Wall Space is designed to bring emerging contemporary artists and designers into a community space. Thoughtful making and creative exchange is at the heart of the curated pop-up exhibits. This unique setting allows artists to test ideas, initiate community exchange, and develop professional practices.

Jay Snodgrass: Subatomic
Grassroots Coffee | 118 S Broad St.
Open Monday – Saturday | Through July 14, 2023
Artist Talk | Friday, June 2 | 5:30 pm

Pulling from various calligraphic traditions, including Gothic, Arabic, Japanese, and Graffiti, Jay Snodgrass’ work explores the formal and figural methods of an exaggerated writing form. He began his work primarily as a poet, earning an MFA from Florida International University in Miami. Through experimentation with the furthest possibility of meaning in the written form, he came to Asemic writing – a gestural script in which the product has no real meaning. This form of writing is somewhere between abstract expressionism and calligraphy. With an interest in experiments that seek to discover the quantum, his work explores the subatomic possibilities in the deepest recess of letters, glyphs, and other ideographic information through Asemic writing.

Jay Snodgrass is a poet and artist. He is the author of several books and chapbooks of poetry, including Monster Zero, and poems about Godzilla. Jay Snodgrass grew up in Japan as the son of an Air Force officer. A bookmaker, editor, and painter, Snodgrass holds a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from Florida State University and currently teaches English and Humanities at Southern Regional Technical College.

All work is available for sale at Grassroots Coffee. Follow Jay @jaysnod.

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Sara Dismukes: Verge
March 3 – April 21, 2023

Sara Dismukes’ work celebrates the things we pass by, often unnoticed, while moving about our day. She is interested in entropy, as well as the growth that is its companion. Close observation of the patterns and structures in nature, as well as the rhythm of its seasonal cycles, is an enthusiasm and an influence. Sara Dismukes is a multidisciplinary artist, designer, and educator based in Montgomery, Alabama.