Scope and Contents
The Space Gallery records measure 10.5 linear feet and date from 1967 to 1995. The records document the history of the gallery through correspondence; artist statements, consignments, purchase orders, and other artist files; loan forms, donor records, and other registrar records; correspondence, loan forms, and printed material related to exhibitions hosted by the gallery; correspondence, purchases, artwork requests, and other related material from galleries and other institutions; and articles, reviews, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and other printed material.
Correspondence is with patrons and other institutions regarding exhibitions and acquiring artwork.
Artist files consist of files related to artists represented by the gallery, including Seiji Kunishima, Norman Lundin, Ann Page, Tom Stanton, and Masami Teraoka.
Registrar records consists of loan forms for objects loaned by the gallery between 1975 and 1993. Also included is a list of donors who donated items to the gallery.
Exhibition files consist of correspondence, loan forms, and printed material related to exhibitions held at the gallery, including "Three Views at Space," "Some Humorous Video," and "Natural Elements" exhibitions. Also included is a video recording about "The Death Show" exhibition.
Insitution files include purchase orders and correspondence with individuals, other galleries, and institutions related to works held by the gallery.
Printed material consists of articles and reviews, newsletters, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and a series of files on mock-ups for catalogs, announcements, and press releases.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1995 by gallery owner Edward Den Lau.
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.
The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Ricky Gomez in 2022.