‘The Trailer’ at Lawndale Art Center

Posted March 14th, 2013

IMG_9887-EditThe Trailer will debut with an inaugural performance at Lawndale Art Center in Houston, TX on Thursday, March 21, 2013.
We will be collecting stories, objects and memorabilia from the general public while setup as an ‘archiving station’ from 2-4pm, followed by a live performance from 6-8pm. Please join us!

The Trailer will be making stops throughout the Houston area on Friday, March 22 & Saturday, March 23, 2013.
Live updates on location will be posted to Facebook and to the project website: www.bridgeclubtrailer.com.

Want to know when The Trailer will be in your area? ‘Like’ us on Facebook or sign up for The Trailer project newsletter and we’ll keep you updated.

‘Inheritance’- installation and performance at Box 13

Posted March 7th, 2013

Inheritance, an installation and live performance by The Bridge Club, will be on view at Box13 Art Space in Houston from March 9- April 20, with the live performance taking place Tuesday, March 19 from 5-8PM (to coincide with the NCECA conference). Please join us!

Inheritance is an accumulative exhibition and live performance featuring the simple, domestic act of washing dinnerware. In its initial state, the installation features the spare arrangement of fragile, unfired porcelain dinnerware, awaiting activation through use. Midway through the exhibition, the actions of the live performance will activate and transform these objects, and by the exhibit’s close, the installation will consist of residues.

The work’s title, Inheritance, refers to the physical and emotional belongings, expectations and legacies that are passed down between generations.

‘Still,’ exhibit of large scale performance photographs at Art palace

Posted January 7th, 2013


Still, an exhibition of photographs by The Bridge Club, will be on view at Art Palace gallery in Houston, TX from January 11 – February 16, 2013. A short live performance work by The Bridge Club will also take place during the exhibit’s opening reception, to be held on January 11 from 6-8pm. We hope to see you in Houston!

From the exhibit’s press release:
“This collection of photographs connects the spaces, objects and roles occupied by The Bridge Club’s temporal performance works. Each still offers intimate access to the hypnotic and beguiling worlds they create. Through intentionally isolating and freezing these fleeting moments the artists allow for an alternative experience of their work to draw new connections through time, space and narrative action.”

‘The Trailer’ featured in Arts + Culture Houston magazine

Posted December 10th, 2012

The Bridge Club’s project The Trailer is featured in the December 2012 issue of Arts + Culture Houston magazine, in an article by curator/ author Nancy Zastudil titled “Roam If You Want To.”

The article includes a description of the project, pieces of the author’s interview with Bridge Club member Annie Strader, and a great profile of another mobile art work titled Cargo Space, by artist and Rice University faculty member Chris Sperandio. Check it out! The article can be found here:


IDEA fund recipients, 2013

Posted December 6th, 2012

The Bridge Club is thrilled and grateful to be named a 2013 grant recipient by The Idea Fund, a regional re-granting program of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The Idea Fund is administered through DiverseWorks, Aurora Picture Show, and Project Row Houses in Houston, TX. The Bridge Club’s Idea Fund grant will be used to support a Texas tour of The Trailer project in 2013. More info about The Trailer can be found on the project website at www.bridgeclubtrailer.com

The following ten artists and artist collectives will each receive $4,000 ($3,500 for the awarded project, plus $500 seed money for future work) to create and showcase innovative artistic projects in the coming year:

The Bridge Club – Art and Performance Collaborative
Erin Curtis
Bill Davenport
Esteban Delgado
Everything Records / Robert Hodge and Philip Pyle
Madsen Minax
Ryan O’Malley, Joe Pena, Dr. Amber Scoon, and Jack Gron
Stephanie Saint Sanchez
Ethel Shipton and Nate Cassie
Walley Films – Mark Walley and Angela Walley

‘The Trailer’ project site live

Posted November 22nd, 2012

The Bridge Club’s mobile installation and performance project, The Trailer, has a new website! www.bridgeclubtrailer.com is the online component of The Trailer project. Via the website, we will be collecting and displaying audience contributions of stories, drawing, photographs, memories and souvenirs, in addition to chronicling The Trailer project’s activities. Please take a look– and, please consider sharing your own stories! These contributions just may show up in a future performance work.