Saturday, August 7, 2010

Something to do when you're not naked...

The Trunk Space Presents:
"The Grid 2010: Here & Gone"
July 16 through September 13, 2010

WHAT: An exhibit inspired by some of Phoenix’s most eye-catching vintage buildings.
WHERE: The Trunk Space, 1506 NW Grand Ave, 602.256.6006.
WHEN: Grand opening on Friday July 16 with special receptions on Aug. 6 & Sept. 3.
WHO: Various Artists: Aaron Abbott, Tommy Cannon, Stephanie Carrico, Steve Jansen, Kevin Patterson, Marchall Shore, Lisa Takata, Douglas Towne.
WHY: Experience both how much of Phoenix’s fascinating past architecture has been lost and honor the vintage structures that have survived.

Additional Info:
This marks the 5th year of the Grid Project, an annual tradition at the Trunk Space (located next to the Bikini Lounge). The exhibit’s purpose is to document the changes happening in our community. This year’s edition focuses on establishments that serve as our connection to a different time in Phoenix, and how the surviving structures can give us a new perspective on our ever growing city.

Guest Curators:
Doug Towne, 602.540.4622
Marshall Shore, 602.373.5421

Douglas Towne – A prominent historian, Doug specializes in unearthing tales of previously undocumented places and events in the Valley. His articles on quirky Arizona history have been featured in the Phoenix Magazine, the Journal of Arizona History and the Phoenix New Times. He also serves as editor of the Journal for Commercial Archeology, the oldest national organization dedicated to 20th Century roadside architecture. Doug’s art, which incorporates historical advertising and is as much social commentary as it is homage to the past, has been featured at several local galleries (see

Marshall Shore - Heralded as the Valley’s “funkiest” Information Curator, Marshall has for several years been exploring and presenting local history. Previously he explored ways in which libraries interact with their users as library coordinator with the Maricopa County Library District. Since then, Marshall has explored his passion by bringing the unique people and architecture from Phoenix’s past back to life through presentations at venues such as the Heard Museum and his monthly show at Phoenix Metro Retro. His rollicking tours of the Valley are available for booking (see &

“People moving to the Valley often have the mistaken impression that there’s little architectural history here,” says Guest Curator, Douglas Towne. “The problem is we’ve razed so much of it—which makes the surviving structures all the more valuable and important to our city.”
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