"Plywood is a new flexible white cube project site located in North Baltimore's Belvedere Square. As part of Roving Project Plywood occupies a currently unused space, transforming it into a space for creative practice. Plywood will only occupy the location until another tenant leases the available store front." - www.plywoodsite.org
The gallery opened with a bang with a new show by Jim Lucio. "Strip" is a collection of Polaroids shown consecutively at eye-level around the gallery space. Hung with nails and clips, the photographs create a cinematic effect reminiscent of Tarantino. Passing by, you get glimpses of retro signage and fish nets; clear heels and horror movie imagery captured by instant emulsion.
The photos, a precious collection of a dying photographic art, are not for sale. But, if you're lucky, the gallery may make you an enlarged print signed by the artist. A great idea from a new gallery that is already gaining interest from the artist community.