In the summer of 2002, I started what was to become a three-year project that would offer post-school kids a professional space where they could show their work. The idea was to give artists a leg up before they felt obligated to make product in order to participate in the art world. It was designed to be a space where form would follow concept and work would be shown because it was good and not necessarily because it would sell. In the span of three seasons that included 17 solo shows & 6 group shows, Lucky Tackle built a solid reputation as a project space for showing super smart art.

A continual thank you is in order for all the artists that have shown and made Lucky Tackle what it is, to the critics that wrote and drew attention to the work, to the collectors that supported the artists and the gallery, and to the art fans that made the effort to come out and see the shows.

Adam Rompel