What Does It All Mean ?!%$@!
PARTS AND LABOR COLLECTIVE: Alternative space collective based in Humbolt Park, Chicago.
COLLECTIVE: Not gallery, not non-for-profit, not a rave,
a collective of self representing artists who
work together to curate, promote, set up shows,
and sell their work.
PARTS AND LABOR: We're working class artists
NO COMMISSIONS? : In the existing system of galleries and profiteers,
an artist must take on the cost of making their art,
framing it, matting it, paying people to consider showing
it, and if they are accepted, they must pay to mail it,
or deliver it. If they are so lucky as to sell a piece the
gallery owner takes 50% off the top, and may take months,
even years to pay the artist, and then the artist has to
pay taxes on the remaining amount. It makes no sense.
It helps noone but the gallery owners. It's a lame system.
YOU ARE NOT SUPPORTING ART WHEN YOU BUY FROM A
GALLERY. YOU ARE SUPPORTING THE GALLERY OWNER!
WHAT ?!%$!? : You sell a piece, it's your money. We don't charge you
to consider your work, or to hang it. Save your money for
art supplies and promotion.
NO CONTRACTS ?: Artists come and go as they please. You can show where
you want and when you want. We don't require you to
adopt the sometimes controversial views of Mortimer Jones
WHO THE FUCK IS MORTIMER JONES ? : Wouldn't you like to know.
THE GOAL?: To rewrite the art world structure. A new collective system where
collectors buy art directly from the artists themselves, without the
pretension, commissions, snobbery, elitism, and other artificial
nonsense of the gallery system.