Press

“Gregory Sale’s new work continues his habits of intervention and participatory art… meddles with marketing, not by comment.. but by active participation in the world of advertising.  The work at Sette is part of an ongoing public art project in which the buttons are given away, like advertising tokens, at events and festivals. Unlike similar badges that sell politicians or soft drinks, this collection of tiny artworks, of course, brands only itself.  We only care about art, however, when it helps us remember what we truly cherish.”

Scott Andrews, "Local Produce at Lisa Sette Gallery," Java Magazine, Phoenix, AZ, July, 2008.

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"Love Buttons empowers viewers and makes them comfortable enough to jump in and be part of the art.  Sale capture(s) the subject’s complexity, and most importantly, gives up control of his creation by allowing his audience to take the idea and run with it… The experience is an all-out exposure.  It’s an openness that is unifying, isolating, vulgar, and beautiful all at once… And it’s a spot-on portrait of love."

Lilia Menconi, "Love Buttons at Lisa Sette Gallery opens a public discussion on love with wearable art," Phoenix New Times, Phoenix, AZ, July 24, 2008

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"It’s about creating a catalyst for something… Almost like spreading a virus… Most of the time, when we talk to anybody these days, we’re talking about the election, we’re talking about the economy or we’re talking about the price of gas," Sale says. "I want to insert love into that conversation."

Otto Ross, "Gregory Sale knows Love Bites… and he wants to talk to us about it." Tucson Citizen, November 30, 2008

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"It's interactive and it asks viewers to take a big personal risk. Displaying a button with words like "imagine your scent" can be exposing, if not racy… I know, I know...it sounds terrifying, uncomfortable and potentially embarrassing. But if you have your doubts about the success of Sale's concept, read this review. I was certainly skeptical at first, but Sale won me over with his expert execution."

Lilia Menconi, "Love Bites at MOCA in Tucson," Phoenix New Times, Phoenix, AZ, December 1, 2008

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Jackie Battenfield, The Artist’s Guide: How to Make a Living Doing What You Love, Da Capo Press, 2009

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Gregory Sale, “The Sustainable and the Temporary,” Public Art and Sustainability: Here to Stay, Public Art Review, 20th Anniversary Issue, Spring/Summer 2009