The Motile Gallery

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Upcoming Motile Gallery Shows:

Spring 2017. Question, Mark. Random times on the campus of Augustana College. Rock Island, Illinois.

 

Recent Motile Gallery Shows:

10.17.16. A show from the Question, Mark. project. Special thanks to Martin Sherman,  Yoko Ono, Leymah Gbowee, Devyn  Absher and Eric Mathis

 

 

9.6.16. A show from the Question, Mark. project. Special thanks to Ray Bradbury, Fawzi Karmin, Rabih Mroué, Devyn  Absher and Eric Mathis

 

8.25.16. A show from the Question, Mark. project. Special thanks to Immanuel Kant, Devyn  Absher and Eric Mathis.

 

 

8.14.16. Jon Burns, featured artist. The Farmers Market. Davenport, Iowa. Curated by  Devyn  Absher with Vickie R. Phipps and  Laura Polizzi.

 

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6.18.16. Juneteenth. LaClaire Park. Davenport, Iowa. Featured artists:  children’s art from United Neighbors. Curated by Vickie Phipps with Professor Devyn  Absher and Laura Polizzi.

 

 

5.4.16. Parade of Augie Art. Augustana College. Rock Island, Illinois. Curated by Devyn Absher with Ronda Wright-Phipps and Vickie Phipps. Featured Artists: Chloe Gale, LuAnne Gerdemann, and Holly Scholl.

 

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Contacting the Motile Gallery:

The Motile Art Gallery is ran by a small group of artists. Contact Vickie R. Phipps  with comments or questions about shows, partnerships, or sponsorships.

 

About the Motile Gallery:

Motile refers to the ability to move spontaneously and actively. The word comes from the field of biology and refers to the trait of being able to respond autonomously to one’s environment.  There are three units that comprise the Motile Art Gallery.  Designed to take art to the town square and neighborhood streets, the Motile Gallery functions an alternative gallery space. As post-production artist Pierre Huyghe reminds us, we are not saturated with images but “subjugated to the lack of certain images.”

 

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Photos from shows:

 

 

Photos from partnership event with Vike Bike:

 

The Motile Gallery is also used for performances such as Reply’all.

 

The Development and Testing Stage:

 

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Early sketch and inspiration…

 

 

 

 

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Fabrication out of recycled metal.

 

 

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Fabrication stage.

 

 

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Patina for final touch.

 

 

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Test shows in Knoxville, TN. February 3rd, 2012 featuring Color Prints by Central High School’s Advanced Arts. Works collected by Central high School art teacher Peggy Leland.

 

 

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Test show in Knoxville, TN. February 3rd, 2012 featuring Color Prints artwork by Central High School’s Advanced Arts class.

 

 

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May 5th, 2012. Test show in Knoxville, TN. featuring Black and White Prints by Central High School’s Advanced Arts class.

 

 

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May 5th, 2012. Test show in Knoxville, TN. featuring Black and White Prints by Central High School’s Advanced Arts class.

 

 

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The Motile Gallery is also used in performances such as Reply’all.

 

 

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The Motile Gallery project is about community and around every corner, people stop…point… and are surprised to run into… well art.  The Motile Gallery  even has found a  super hero or two out there who are fans of The Motile Gallery.

 

 

 

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