necessary improvisations can be seen in the RBI installations by Brown, Duarte, and Bauguss, “Make-Shift Gallery Garage” and “Bed, Bath, Stage, and Beyond”. Here the artists show how creative ingenuity can maximize the value of minimum real estate: an artist’s living needs (a bed, bath, and personal items) convert into a stage for (un-permitted) concerts that will serve to pay the artists rent, and a garage that converts into a temporary (un-permitted) exhibition space, such as what is seen in the Mission Arts & Performance Project* (MAPP).

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