DEMO Project has served as an alternative space for contemporary art in Springfield since September 2013. The space, a small one-bedroom cottage-turned-gallery, was generously offered by the SAA to a team of Springfield-based artists to autonomously develop as a space for contemporary art. With that offer came a caveat: the space would one day be demolished as the SAA moved forward with plans to expand and upgrade their studio facilities. The time for that expansion has finally arrived, and after nearly four-and-a-half years of programming, DEMO Project will dramatically meet its fate in January 2018.
We will have a farewell party as our final reception on Saturday, January 13th from 2:00 – 5:00 PM to unveil "demo DEMO", an exhibition from former DEMO Project artists comprised of works installed on the exterior of DEMO Project. When DEMO Project is demolished later in January (with the exact demolition date still to be determined), the installed artworks will go down with the building in one final spectacle that emphasizes the intersection between artist, experimentation, and this special site.
"demo DEMO" will feature former DEMO artists Adam Farcus, Aimée Beaubien, Alberto Aguilar, Andy Roche, Buzz Spector, Edward Kelley, Erin Hayden, Frances Lightbound, Gina Hunt, Guen Montgomery, Industry of the Ordinary, Jessica Caponigro, Mark Joshua Epstein and Will Hutnick, Mark Rospenda, Mike Rea, Sage Dawson, Tom Burtonwood, and Travis Janssen.
DEMO Project is located at 732 N 4th Street, Springfield, IL 62702, on the Springfield Art Association campus. DEMO Project is directed by Springfield-based contemporary artists. For inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit demoprojectspace.com