The front portion of the studio, not shown here, was transformed early on into the Bas Fisher arts space, which Drain and Fisher now lend to friends in need of a place to show or prepare work. Last year they did an exhibition of drawings by local high school students, and recently they let the video artist Ryan Trecartin build a set there for one of the projects he was about to shoot. “We’re a non-profit, and we don’t function as a commercial gallery, so we’re pretty different that way,” Drain says. The space is funded by both grant money and special artist editions, one of which the pair presented at this year’s NADA show. This was the stencil they used to mark last year’s portfolio.
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The front portion of the studio, not shown here, was transformed early on into the Bas Fisher arts space, which Drain and Fisher now lend to friends in need of a place to show or prepare work. Last year they did an exhibition of drawings by local high school students, and recently they let the video artist Ryan Trecartin build a set there for one of the projects he was about to shoot. “We’re a non-profit, and we don’t function as a commercial gallery, so we’re pretty different that way,” Drain says. The space is funded by both grant money and special artist editions, one of which the pair presented at this year’s NADA show. This was the stencil they used to mark last year’s portfolio.