On Friday, January 28th the members of SBC (John Sutton, Ben Beres and Zac Culler) go head to head with PDL (Jason Puccinelli, Jed Dunkerley and Greg Lundgren) for the ultimate head to head sculpture competition. Seattle has never seen such trash-talking, bet making, ego bashing, smack down fronting and chest puffing. The Lego Spaceship Contest might be the most intense battle of speed, wit and skill to hit a west coast gallery since Mark Pauline shot Chris Burden with a fire canon.
At high noon, each of the six artists will be handed a box of Legos and relegated to a corner of the gallery. For the next four hours they will construct the coolest, fastest, most kick-ass Lego Spaceships they can imagine, and place them on six unmarked pedestals. At 6:00 pm, the viewing public will be invited to judge these vehicles and vote for their favorite ship, using old poker chips. At 10:00 pm, SBC will gather their collective chips and PDL will gather theirs, and the group with the most chips will WIN the competition.
Set against the backdrop of Jesse Higman’s exhibition Illuvium at Vermillion Gallery, the gallery will be the perfect outer space backdrop for Lego spaceships.
January 28th also marks the 25th anniversary of the tragic explosion of the spaceship Challenger, an event that shocked the world.
To mark the anniversary of this tragic accident, the artists will be constructing six new spaceships (which won’t do much, but the symbolism is nice).