Mark Warren Jacques and Seth Neefus are two Portland-based artists who are taking their mobile art center on a nomadic journey. Today, they are in San Francisco, setting up the Free Life Center at the newly founded Gallery Hijinks. The opening reception is set for Friday the 23rd of July, from 6-10pm. Here’s a sneak peek into what you might see from these two wanderers.
Free Life Center is a large scale freestanding installation crafted from salvaged building materials. The construction is modular (built in sections) and can be adapted to suit a variety of configurations, from a traditional gallery space to a site-specific event outdoors. The one-room structure emanates the artists’ homespun aesthetic and their high level of commitment to DIY craftsmanship.Since the start of their tour this past June, these vagabond dreamers have been hosting community events, musical performances, workshops, drawing parties, and more within the walls of the Free Life Center. They have been documenting their journey through the original art they’ve created along the way, which will be displayed and for sale during all events.