Float On Art Galleryfeaturing artists that float
Currently Featured Artist
Making art in the space where fine art and craftwork intersect, I manipulate, layer, and embroider salvaged fibers into abstractions of biology. I create sculptural and installation works about human relationship to biological narratives.
Recycled materials are central to my process and inform the themes I work with as an artist. I disassemble salvaged towels, sweaters, and t-shirts that have warmed and wiped the bodies of their previous owners. Fascinated by wear on the weave of recycled fibers, I treat aging and deterioration as a part of the creative process. Using needle and thread, I manipulate and sew the fiber into a new form. The resulting pieces are organic and biologically inspired, utilizing the natural tendency of the fabric to crease and flow. Utilizing surface, texture and vivid colors as my main tools, the work addresses ecology, the complexity of the internal human landscape, and identity.
About Our Gallery
Conceived in 2011, Float On’s art gallery is located in our shop has one exhibition room, and is open nearly 24hrs / day.
The displayed art is exclusively by local floaters, with a new original piece featured each month.
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FAQs for Visitors
How often does the art rotate?
Once per month.
When is the gallery open for viewing?
Monday: 7am-11am Tuesday-Sunday: Open 24 Hours
How many pieces does the gallery hold?
11-13 larger pieces, 13-15 medium pieces, or 15-17 smaller pieces
FAQs for Artists
What is your gallery traffic like?
Being as the gallery is located in our float center, we get a lot of crossover foot traffic. Aside from the gallery, we run 1200 floats a month, and are located in the heart of the SE on Hawthorne Blvd. The shop has large windows facing the street, so the art is visible 24/7 from the sidewalk.
What mediums do you accept in the gallery?
Anything that can be hung vertically by our wire/hook track system. Please do not include any fresh/wet oil pieces.
What is your commission rate?
We only charge a 5% commission!! This basically just covers credit processing charges.
What about the original piece?
Along with the process of being a gallery exhibitor, you will be given 4 float sessions in exchange for one original float inspired piece after completing your float sessions. It will also be hung in the gallery for the duration of the month. After your month is over the original, float inspired piece will belong to Float On to be appreciated for ages to come.
What is your transport policy?
The gallery artist is completely responsible for all transport of gallery pieces.
Do I have to sign a contract?
Yes, there is a basic contract involved, but it is painless.