Ventura’s new contemporary art gallery: The Blue Cube will feature a one opening night only installation by artist Tina Linville. This art will be created specifically for the space. Thursday, December 4th from 5:57 to 9:12 pm. Join other art enthusiasts to see the gallery transformed into a colorful space with stretched materials and fabric. This will be the fourth show this year for Ventura’s new Blue Cube Art Space who is dedicated to showing non-traditional contemporary art.
Borrowing its name from a poem by Canadian writer Lisa Robertson,”Each thing ripens its own space” is a site responsive installation by Linville incorporating studio based artworks into a larger environment within the Blue Cube Gallery. Different than an installation conceived for a specific place and pre built, this site responsive installation highlights the way space can inform the nature of what an artwork becomes. Through response and revision, within the physical and psychological space of the gallery, the artwork matures to fruition.
For Linville, the challenge of working in unfamiliar conditions over a short period of time is a fruitful experience forcing her to rely on improvisation. Working with and against architecture and time, “Each thing ripens its own space” brings the concept of the art making process to the forefront so the mystery of the human tendency to create can be observed and explored.
THE BLUE CUBE is an alternative art space located in the center of Ventura’s bustling downtown district at 86 S. Laurel Street. The Cube features boundary-pushing contemporary works, with an emphasis on installation and sculpture. The space has a decidedly modern edge. Behind THE BLUE CUBE is Ventura School Board Member, Mary Haffner who started her career in law after thinking a career in art was too risky of a path to take. With THE BLUE CUBE, Mary has thrown her support and creativity behind emerging artists, providing them with a professional space and the opportunity to participate in the curatorial process.