Repair Shop

Saturday, July 7th, 4-8pm
536 Beach 72nd, Far Rockaway, NY 11692



This Saturday at Life Lessons Garage, Chris Beeston opens the door to Repair Shop, where you’re invited to bring him electronics in disrepair—a fan with blades that stopped spinning, a broken blender, a pair of headphones with only one ear working, or anything else you have that could use some work. In the tradition of garage repairs and old appliance repair shops, a dying breed, Beeston will set up shop with one table under a single incandescent light dangling overhead. With only a box of tools and a desire to repair what’s broken, Beeston will attempt to fix your object. Perhaps he will be able to return it to it’s fully working, original state. Or, perhaps he will find a way to make it even better, transcending the object’s intended function. Beeston’s own artwork will also be displayed in the space—transformed pieces that highlight and elevate functional, everyday objects and simultaneously embrace their beginnings and present states. Repairs are first come, first served, so pick up something broken and join us this weekend.

Chris Beeston was raised in rural North Carolina and moved to New York after receiving a BA in Studio Art at Davidson College. His studio is based in Ridgewood, Queens. His work has been exhibited at Patrick Parrish Gallery, Fisher Parrish Gallery, Colette, and The Hole. His work is represented by Patrick Parrish in New York.