On Friday, January 28th the members of SBC (John Sutton, Ben Beres and Zac Culler) went head-to-head with PDL (Jason Puccinelli, Jed Dunkerley and Greg Lundgren) for the ultimate sculptural face-off. January 28th also marked the 25th anniversary of the tragic explosion of the spaceship Challenger, an event that shocked the world. To mark the anniversary of this tragic accident, we constructed six new spaceships (which wouldn’t do much, but the symbolism was nice).
At high noon, each of the six artists (if you can call them that) were handed a box of Legos and relegated to a corner of the gallery. Set against the backdrop of Jesse Higman’s exhibition, for the next four hours we constructed the coolest, fastest, most kick-ass Lego Spaceships imaginable and placed them on six unmarked pedestals. At 6:00 pm, the viewing public was invited to judge these vehicles and vote for their favorite ship, using old poker chips. At 10:00 pm, SBC and PDL gathered their collective chips. Due mostly to Jason Puccinelli's innovative design that featured a snack shop, PDL was deemed the popular winner, again proving us to be the unrefuted best art trio in Seattle. The whole event was critiqued online by a local group of lego enthusiasts who deemed it a disaster of amateurish lego-craft. You can judge for yourself.