Little Stone, Open Home,

Little Stone, Open Home,

11.2.2017
An artist talk with Mariel Capanna, followed by a discussion with Good Weather curator Haynes Riley. Mariel Capanna will be creating a permanent fresco, created on­site at Good Weather Gallery, an experimental art space run by curator Haynes Riley out of his brother’s garage in North Little Rock, Arkansas.
 
Celebrating its fifth year of contemporary art programming, Good Weather will present its final show on Saturday, December 2 in the gallery’s original North Little Rock location. Good Weather has hosted over 30 solo shows in the garage venue and has participated in national and international fairs including SUNDAY Art Fair and NADA Miami Beach. 
 
A testament to this garage’s tripartite function as art gallery, gathering space, and family home, the "Little Stone, Open Home," fresco will be built with several layers of freshly mixed lime plaster — a material which visual art, sacred spaces, and vernacular domestic architecture have in common. 
 
The garage door, which opens to a suburban street, will be left open throughout the installation process, blurring the boundary between public and private so that neighbors and visitors can enter the worksite and observe the construction of the base coat, scratch coat, and rough coat of plaster, and subsequently the development of each giornata (or “day’s work”), painted with earth pigment into freshly laidintonaco (the smooth coat of plaster).