Since opening in 2007, The Box mission has been to create a diverse art program surveying historical artists and their contemporaries. By exhibiting artists of multiple generations, the gallery has established a discursive critical voice in addressing and viewing varying perspectives of art within the larger context of contemporary artistic practices. Covering a time span of nearly five decades, our artists have dealt with the historical elements that have been integral to the development of art today. Whereas younger artists supply a fresh mode of thinking, artists belonging to past generations provide a historical basis in which to contextualize the expansive development of art today.
We are interested in working with artists who think in an unconventional way about the expansion of art’s definition through artists’ questioning of space and spatial boundaries, artist responsibility, and the movement of art out of the traditional gallery space. The Box showcases, as well as commissions emerging contemporary work with artists who work using variety of mediums including but not limited to painting, sculpture, dance, video, film, performance and musical performances. Working with and alongside living artists creates unique opportunities for both the gallery and the artists to explore new modes of curating.