Art Moves Back Indoors


| 5/20/2009 5:02:41 PM


Tags: street art, mauve? gallery, visual art,

Man at Mauve 

When Fox News reports on Banksy’s latest $191,000 sale , it may be time to rethink the subversive value of street art.

Bay Area artists Sabina Nieto and Tarak Shah have taken art back indoors with the establishment of mauve? , an office-space micro gallery in Berkeley, CA. 

Situating aesthetic creativity within austere productivity, the gallery provides three 3’x6’ cubicle panels to local artists for one-month engagements.  The gallery's third show, “Strategic Alternative Payback Plan” by William Calabrese and Harish Bhandari opened May 12.