Earlier this year, while we were just on the horizon of cold weather, I grabbed a drink with Gessica Lesser. We tossed around some ideas and talked about the previous show that she curated at 7Dunham.
A few drinks in and we'd come up with a slew of ideas for future shows. One of which was Cover The Wall. Based off of The Cheaper Show, which I'd seen a few years before through Jeff Hamada's Booooooom.com. What if we had a show with shit ton of art and made everything under a certain price point? I'd watched and read enough about their show that I knew those ideas were something I wanted 7Dunham to tap into.
I guess part of the idea behind it was to eliminate the focus on money, although advertising a low price brings into focus the ethics of expensive v. inexpensive art and if it's prices accurately reflect the value.
But really that's not the point. The point is to welcome all sorts of people into a space where, collectively, we can celebrate not only art, but the artists themselves, and hopefully continue to cultivate a supportive and fun community, all the while exposing people to different things, whether artists to different buyers or viewers to different art.
There are so many faults in our systems. We see the pure beauty as well as the corruption and often we hope for a more ideal world.
For a night, for a weekend, we want to eliminate some of the shit and have a damn good time celebrating art and it's community.
Afterwards you should swing by to see our buds Locksley play at Rockwood Music Hall - 9pm.