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Hindsight is 20/20: Love in Retrospect

A Launch Pad Alumni Show

Opening Second Friday
February 10, 2012

music & performance by
Mother Bunch
Alessandra Rose
Max Sympathy & B.A.T.
Food Drive for Oregon Food Bank– please bring a can or other food item

Images and much more info at

Dear Love show Artists and Fans,

After 6 years of producing a huge show with hundreds of Artists, lots of moving parts, expensive permits, and myriad details to address, we at the Love show are taking a break from it all and trying something new, and we’d like you to come along!

We’re giving birth to TWIN SHOWS

One is Physical– an alumni show featuring work by past Launch Pad artists and curators and Love show stalwarts, returning to it’s humble roots at Launch Pad

The Other Virtual– an open-call show unshackled from space limitations and available to all, all on-line at

Even though the large format, open-call show of the past few years isn’t going to happen with the Love Show this year, with your help we are determined to create art opportunities that will foster some honest work about love, and to share a meeting place where we can celebrate all of you who made previous Love shows great. We are eager to have you participate in these twin Love shows and make them awesome, and return to the rollicking hugeness next year!!


Since space at Launch Pad is pretty limited these days, we’re not able to do our usual open call group show, so we’ve decided to invite artists who we’ve worked with extensively over the past 6 years of our existence, because it’s important to acknowledge that it is THE ARTISTS who make Launch Pad the place that it is.

In a further embrace of nostalgia, artists are invited to tune their work for this years Love show a little more specifically: hindsight is 20/20, or maybe sometimes it’s not- what have you learned from your brushes with love, both good and bad, sweet and sour? Do the good old days look a little rosier than they actually were? Or possibly you’ve been weighed down by past baggage that kept you from appreciating a good thing. The past informs the present, and yet the passing of time seems to soften some details and bring others into razor-sharp focus. We’ve invited our artists to make work for this show that responds to a love that they’ve known or know, to lessons that they’ve learned while looking back.

For more info about the Alumni show visit:


We are partnering once again with a worthy cause to try and use our collective might to do some good!

We’re collecting cans of food for the Oregon Food Bank at the opening and for the duration of the show. Tell your friends, tell your boss, tell your grocery store… Let’s feed some hungry folks together- you never know, the people who benefit from the food bank are often closer to you than you think.

Selected Pieces

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