Shack: a rough cabin; shanty. Laguna Art Museum is going low-brow this summer for its new show, "Art Shack," from June 13 to Oct. 3.
For the show, 31 California artists are creating some kind of structure that calls to mind the laid-back beach life or a starving artist's studio. Think beach cottage, surf shack, hangout place, lean-to, fishing shanty or hermit's hut.
The shacks range from a 2-inch mini-structure to a full-sized walk-in shack that viewers will be able to experience from outside and in, co-curator Grace Kook-Anderson said.
About half of the shacks will be built especially for the show, but many of the artists have incorporated some kind of "shack" motif into their work over the years, she said. One artist is bringing a small construction that has sat on his window ledge for years, giving it an appropriately weathered patina.
One of the major new works to be installed will be from senior assemblage artist George Herms, who will use reclaimed wood and found objects.