If you didn't snap a picture at Psychedelic Robot, a temporary art installation in Dallas that closed Nov. 15, you'll have another chance. The pop-up returns to Crescent Court for a brief encore in December.
The project, billed as one of the oh-so-hot-right-now immersion art experiences, closed after a nearly two-month run -- several weeks longer than originally planned. Creators Karen and Michael Bivins extended the gallery's run in response to its popularity, which was no doubt fueled by Instgrammable pieces that attendees are encouraged to touch, write on and pose with for photos.
"There's just so many people who have written to us... and said this would be the only opportunity for them to see it," Karen says. "We just decided that it's the right thing to do."
Psychedelic Robot will reopen to the public Dec. 14-16 and Dec. 21-23. Blink and you might miss it.
That's the draw of these kinds of exhibits, which leverage social media FOMO to entice folks to come through. And it works: between 8,000 and 10,000 people have visited Psychedelic Robot since it opened in September, Karen says.
The 12,000-square-foot pop-up features some traditional-looking gallery spaces, but most rooms are painted floor-to-ceiling and decorated to create an otherworldly experience -- and, yes, the perfect photo opp. Psychedelic Robot worked with more than a dozen painters, sculptors and street artists, who created and contributed original works for the space. Many of them have sold to collectors, Karen says, though they won't be removed from the spaces until after Psychedelic Robot closes.
And it will close after this December run, "for sure," she says.
A ticket to Psychedelic Robot costs $35, and a bar upstairs sells beer and wine for attendees over 21 years of age.