APRIL & MAY 2013
ON THE MAIN WALL:
Portrait of America,
Captained by Willy Owens
Supported and Experienced by Team Magbooth:
As a small team of photo booth enthusiasts who make up the full time staff for Magnolia Photo Booth Company. When they started seeing projects funded through Kickstarter.com, a light bulb came on in their heads. They, decided to outfit a camper van with a custom built photo booth, creating a photo-making machine they could drive around. Their plan was to drive the open roads of the United States offering free photos to those they came across, hoping to capture a true portrait of individuals through the eyes of their photo booth.
On December 2, 2010, they launched our project, Portrait of America, to the worldwide web via Kickstarter.com. For thirty grueling days, they watched anxiously as their project started generating donations. They nagged friends, family to support their dream. With the donated money they bought a 1982 diesel Westphalia camper van that was just about dead. They towed it home; named it Maggie, swapped her engine, battled tirelessly with her transmission, and put in a new sleeper tent to call home for 101 days.
What you see on these walls is what they found out there on the road. These are some of the people and places they experienced. This is America, unfiltered. They drove over 20,000 miles and took over 15,000 unique photos. They visited 41 different states. They drank a lot of coffee; they slept in the elements and had the time of their lives.
They captured a Portrait of America. We hope you enjoy.
IN THE FRONT WINDOW:
\\\\\\\"Fractal Clockwork\\\\\\\" an Installation by BRENT THORNE
A San Francisco based computer scientist and kinetic artist. His present research involves the implementation of minimalistic computing devices and the development of novel machine languages. The challenge he puts upon myself as an artist is to develop mechanical manifestations of electronic and numerical systems.