CA53776V2.gallery is an exhibition space organized by Alex Lukas on the dashboard of a 2007 Ford Ranger. Expanding on a cultural understanding of the dashboard as a place of public display, CA53776V2.gallery exhibits contemporary artistic practices that explore intimacy, touch, and craft on, in, and around the American road space. Initiated during the Covid-19 pandemic while the Ranger sat largely unused, CA53776V2.gallery positions the truck’s passenger cab as a glass vitrine, usually parked on the 300 block of West Anapamu Street in Santa Barbara, California. The display rotates whenever the truck moves, most frequently for street cleaning (Wednesdays on the odd side of the street, Thursdays on the even side) and occasionally for trips to the grocery store.
The second exhibition took place during the fall of 2021 and included works from Kevin Clancy, Nicholas C. Lowe, Adam Milner, Naomi Nakazato and Imin Yeh