To Feed or Not to Feed Starving Artists
JACKSON HOLE, WY – Artist Andy Kincaid will spend the summer sleeping in a tent. Kincaid, who shows his work nationwide, founded two contemporary art galleries in Jackson, and helps curate exhibitions by internationally renowned artists cannot find a place to live.
When Kincaid lost his lease earlier this year, he had to close the doors on his gallery, Holiday Forever, as well. His rented house across from the Center for the Arts was more than a home. The front half of the house functioned as the Holiday Forever gallery space, welcoming young contemporary artists from across the country. The house also had room for Kincaid’s art studio.
“To be able to find all the things that I had is pretty much impossible in Jackson,” Kincaid said.
His landlord, who Kincaid said was very generous and supportive of the arts, needed the house for one of his children. But with rents in Jackson starting at $1,000 for a studio, he will be lucky to find a place he can afford just to house himself. Victor, he said, would remove him from Jackson’s pulse.
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