When Adam Brouillette and the other artists of Tacocat Cooperative moved to their Grandview location in March 2013 after the closing of Junctionview Studios, they knew the Burrell Ave. converted warehouse space would not be their group's permanent home. After all, the building is owned by Nationwide Realty Investors, and as that company's latest project, Grandview Yard, expands directly around Tacocat (and will eventually take over that space too), Brouillette said it is only a matter of time before he will need to find a new studio space to showcase their art.

When Adam Brouillette and the other artists of Tacocat Cooperative moved to their Grandview location in March 2013 after the closing of Junctionview Studios, they knew the Burrell Ave. converted warehouse space would not be their group's permanent home. After all, the building is owned by Nationwide Realty Investors, and as that company's latest project, Grandview Yard, expands directly around Tacocat (and will eventually take over that space too), Brouillette said it is only a matter of time before he will need to find a new studio space to showcase their art.

"We're not sure how long we're going to be here - we're planning on moving at some point," he said in a recent interview at the studio. Just when, though, is up in the air. This uncertainty, tinged with a mixture of sadness and excitement for the future, makes Tacocat's upcoming anniversary exhibition, "Exposed 3," that much more significant for 11 artists who have their studios in the building.

"This may be the last time we have an anniversary show in this space," Brouillette said. "Over the course of the year, we try to show work from as many artists as we can who do not necessarily have studios here," he explained. "And then once a year we dedicate the gallery to just showing our [new] work."

As Tacocat member and installation artist/painter Brian Reaume put it, "We've done some solid shows here … and all of the artists in this space have grown. Just the amount of growth in this space has been phenomenal. That's been a focus for us… ['Exposed 3'] does kind of feel like a graduation in a way."

Tacocat functions much like an extended family, and before putting together a show, the group sits down together for dinner to iron out all the details - who is working on what, how much space will they need, etc.

For "Exposed 3," Reaume has created a new series, "The Human Condition: A Visual Anthology," featuring two large-scale works, painted ambidextrously, that mirror one another. The idea, he said, is "two mirrors coming together - they are opposing sides but each is right in its own mind."

Fellow Tacocat member and painter Christopher Burk said he also created something a bit different for the show. "I'm an urban landscape painter. My normal work is very utility-oriented [telephone poles and wires, etc.], and this piece is [a painting of] a freeway underpass."

The other artists featured in "Exposed 3" include Brouillette, who is known for his colorful narrative paintings featuring the bubbly characters he has created over the years; multimedia sculptor Lisa McLymont; material artist Catherine Bell Smith; painter Larry Doyle; soap-maker and craftswoman Megan Green (Stinkybomb Soap); installation and material artist Clair Smith; painter, designer and illustrator Jen Wrubleski; photographer, knitter and quilter Meghan Brouillette; and mold-maker/designer Rob Green.