Froelick Gallery Pops Up in Palm Springs

T.V. (oil, 30x26) by Nat Meade

For one month only Froelick Gallery in Portland, OR, takes over a space in Palm Springs, CA, in conjunction with the annual Palm Springs Modernism Week. The gallery pops up in the Southern California desert city on February 3 with a show of works inspired by mid-century arts and culture. Fourteen gallery artists are featured, including Nat Meade, Terrell James, and Robert Yoder.  Pop-up restaurants are often cited as the hottest trends in Los Angeles and San Francisco cuisine circles. Basically, a chef shows up at a vacant storefront or diner that may serve breakfast only. They take reservations online for a limited engagement of anywhere from one night to a month. The chef rolls into the space with a staff, food, and equipment. But then, alas, the pop-up experience is over. People arrive in droves because of the ephemeral nature of the foodie event. Perhaps, Froelick Gallery is signaling the pop-up trend has moved to the art world. This is the sixth annual modernism week celebration in Palm Springs, unfolding this year from February 7-27. The event includes symposiums on architecture and an architecture and design film series. The city is well known for its enclaves of quintessential mid-century architecture. Froelick Gallery’s pop-up exhibit is on through February 27 at the Palm Canyon Galleria. –Bonnie Gangelhoff