Recess Activities, Inc. offers a new model that gives contemporary and emerging artists space to use as a studio, exhibition venue, or grounds for experimentation.
Recess’ mission is to support the creative process of the contemporary artist by providing a space for productive activity and a platform for a partnership with the public. By offering artists flexible work/exhibition residencies, artists are given agency to determine distinctions between their process and production, controlling the visibility of their work and the parameters of its presentation. Free of charge and open to the public for half of the artists’ work time, Recess facilitates every-day interactions between artists and the public in order to promote the productive space of the working artist as a site of valuable visual and intellectual interactions. Our endeavors foster career development and promote public and critical exposure for the artists we support while fostering a non-alienating environment in which artists and the public can engage in a meaningful exchange of art and ideas.