New: A history of Perkins’ WC Gallery
The WC Gallery: A brief history of a very small space is a new volume written by Stephen Perkins and recently published by Half Letter Press, Chicago. The academic curator of art for UW-Green Bay, Perkins is also the man in charge of what is described as the smallest gallery in the Midwest (3′ wide, 4.5′ deep and 8′ high). It’s the first-floor bathroom (water closet, as Perkins and the Brits say) of his family’s home in De Pere. In the booklet, Perkins lays out his reasons for starting the WC Gallery and describes some of the shows he has organized, including exhibits by Jean Toche of Guerrilla Art Action Group, Arda Ishkhanian, Jack Hirschman, works on paper from Latin America, Eastern European conceptual art, and more. A chronology of exhibitions and illustrations of ephemera from some of the shows are also included in the book, which we imagine would be a perfect addition to your own WC’s reading collection. “Beat the holiday rush,” urges Perkins, and learn more about the booklet.