Exhibits will be multi-dimensional.
Gears, wires, glass and neon lights pepper Kaiser’s first exhibit, Switch. She wanted to highlight how art is woven through every field by utilizing new materials such as projection art, virtual reality and more. “It’s interdisciplinary in nature,” she says. “When going to technology, that’s a natural evolution, especially with the way society is so much more ingrained digitally.”
The gallery will function as a hybrid cocktail lounge. In an effort to bring visitors into the gallery, Kaiser has created a small cocktail bar to curate drinks for every exhibit, like tea-based cocktails and a hard mocha for the upcoming DomesticLands show in April. “We have a large patio, which is nice, because it helps with the social distance thing, and air circulation, which is very important in the age of COVID. We’re also looking to do reservations to keep occupancy low,” she says.
Kaiser’s model is geared to uplift other artists. She aims to make the gallery a community-centered space by offering nonprofit programming such as lectures and demonstrations. Additionally, she’s waiving admission fees for artists. “We are looking just to make it sustainable, so we don’t have to charge artists admission fees,” she says. “That’s where the cocktail bar comes into play.”