Gallery

The Gallery at 3S is an incubator of ideas, facilitator of original content, and advocate for contemporary artists. Each year the gallery presents exhibitions that highlight unprecedented innovation across disciplines, celebrate artistic excellence, encourage lively discourse, and foster an unwavering appreciation for the vital role that art plays in our community.

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LIFE IS DRAG: MORE IS BETTER AND NEVER TOO MUCH
MAY 7* - JUNE 27

Free and open to the public.
Note: Exhibit contains partial nudity and gratuitous use of tassels. Viewer discretion is advised.
*The Gallery is open 3-6pm Friday, May 7.


During her two-week residency at 3S Artspace in 2020, Rachel Rampleman filmed and interviewed 21 New England drag artists. Their stories and performances, told through Rampleman’s unique artistic lens, were due to premier in person last spring. However, the pandemic required adaptation and we shared the first preview of Life is Drag in a virtual format. While living in New York over the past year, Rachel was able to meet with drag and burlesque “royalty” and add to her portfolio during a singular moment in history. Expanded and fully realized, Life is Drag: More is Better and Never Too Much is not to be missed!

Artist Statement:
Brooklyn-based multimedia artist Rachel Rampleman creates bodies of work that explore subjects like gender, artifice, and spectacle. Utilizing processes ranging from directorial to curatorial to anthropological, she showcases exuberantly bold and irrepressible personalities who revel in challenging clichés associated with masculinity and femininity. A sampling of subjects and collaborators include Girls Girls Girls (the world's first and only all-female Mötley Crüe tribute band) and Tazzie Colomb (the world's longest competing female bodybuilder/powerlifter). In early 2019 she embarked upon Life is Drag, an ongoing series on view here in which she documents her collaborations with the most singular and innovative artists of the currently exploding international alt-drag and burlesque scenes. Read more...

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EXHIBITIONS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

GALLERY HOURS:
Thursday - Saturday: 10am - 6pm
Sunday: 12 - 5pm
Virtual Gallery: GALLERYAT3S.ORG

Currently we have a 10 person capacity for in-person visits to the Gallery. Visitors are required to wear a mask during your visit and to maintain 6ft. of physical distance with others outside your party. Read more about our Health & Safety Guidelines for visitors here. Thank you!

Would you prefer a private visit to the Gallery with those in your personal quarantine bubble? We are offering private Gallery visits on Saturdays and Sundays during operating hours. Please reserve in advance at the link below. (10-person capacity applies.)


The Gallery is occasionally closed for private events or for exhibit installations, and occasionally open outside regular hours during public performances, by appointment and by chance.