Pop Up Art Show

I’m curating an art show in a new townhouse development in Capitol Hill, featuring 11 artists whose work considers inside spaces, intimate moments, and homes.

In “The Poetics of Space”, Gaston Bachelard coins the term topoanalysis, which is described as a systematic psychological study of the sites of our intimate lives. When artists are asked to consider the intimate value of inside spaces, their answer reveals how their own domestic space — both current and those residing in memory — have imprinted upon their character and psyche. Using a domestic space to display their work in situ speaks to how we explore homes, settle into them, and experience the most intimate moments of our lives. But these homes are brand new, never before lived in. Do they, therefore, even house nostalgia?

As an artist and a realtor, I find the economics of art production, artist space, and Seattle’s relationship with its developers an important conversation to be included in, and I’m really excited to be put this art show / open house together. 

I have been working with Build with Style, Inc. who is presenting the grand opening of six modern farmhouse-style row homes at 1532 15th Avenue East in North Capitol Hill. The open house on Valentine’s Day, February 14 is during the Capitol Hill Art Walk, and features pop-up art shows in four units.

Art and real estate have a complicated relationship. When I first got my real estate license I thought real estate would be my dirty little secret, but I’ve found more synergy between the two than I could have imagined. This project is a great opportunity for local artists to share their work in the most intimate of inside space – home.  

Featured artists include Serrah Russel, Sara Long, Robin Arnitz, Philippe Hyojung Kim, Natasha Marin, Ling Chun, Lauren Dake, Kelly Bjork, Jennifer Zwick, Alexander Keyes, and Alex Harris. Art will be for sale and on display from February 9 – 16. The homes and pop-up gallery are open to the public on Thursday, February 14 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM.

The Grandview Row Homes are 1,600 – 2,000 sq ft. They feature two and three bedrooms with bonus rooms, master suites, gourmet kitchens with custom islands and shelving. The interior details of these luxury homes include oak hardwood flooring, custom wood stair railings, imported lighting, and cedar ceiling details.

Message me if you would like a private viewing, have any questions, or just want to chat.

Alexander Keyes