One Thousand Thousand: The First Third - Retrospective + Artists' Reception
PLEASE NOTE: This show has now closed and this page is being updated to include images from this pretty momentous occasion.
333,333 paintings isn't quite a million but it's still a lot. To celebrate The First Third of this monstrous endeavor we planned a pretty massive retrospective of the past work where we exhibited thousands and thousands and thousands of new and selected pieces from the project.
We're pulling out all the stops for this show and we're importing Missourians to be on site for the artists' reception.
Christopher Dyer, co-founder of the One Thousand Thousand project, will be in town for the week to create new pieces for the show.
March 4th through March 26th
88 South Fourth Street (@ San Fernando)
San Jose, CA 95112
Tuesday – Saturday, Noon -7PM
The opening reception coincides with South First Fridays and admission is free. Parking is available on the street and the 4th Street Parking Garage is just above the gallery and there is a $5 Flat Rate to park after 6PM.
An Art Walk map is here.
Our buddy Stan installed a 360 degree camera inside the gallery and captured the entire opening from when it was first hung to the artists' reception. If you're viewing this video on desktop then you can grab and drag and pan to see the full 360 degree view. If you're on mobile just physically move your phone around in all directions [including behind you!] to see the full view.
Painting Number 333,333
Some pressure was felt when it came time to consider how the milestone piece No. 333,333 would look. Which artist would be the one to complete it and how would it be special? The question of who got to keep the piece came up too and it was getting hard to figure out those answers. So the cop-out idea came up and that's what we've decided to go with.
There isn't going to be a piece numbered 333,333. Instead there will be 33 separate pieces done by 33 different artists and these pieces in combination will take the place of the single 333,333rd piece. These pieces are Not For Sale and when the show closes each contributing artist will receive a different piece in return.
We asked some of our favorite artists to participate in this and the response was pretty terrific.