Artist in Residence at Laboratory Spokane
Karen Mobley to Perform an Analog Art Intervention
Spokane artist, Karen Mobley, will be performing an “analog art intervention” during the month of June in various places around Spokane County.
Karen is one of several artists participating in the artist-in residency program Laboratory which is based in downtown Spokane. She will be moving downtown for the month and sharing studio space with the out of town artists. For more information about Laboratory: https://laboratoryspokane.com/what-we-do/
What is an analog art intervention? So glad you asked. In the most literal sense, this isn’t analog because it has little to do with electrical devices. Analog is a common term for things that are “not digital” and is an easy shorthand for people to differentiate between the old-fashioned way of doing things and those which involve technology. Art is art. Creating, making and sharing visual expression. Intervention is exactly as it sounds. Karen will show up in places where art is not often created and install art in unlikely spots that will interfere with the usual way of seeing things. Some of it is a surprise.
Who is Karen Mobley? Karen Mobley is a visual artist, poet and arts consultant. Currently, her work is exhibited at the New Moon Gallery and at the Jundt Art Museum in Spokane. She was artist in residence at Spokane County Library District (2017), AIR Studio Paducah (2016), Jentel Foundation (2016) and Brush Creek Foundation (2015). She has participated in Spokane’s Window Dressing installation program and in numerous group exhibits. She serves as an adjunct faculty member at Whitworth University and an instructor for Spokane Art School. She serves as a Program Contractor for Spokane Arts. She served as Arts Director for the City of Spokane from 1997-2012. She holds an MFA from the University of Oklahoma and a BFA with Honor from the University of Wyoming. www.karenmobley.com
Non-surprises – where will she be during the month of June:
Community members can connect with Karen in these outdoor areas to draw, talk or walk. Dates subject to change in case of crummy weather, rain or forest fire.
Turnbull Wildlife Refuge, Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet at the restrooms on the left side of the road by the pond at 10 a.m.
Liberty Park, Saturday, June 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Friday, June 15, 4:00 to 8 p.m. Outside the museum on the grounds.
Laboratory Patio, Saturday, June 16, 5 to 7 p.m.
Sandifur Bridge, Sunday, June 17, 1 to 4 p.m.
Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Thursday, June 21, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Outside the museum on the grounds.
Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dishman Hills, Camp Caro off Appleway, Sunday, June 24 from 9 a.m. to noon
Exhibitions will be staged at unlikely and likely places in the community following the first few sessions. Watch trees, poles, and other vertical objects around the community for art by Karen and those who visit the interventions.