When the garage doors rolled up in April 2009, 47 was used as an alternative
exhibition space for large-scale sculptural and installation-based works. 47 was
initiated not only to challenge artists, allowing it to affect their practices, but also
to question the relationships that revolve around art. The accessible space
empowered the viewer and provoked clever intellect and emotion. In a sense, the 18 exhibitions that were held at 47 were individual parts of one larger, longer exhibition that aimed to address the physical space of the gallery. Each artwork installed has left a permanent mark on the architecture of the building.
At 47 art could breathe without pretence and artists could exhibit without costs.
Month to month 47 has changed, successfully evolving with the work. Your
support has been paramount throughout this process.
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2009 - 2010
Dennis Lin has collected it, bypassing the mill and has prevented it from being turned into something other than. The Maple has been debarked, sectioned into cookies, sanded, oiled, and waxed: preserved. The 60, three-inch wide slabs are sequentially hung on purpose-built hooks. Each has been numbered and tagged; the tree has been documented and cataloged. “To see the sections of the tree is to wonder how it grew, how it lived and how it died,” said artist Dennis Lin. “I’ve cataloged this tree