Lawrimore on fire


A fire at the Lawrimore Project yesterday torched SuttonBeresCuller’s There Goes the Neighborhood, a living room in a trailer that has been hauled into King County’s suburbs. No other artworks were damaged because of some remarkable consideration on the part of the firefighters, who moved some art works out of the way of their hoses and contained the water so that it didn’t flood the basement. It was an awfully thoughtful move on the part of the firefighters.

Lawrimore’s Spite House opens tonight: “SPITE HOUSE is an exhibition that will reveal invisible territories of spite. By articulating the threshold between spite-r and spite-e, the work in the show emphasizes that the vacillating polarity between these two extremes depends on how you scrutinize the property line.” The fire was accidental, but it had some interesting timing. In honor of it, the gallery will have a bar serving flaming cocktails set up in the charred back sculpture yard.

(Via Slog.)

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