Launch Pad Gallery: Featuring the work of local emerging artists.

On the Edge

Launch Pad's Last Group Show!


Opening

First Friday, July 6th
6pm-12pm

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About the Show

It seems only fitting that as we near the end of our journey with our beloved gallery that we invite you (and us) to reflect on transitions.

The very first show to open at Launch Pad was “Lift Off”, a show featuring lonely images of outer space travel and sparkly exploration. At the time, the space that the gallery inhabited was very, very raw, and the warehouse had mainly hosted wild theme parties and Burning Man-esque debauches, that while VERY artsy, were somewhat limited in their audience.

With Launch Pad, I wanted to make a space for beginning artists to share their work and cut their teeth, a place where we could learn together how to be more professional, how to reach more people, and what makes art a viable means of growing, communicating and sharing together, and I wanted it to be accessible to all types of people- freaks, outsiders, children, the art-naive, collectors, performers, musicians, curators- everyone. Over six years later, we have traveled deeper into the world of ideas, feeling and expression than I ever imagined we would through such a humble undertaking.

Now it’s time to transition to the next phase, to travel once again beyond what is familiar, beloved and known into new territory. The working title for this show was, “The Outer Limits”, and while a little corny, that title communicates some of what I hope our artists will bring to this show: while Launch Pad is closing, we are all continuing on our journey together into our personal and artistic futures- we are approaching the outer boundary of what can be done at Launch Pad, but I am confident that all of us will continue to grow and share together in the future, in other art spaces that we will assist in creating, and in our individual lives. We’ve invited our artists to make work about a time when they reached the cusp of something, a breaking point, a breakthrough, a new peak, a new low- and then dared to go further.

Love, respect, and infinite gratitude,

Ben Pink, Launch Pad Founder
And the whole Launch Pad team, you included!

 

Participating Artists

Kelly Akin
Serena Appel
Monica Arlt
Robin Ator
Jeff Betz
Carole Bluemer
Carly Bodnar
Alea Bone
James Boscole
Theresann Bosserman-Sylvan
Gretchen Brooks
Jennifer Campbell
Shelley Chamberlin
David James Clark
Avi Conant
Conrad Crespin
Kindra Crick
Joshua Crowell
Mark Crummett
Kurt Dahlke
Nesteren Demirdag
Matt Di Leo
Jake Dockter
Shauna Dullanty
Denra Dunnick

Aaron Dye
Victor Emert
Paul Estrada
Samantha Fisher
Amanda Flagg
Leslie Foeller
Dianna Fontes
Courtney Gates
Jennifer Gleach
Dustin Gluvna
Vanessa Gonzalez
Chantel Greene
Chris Haberman
Carrie Hardison
Marlena Hatchel
Cynthia Heise-Swartz
Tanya Herrera
Theodore Holdt
Sheridan Horning
Erik Horvath
Kurtis Hough
Alexis Jenssen
Leif Jenssen
Pecos B Jett
Jason Kappus

Kelly Keigwin
Heidi Keith
Kit Kerkvliet
Anjali Leboeuf
Robin Lehto
Hannah Leonard
Kirk P. Linder
Jim Lommasson
Sarah Lopez
Sam MacKenzie
Ginnie MacPherson
Shannon McBride
Sara McCormick
Bethany McCraw
Ian McNicol
Margaux Meganck
Michael Miller
Kassandra Montano
Yvonne O’Gara
Chrissy Ortez
Patrice Parker
Shannon Passon
Channah Pastorius
Lucas Patterson
Omar Pierce
Theresa Pridemore

Rosalinde Reece
Lavonne Russell
Aaron Schmeckpeper
Boz Schurr
Marc Segal
Rebecca Shelly
Beth Ann Short
Katie Simpson Spain
Donald Spitzer
Gary Stallsworth
Blake Stellyes
Brett Stringer
Steve Tannenbaum
Miranda Tarrow
Clara Taylor
Rosevan Vickery
Katya Vitkovskaya
Travis Wade
Cameron Waff
Martha Wallulis
Eric Walton
Terra Wilcoxson
Ruth Williams
Rio Wrenn
Ware Zach
Emily Zeller

Selected Pieces

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Pecos B
Pecos B
Amanda Flagg
Amanda Flagg
Katya Orlovie
Katya Orlovie
Alexis Jenssen
Alexis Jenssen
Dustin Gluvna
Dustin Gluvna
TheresAnn Sylvan
TheresAnn Sylvan
Chantel Greene
Chantel Greene
Hannah Loumeau Leonard
Hannah Loumeau Leonard
Robin Ator
Robin Ator
Katie Simpson Spain
Katie Simpson Spain
Shannon McBride
Shannon McBride
Jennifer Gleach
Jennifer Gleach
Shauna Dullanty
Shauna Dullanty
Gary Stallsworth
Gary Stallsworth
Courtney Gates
Courtney Gates
Samantha Fisher
Samantha Fisher
Pinocchio
Pinocchio
Kurtis Hough
Kurtis Hough
Chrissy Ortez
Chrissy Ortez
Margaux Meganck
Margaux Meganck
Kelly Akin
Kelly Akin
Sarah Rae Lopez
Sarah Rae Lopez
Emily Zeller
Emily Zeller
Michael Miller
Michael Miller
Aaron Dye (Katakana Studios)
Aaron Dye (Katakana Studios)
Kurt Dahlke
Kurt Dahlke
Lavonne Russell
Lavonne Russell
Leif Jenssen
Leif Jenssen
Marlena Simone
Marlena Simone
Shannon Passon
Shannon Passon
Travis Wade
Travis Wade
Sam MacKenzie
Sam MacKenzie
Anjali LeBoeuf
Anjali LeBoeuf
Paul George Estrada
Paul George Estrada
Monica Arlt
Monica Arlt
James Boscole
James Boscole
Joshua Crowell
Joshua Crowell
Leslie Foeller
Leslie Foeller
Steve Tannenbaum
Steve Tannenbaum
Brett Stringer
Brett Stringer
Alea Bone
Alea Bone
Eric Walton 9 / Edub9
Eric Walton 9 / Edub9
Gretchen Brooks
Gretchen Brooks
Rebecca Shelly
Rebecca Shelly
Jennifer Campbell
Jennifer Campbell
Nesteren Pintarich
Nesteren Pintarich
Conrad Crespin
Conrad Crespin
On the Edge Web Card
On the Edge Web Card