Pop-up shows have been independently presented by way of my project Young Space, which began as a blog geared toward sharing the work of emerging contemporary artists, and morphed into a nomadic platform for exhibitions and collaborations. The pop-up shows are organized by way of an open call for art, which is then juried/curated, and exhibited in a space in Northeast Wisconsin. The ideal spaces for these shows are ones that have been vacant for some time, and are in neighborhoods or business corridors that have been neglected or overshadowed by other development. The pop-ups bring fresh artwork and a fun atmosphere for a limited time only, involving musicians, writers, educators, and other creatives. More information can be found at young-space.com.

Remote View, installation view of pieces by Joni Van Bockel (left) and Maeve Jackson (right).

Remote View, installation view of pieces by Joni Van Bockel (left) and Maeve Jackson (right).

Remote View, installation view from the opening reception. Painting by Mia Russell (left).

Remote View, installation view from the opening reception. Painting by Mia Russell (left).

Remote View: a contemporary art exhibition

The second pop-up exhibition of contemporary art by emerging artists ran from March 18 - 27, 2016 in a vacant retail space in Green Bay, WI. It featured work by nearly two-dozen artists from around the country. More information about this show can be found at young-space.com.

Searchlights performing during the opening reception of re:generation.

Searchlights performing during the opening reception of re:generation.

Installation view.

Installation view.

re:generation: a contemporary art exhibition

The first pop-up exhibition ran April 10-26, 2015 in Appleton, WI in a vacant storefront formerly used as a bakery. The opening reception welcomed over 200 visitors, and the show included work by local, national, and international artists in a variety of media. More information can be found at young-space.com.