Saturday, November 19th — 11:00am
MIXD presents its inaugural exhibition, Merging Spaces, including a sweep of 30 regional artists and artworks with the intent to expand the region’s art market and community.
The fruit of Northwest Arkansas’ cultural and geographical landscape, MIXD presents its inaugural exhibition, Merging Spaces, including a sweep of local artists and artworks with the intent to expand the region’s art market and community. Through its exhibition-making and unique gallery model, MIXD invites dialogue and chemistry in providing an artist- centric style of curation on a three- month rotation. At the helm of these seasonal drops, MIXD curator Allison Hobbs contributes to the conversation and expansion of the region’s community of artists and its audiences by localizing the talent and pulse of Arkansas’ art world and elevating it on a national scale. Evidence shows that visual stimulation has a profound and positive effect on mood and our environments can contribute to our productivity and sense of well-being. Merging Spaces was assembled with these notions in mind, featuring work intended to provoke a similar experience when immersed in the totality of the show’s offerings. Binding color, texture and form, Merging Spaces evokes themes of psychogeography, considering the role of art within our own personal and shared spaces and the role of positive environmental influence, creating a blissful immersion of sensory delight through painting, photography, sculpture, and functional objects. Exploring how imagery, by art, allows us mental space and rest.