The Curator and Creative Director is also a sculptor, multimedia and installation artist - It has been her vision to create this gallery space in RINO to expose artists to a new "shared space" gallery model that she hopes will provide a means to for artists to get feature presentation and professional marketing to create value for their visual practices.
To do it, she is welcoming in the visitors form all over the world and to take advantage of the changing demographic of people living in and visiting the RINO Art District. She is asking local artists to consider a change from paying dues and going to meetings of co-op gallery spaces and create a model a bit less restrictive - with a developed community - that commercial galleries don't offer. She established the gallery to provide a curated exhibition space for artists and creatives with an opportunity to make it possible at a fraction of current market rate costs for commercial space.
She wants the artists to be involved - to be a part of the space and provide opportunity for them to interface with clients and each other.
She shares some examples of her work here to illustrate both her commitment to contemporary practice and her forward thinking approach to space and support of conceptual work. Works are shown to the right and below.
She has created a gallery committed to contemporary art and practice that currently features a Main Gallery and a Community Gallery. With the dramatic high ceilings as a back drop, Laura envisions a new kind of space where artists don't have to spend a year getting ready for a solo show or move out of town to afford exhibition space and can expose themselves to the new urban sophisticates and changing demographics of Denver.
Identifying the gallery as a hybrid of a co-op gallery and commercial gallery - never been done in the Denver area - Laura encourages artists interested in this new "shared space" concept to apply, propose or drop in for a visit. Going to Apply: Artists are requested to submit key works that illustrate their practice succinctly. Doubling the cycle of cooperative exhibition cycles - each artist selected will be represented in 6 week intervals - with a vinyl of their name to create a feature visual representation maximizing exposure and sales potential. Activating the space through no and low-cost opportunities for artists, artist events and engagement will remain a priority of the gallery.
Laura's multidisciplinary installation approaches will carry over into the gallery curation - where she hopes to cross boundaries of traditional curation styles. She envisions her own focus on the public, private, site-specific and installation sectors to expand to a "stable" of artists that she can represent in non-traditional ways to commercial clients. Through exclusive works and collaborative project ideas, she hopes to break the mold - so to speak - of traditional gallery representation.
The experimental business model of fooLPRoof carries with it the price tag of a market rate space and to make it low cost and viable for artists - As the space develops, Laura will/may exhibit individual works from solo exhibitions to fill vacancies in the Gallery - currently pieces from Wash Rinse Repeat and Enchanted are scheduled for display.
Additional potential opportunities for artists - Laura maintains the unique exhibition space - GlassHall Gallery - at 3270 Blake St., Denver, Colorado - where she currently utilizes that space to exhibit 3-d works. Gallery represented artists or resident artists are eligible to apply (and longer term exhibitions) possibly to RINOMADE Gallery as well.
Examples of her work are shown in the images to the right and below >>>vvv