- Select Reviews"While on the topic of these halfway spaces, this summer, 356 S. Mission Road’s basement hosted Dopp’s—an open bar collaboration initiated by Michael Dopp, Calvin Marcus, and Isaac Resnikoff—after the original one in the back of Marcus’s studio got in the way of production. Perhaps not as mysterious as Piero Golia’s Chalet, it nonetheless had an air of privacy to it, casually invoking anxieties around in/exclusion and the navigation of these seemingly undefined spaces." – Sohrab Mohebbi for Artforum.com, December 2014
Dopp’s was conceived, curated, and constructed by Isaac Resnikoff, Michael Dopp, and Calvin Marcus. Dopp’s is part of a consecutive series of exhibitions and gatherings with the spirit of collaboration and social space.
Dopp’s was formally located in Lincoln Heights in the home of Calvin Marcus, built with the refuse from Isaac’s studio. From there we selected a group of friends whose work emphasized sport, leisure, and could be purposed as functional items in a bar setting.
Not unlike our previous projects The Cactus Painting Show and The Nudes Show at 3704 North Figueroa or The Object Salon at Roberts & Tilton or even No Vex at the Hyperion Tavern, Dopp’s seeks to bring people together. The opening night of Dopp’s we served a Kolsch beer brewed on site by Nicholas Fisher, weed rose made by Tim Colla from Napa, and Raicilla a type of Mezcal made by Camillo Ontivero’s family in Jalisco. The two and half foot lathed redwood beer taps made by Ravi Jackson poured Nick’s beer, while Tim’s weed rose was served in hand thrown translucent porcelain cups made by Shoshi Kanokohata, while sitting at a marble bar on a stool top painted by David Korty listening to a music selection by Sam Davis and Ben Brunnemer illuminated by Kelly Akashi’s candle and Catherine Ahearn’s home made lava lamp.
Dopp’s inevitably had to relocate and is happy to be hosted by 356 S Mission. The spirit and physical presence remains the same though Dopp’s will continue to evolve in its new location. Currently we are enjoying the 2014 World Cup at Dopp’s. Come have a cold one on us!