Deus Ex Machina Gallery and Studio opened on December 7, 2007. In the last 5 years, our cooperative gallery has been open every First Friday and Third Friday, with a new exhibit hung every month. Often guest artists-some from as far away as France-were featured, in addition to the works of the members.
Our itinerary expanded with time. Currently in addition to the 2 gallery nights, we host a poetry reading on Second Fridays, which is often standing room only. We host “A Coven of Nerds,” a game night, on second Saturdays. The space started recently being used for a monthly writing salon on Sunday afternoons.
These were just our ongoing events. We’ve also hosted performance art, experimental theater, film, dance, live music shows from surf to industrial, and collaborative art projects.
All along the space has functioned as my oil painting studio. I spent many valuable hours there creating some of the most significant works of my life.
It’s been a labor of love with some wonderful people. But it’s time to do things differently.
December 2012 will be the final month of Deus Ex Machina. I end this grand experiment with a full heart, already pressing on to the next adventure.