ICE Gallery is an artist run experimental exhibition space located in the North Park area of San Diego, California.
ICE Gallery was formerly the residence of a dry ice manufacturer, and then for many years later an affordable bare bones studio/gallery space for many local artists. It is in the spirit of the buildings former residents that we carry on the “ICE Gallery” title. However, ICE is not a traditional for profit gallery. It exists for the sole purpose of being a solo exhibition space for the 4 artists involved; Thomas DeMello, Lee Lavy, Michael James Armstrong, and Joseph Huppert.
The ICE space provides a unique experience for us to experiment with and refine our respective artistic aspirations with complete freedom. No rigid exhibition schedules, no pressure to create saleable objects, no set hours, no wine, no cheese, etc. Our only consistent hindrance is finding a way to fund each exhibition out of pocket, but we all chip in monetarily and physically to help each others exhibitions become a reality. Having the full support of everyone involved allows for each of us to create projects that would otherwise, as an individual artist, be nearly unattainable.
There are currently no set hours at ICE. If you would like to schedule an appointment to view the current exhibition, click on the Contact page above.