Announcing the Grand Opening of Double Break – Gallery // Shop June 17, 2011 6-10PM

SAN DIEGO, June 7, 2011–Break-Break! A call-to-arms! Take heed; this message is priority! When uttered over radio frequencies, Break-Break raises the alarm, alerting listeners to an event in their midst. It is a directive to listen up and pay attention. Inspired by this urgent communiqué, artists Matt Coors and Louis M. Schmidt are pleased to present Double Break, a new art gallery/shop in Banker’s Hill unlike anything currently available in San Diego. Double Break is both a gallery with a rotating exhibition and programming schedule featuring artists from San Diego and beyond, and a shop selling art books, design objects, prints, clothing, original artwork and more.

Brought to you by two local residents and recent graduates of UCSD’s MFA program, Double Break enters into San Diego’s vibrant creative community, extending and adding to what is already established. We are committed to San Diego, and deeply invested in the idea that artists and art spaces can make tangible, important contributions to a community. While there is a lot happening here, there is also a burning desire for more: more options; more creative platforms, outlets and spaces; more community-based and -oriented enterprises; more exciting contemporary art. Our goal is to respond to this palpable demand for more, collaborating with our friends and neighbors to provide San Diego audiences with unique exhibitions and programming.

Double Break will open its doors on Friday, June 17, 6-10PM! Held in honor of our opening, this event will also be a celebration of our first exhibition, and a book-release party for the Gravity and Trajectory publication “Stopover in a Quiet Town” by Scott Lyne. In keeping with our dual focus, the first exhibition will feature Gravity and Trajectory, an artist-book publishing venture. The first three volumes will be on view in the shop, and the exhibition will showcase new artwork by their creators Sadie Barnette, Micki Davis and Scott Lyne. We will have art on the walls, objects in the store, refreshments, and entertainment by guest DJs Tristan Shone and Kelly Eginton!

Stay tuned for our upcoming events, including a reading and film screening with Micki Davis and Scott Lyne on July 1; our second exhibition featuring Los Angeles-based artist Jay Howell, with Christopher Kardambikis, opening on July 22; a book signing and release party for Ed Luce’s “Wuvable Oaf” #3, including the debut of a new Goteblüd print, on July 23; and our third exhibition coinciding with the San Diego Art Fair on September 1!

*Images courtesy of Louis M. Schmidt and Scott Lyne

Double Break
1821 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

Hours: Mon-Thurs 11AM-8PM, Fri-Sat 11AM-9PM, Sun 11AM-6PM