V A S T Space Projects is a contemporary art gallery and roaming project space in the Las Vegas Valley. Programming focuses on large-scale exhibitions and installations
Originally intended as a temporary space while the economy rebounded, and located in one of the many vacant storefronts in the Las Vegas Valley, Pop Up Art House established itself as the Valley's leading contemporary art gallery since May 2011. As of October 2012, the gallery reintroduced itself as a more permanent force, VAST space projects with David Pagel’s curated, The Tenth Circle.
V A S T exhibits work engaging with or informed by the unique resources of place. Site-specific works, where context and the interaction between the installation and installation space, are a continued interest investigated in gallery projects. As a compendium of these times, each exhibition is accompanied by a catalog produced by the gallery's publishing arm, SmackSheets. V A S T values Printed Matter as medium for memorandum of place and time. The gallery inaugurated it’s 5,000 square foot warehouse in August of 2013 with the Alexis Smith piece for the Some Fine Women exhibition..
V A S T SATELLITE SPACE
The gallery's interest in moving outside the white-cube gallery walls to more site-specific projects, expanded further in the Fall of 2013 with satellite projects in redeveloping Downtown Las Vegas. These V A S T satellites transformed a mid-century transient motel for the first Life is Beautiful, 2013 and a pop-up in a former medical building exam and waiting rooms at Emergency Arts. V A S T is looking toward the horizon with projects in alternative places and continuing documentation of installations through photography, printed matter, catalogs and videos.
V A S T was recently named “best gallery in Las Vegas” by the Las Vegas Weekly.