Merchants in Residence reconciles the two aspects of Nationale, the gallery and the shop, by inviting artists to share with us music, films, imagery, and objects of all kinds that inspire them, both in their art practice and everyday life. From our MIR instigator, Ty Ennis: “The idea being Merchants in Residence is that I invite artists to showcase and sell items in the shop side of the gallery. It’s a sort of show-and-tell meets self portrait; an introduction to the space and artists for some, and an intimate glimpse at a hero for others. It could also be seen as a “so-and-so recommends.”

Our favorite part: each artist is also asked to create a music mix to further share their mood of the moment. Each purchase from their MIR section receives a complimentary CD with a cool B&W cover.