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The Gallery is No Place for Artists exhibition runs Aug. 23–27

Digital graphic of The Gallery Is No Place For Artists exhibition, which runs Aug. 23–27 in the Step Gallery on the ASU Tempe campus.

Photo by Matthew Mosher

August 02, 2010

Matthew Mosher is an MFA intermedia candidate in the ASU Herberger Institute School of Art.

The ASU Herberger Institute School of Art presents Matthew Mosher’s conceptual solo exhibition, The Gallery is No Place for Artists, Aug. 23–27.

Hosted in the school’s Step Gallery, Mosher’s installation challenges the role of the traditional commercial gallery. In his first solo exhibition at ASU, Mosher boarded up the glass façade of the Step Gallery, leaving only a small peephole, through which viewers can view the space. Mosher’s exhibition illustrates recent evolutions in art making and art marketing. As artists push deeper into the digital age, using techniques like projection, performance, audio, and the Internet, Mosher feels their work seems to grow harder to sell by traditional galleries. He believes that artists need to continue adapting to a changing world and challenge galleries to develop strategies for selling work that is less and less tangible.

ASU School of Art Step Gallery, Tempe Center, Suite 174
The center is located on the northeast corner of 10th Street and University Drive. For more information, visit, or call 480.965.7044.

Aug. 23–27, Monday – Thursday, noon–5 p.m.; Fri., noon–3 p.m. Closed weekends and major holidays.
Opening reception, Aug. 24, 6–8 p.m.

The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public.

Public Contact
Matthew Mosher
MFA intermedia candidate 
ASU Herberger Institute 
School of Art

The School of Art is a division of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. Its printmaking, photography and art education programs are nationally ranked in the top 10, and its Master of Fine Arts program is ranked eighth among public institutions by U.S.News & World Report. The school includes four student galleries for solo and group shows by graduate and undergraduate art and photography students: Gallery 100, Harry Wood, Northlight and Step. To learn more about the School of Art, visit

Media Contact:
Ryan Peter Miller
Gallery Coordinator
ASU Herberger Institute
School of Art