Double Break store/gallery is opening in San Diego

June 7th, 2011

Our friend Louis Schmidt is opening a new store/gallery in San Diego.



Announcing the Grand Opening of Double Break – Gallery // Shop

June 17, 2011 • 6-10PM

SAN DIEGO, June 7, 2011—Break-Break! A call-to-arms! Take heed; this message is priority!
When uttered over radio frequencies, Break-Break raises the alarm, alerting listeners to an
event in their midst. It is a directive to listen up and pay attention. Inspired by this urgent
communiqué, artists Matt Coors and Louis M. Schmidt are pleased to present Double
Break, a new art gallery/shop in Bankerʼs Hill unlike anything currently available in San Diego.
Double Break is both a gallery with a rotating exhibition and programming schedule featuring
artists from San Diego and beyond, and a shop selling art books, design objects, prints,
clothing, original artwork and more.

Brought to you by two local residents and recent graduates of UCSDʼs MFA program, Double
Break enters into San Diego’s vibrant creative community, extending and adding to what is
already established. We are committed to San Diego, and deeply invested in the idea that
artists and art spaces can make tangible, important contributions to a community. While there
is a lot happening here, there is also a burning need for more: more options; more creative
platforms, outlets and spaces; more community-based and -oriented enterprises; more
exciting contemporary art. Our goal is to respond to the palpable demand for more,
collaborating with our friends and neighbors to present San Diego audiences with unique
exhibitions and programming.

Double Break will open its doors on Friday, June 17, 6-10PM! Held in honor of our opening,
this event will also be a celebration of our first exhibition and a book-release party for the
Gravity and Trajectory publication Stopover in a Quiet Town by Scott Lyne. In keeping with our
dual focus, the first exhibition will feature Gravity and Trajectory, an artist-book publishing
venture. The first three volumes will be on view in the shop, and the exhibition will showcase
new artwork by their creators Sadie Barnette, Micki Davis and Scott Lyne. We will have art on
the walls, objects in the store, refreshments, and entertainment by guest DJs Tristan Shone
and Kelly Eginton!

Stay tuned for our upcoming events, including a reading and film screening with Micki Davis
and Scott Lyne on July 1; our second exhibition featuring Los Angeles-based artist Jay
Howell, with Christopher Kardambikis, opening on July 22; a book signing and release party
for Ed Luceʼs Wuvable Oaf #3, including the debut of a new Goteblüd print, on July 23; and a
third exhibition coinciding with the San Diego Art Fair on September 1!
*Images courtesy of Louis M Schmidt and Scott Lyne
Double Break

1821 Fifth Avenue

San Diego, CA 92101


Hours: Mon-Thurs 11AM-8PM, Fri-Sat 11AM-9PM, Sun 11AM-6PM