2018 Fuel & Lumber Project Residency 

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The Fuel & Lumber Project Residency will provide The Fuel & Lumber Company founders, Amy Pleasant and Pete Schulte—and a set of artists they select—the time and space needed to
develop an exciting new exhibition to be installed in Whitespace Gallery in June of 2018.

This Project Residency, designed to bring production and presentation together in one season, offers a rare opportunity to support artists and curators (and artists who are also curators) and to directly link our residency program with an Atlanta gallery.

This year's Fuel & Lumber Project Residency artists are Rubens Ghenov, Matt Phillips, and Sarah Phyllis Smith.

Fuel & Lumber Company

In our collective past, most American towns had a fuel and lumber company to provide basic goods and services. Believing art and culture to be among the needs vital to the health of any community, artists Amy Pleasant and Pete Schulte founded The Fuel And Lumber Company in Birmingham, Alabama to facilitate exhibitions and related programming in the Southeast and beyond. The Fuel And Lumber Company is an idea, not a traditional brick and mortar space, dedicated to contemporary art and community engagement.

"Won't Lovers Revolt Now" at Whitespace Gallery

Whitespace presents Won't Lovers Revolt Now, a group exhibition guest curated by The Fuel and Lumber Company of Birmingham, Alabama on Friday, June 22, 2018 through Saturday, July 28, 2018. This exhibition was made possible in partnership with AIR Serenbe. 

Borrowing its title from a takeaway object/poster by Las Hermanas Iglesias, the exhibition presents the work of eight artists, working in diverse media from equally diverse cultural and conceptual positions. The connective tissue that unites the work is a poetic approach to art making, one that simultaneously embodies the fragility and vulnerability of life in contemporary society, but does so with belief and conviction in the power of art to transform in the face of the oppressive forces that currently confront society.