The First 10yrs
April 8 - May 20
reception: Saturday, April 8, 5-8PM
Image: Gallery, digital print, Doug Biggert, 2011
In conjunction with the ten year anniversary of Verge’s groundbreaking at 625 S Street in 2013, we are very excited to present, The First 10yrs, the inaugural biennial exhibition of works produced during the first ten years of Verge’s Resident Artist Studio Program (RASP).
Verge moved into its current location in the spring of 2010 with the dream of a permanent home for contemporary art and ideas in Sacramento. Built in the late 60s the S Street location was originally designed to serve as a furniture and drapery warehouse with a small showroom up front. For the first three years in this location RASP was the only program Verge could safely produce as there were no official public assembly areas in the building. Verge was able to successfully purchase the building and closed escrow in 2013. Purchasing the building not afforded Verge ownership, it also enabled the organization to undertake the necessary improvements to safely welcome the public into the building for exhibitions and public programs beginning in 2014.
Since 2013 Verge has served close to 100 career and emerging artists through RASP, providing low or no cost work space to those in need. This exhibition features just under half of those artists in a variety of disciplines and mediums. Verge has supported a wealth of creative visions in the Sacramento region from painting and sculpture to earth works, performance, and video. This exhibition will be the first in what will become an ongoing series of biennials designed to showcase the artists that utilize the resources Verge provides. Please, join us to celebrate this important milestone and the artists who brought us here!
Featuring: Ren Allathkani, Cheselyn Amato, Justin Amrhein, Jamie Angello, Doug Biggert, Tavarus Blackmon, Caiti Chan, Melissa Chandon, Jodi Connelly, Amanda Cook, Elizabeth Cord, Nate Cordero, Kerry Cottle, John Criscitello, Roma Devanbu, Jose Di Gregorio, Jesse and Glenda Drew, Mark Emerson, Manuel Fernando Rios, Gioia Fonda, John Forrest, Ianna Frisby, Laurelin Gilmore, Natalie Head, Interval Press, Veronica Jackson, Diana Jahns, Sunroop Kaur, Marya Krogstad, Dixie Laws, Muzi Li Rowe, Lisa Marasso, Patrick Marasso, Esther Marie Hall, Yelena Martynovskaya, The Mayor, Liv Moe, Maurice Moore, Cherilyn Naughton, Lisa Oxley, Vincent Pacheco, Mariam Pakbaz, Michael Pribich, Yoshie Sakai, Nick Shepard, Susan Silvester, Youngsuk Suh, Katie Thomas, Omar Thor Arason, Brittany Watkins, Bekah Wilson, Eric Wood, Carrie Ziser