Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Laura Stein and Joseph Stabilito to Open Solo Shows with a reception on Saturday April 16, 1-3


LABspade, a contemporary art gallery in Hillsdale, N.Y is pleased to present two new solo art exhibitions by Laura Stein and Joseph Stabilito.  The shows open on Saturday, April 16th  with a reception for the artists from 1-3 and run through Saturday, May 7th.

LABspace is located at 2642 NY Route 23 just west of NY Route 22 in Hillsdale, N.Y.



Room 1 Laura Stein “women, guns x internet”

In this new series for her first solo show at LABspace, Laura Stein essentially acts as a cultural photo editor/researcher as much as a producer. Searching the internet, typing in ‘women and guns’ she is taken by the expanse of image availability. She considers guns to be innately male and the images that pop up play into a stereotype. They tend to be provocative and sexualized. She then repurpose and recontextualize the images, downloading them and hijacking their initial meaning. By exploiting and usurping the original intent of the images, Stein create a parallel between her chosen image and that of any given illegal weapon. Once either the image or the gun changes hands the control over possession and intent is gone. Then as a society we are asked to trust this transaction. There is vulnerability in this notion. In this work, Stein is utilizing found image as raw material to illustrate a system of re-appropriation.

Laura Stein has shown her work in solo exhibitions at Bascilico Fine Art, NY, NY and Thomas Soloman’s Garage, Los Angeles, CA. She has been in group exhibitions at The Drawing Center, Sonnabend Gallery, Jay Gorney Modern Art, and The New Museum in New York City PS1 MoMA as well as at the RISD Art Museum in Providence, RI, Kunstraum Wein in Vienna, Margo Levin in Los Angeles and Daniel Bulcholtz in Cologne among other venues. Stein graduated with a BFA from California Institute of the Arts. She lives and works in NY, NY and is a studio resident at Chashama in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.




Room 2 Joseph Stabilito, “New Small Work”

Taking cues from the natural world, Joseph Stabilito approaches the canvas and the process of creating paintings as both a struggle and a source of joy in discovery.. Paint is pooled and scraped; shapes are put down then obfuscated; gestures are drawn instinctively. Each piece is an evolving narrative. Stabilito says of his work and process,

        I like rough as much as soft. I like things that are brilliant and sparkle as much as what is dark and hidden in shadow. I’ve experimented with all manner of materials for my work, such as glass, metal, wood, wax, beads, and glitter. In the final assessment, my aim is to provide an emotional connection to my work, by way of my own vision.

Joseph Stabilito has shown his work in solo and group shows throughout the US and Europe in galleries such as Pat Hearn Gallery, ABC No Rio, The Brooklyn Museum of Art (all in NYC) and Gallerie Kunst Parterre (Dusseldorf) and Arte Fiera (Bologna). Stabilito studied at The School of Visual Arts in NY, NY as well as at the Art Institute of Philadelphia. He is a resident of NY, NY and Copake, NY in Columbia County.

LABspace was founded and is directed by the artist Susan Jennings. The gallery is dedicated to experiments in curation, exhibiting category-busting and/or materially surprising contemporary art, and hosting performance art, screenings, readings and music that push the boundaries of categorization, participation and/or experience.

The gallery is currently open Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., or by appointment via
 labspaceart@gmail.com. During the summer months there are additional hours of operation.



Wednesday, February 3, 2016

New Video Installation by Christine Sciulli and Paintings/Drawings by Alexander Ross at LABspace. Opening Reception Saturday 2/6, 1-3. Shows Continue Through 3/5


LABspace is pleased to announce the opening of two new solo shows by Christine Sciulli and Alexander Ross on view Saturday, February 6th  through Saturday, March 5th.

Video installation artist Christine Sciulli’s new piece for LABspace spins off of her concurrent solo show at Smack Mellon in Brooklyn. Sciulli explores a tangential theme of the 8-channel projection “ROIL” at Smack Mellon in greater detail with her site-specific LABspace project “Push Pull Passage” where degree and directionality of translucency are investigated through a two channel video projection.

Sciulli will install a hollow fabric structure, which will bifurcate the gallery and become the canvas for a push-pull dialogue between projectors continuously exchanging the role of front projection, inverting transparencies to opacities and emergent translucency.

Alexander Ross continues to explore the intersection of microbiology, technology, artificial life, and landscape grotesques. Drawings and paintings comprise his show titled “Schnek!­­”

The exhibition opens Saturday, February 6th with a reception for the artists from 1-3pm. The show runs through Saturday, March 5th.

LABspace was founded and is directed by the artist Susan Jennings. The gallery is dedicated to experiments in curation, exhibiting category-busting and/or materially surprising contemporary art, and hosting performance art, screenings, readings and music that push the boundaries of categorization, participation and/or experience.

The gallery is open during the winter on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and by appointment via
 labspaceart@gmail.com. Please check the website for other days during the winter that the gallery will be open for events.

For further information please contact
 labspaceart@gmail.com

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Representative Premiered "Borders", a 5-hour Durational Butoh Dance, at LABspace on Saturday, January 30th from 5-10:30



LABspace is pleased to have hosted Representative I as they premiered "Borders," a 5-hour durational Butoh dance on Saturday, January 30th beginning at 5pm. Nurya Chana and Jennie Portney were joined by guest dancer Leah Marie Beltran. Musical accompaniment was provided by Scott Kellerhouse and Omkar Lewis. Sculptural Sets were designed and made by Nurya Chana.

The audience was invited to come and go throughout the performance. 

All photos by George Cho




















Poetry Reading at LABspace

We had a fantastic turn out for poetry at the gallery this past Sunday. Thank you Rebecca Wolff, Tamas Panitz, Andrea Lawlor and Nic Flood. 



Andrea Lawlor


Nic Flood


Rebecca Wolff




Tamas Panitz

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Happy New Year. "Private Collection" by DGKrueger and "Glacier Girls" by Gail LeBoff has been extended through Saturday, January 30th.










   DGKrueger, Tongues, 2014, Archival Digital Pigment Print, Edition of Six with Two APs

   
    Gail LeBoff, Untitled #5163, "24 x35". 2015, Archival Digital Pigment Print, Edition of Five


DG Krueger "Normandy" Archival Digital Print 15 ½ x 21 ½” Framed, ed of 6 2013-2014

DGKrueger "poolboys" Archival Digital Print 15 ½ x 21 ½” Framed, ed of 6 2013-2014

DGKrueger "J’ai deux amours" 15 ½ x 21 ½” Framed, ed of 62011-2014

DGKrueger "waking Jean" 15 ½ x 21 ½” Framed, ed of 6 2011-2014


DGKrueger "froth" Archival Digital Print, 15 ½ x 21 ½” Framed, ed of 6 2011-2014 


 DGKrueger "zucchini hat (Susan & Alex’s)", 15 ½ x 21 ½” Framed, ed of 6 2011-2014


DGKrueger "Isle d"Entre" Archival Digital Print , 15 ½ x 21 ½” Framed, ed of 6
 2015

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Sink Moss's "Plantlife" Drawings at LABspace at Crossroads

Installation shots of Slink Moss' drawings at LABspace's auxiliary space at Crossroads Food Shop in Hillsdale. (We highly recommend the fare at Crossroads, by the way.)






Gail LeBoff "Glacier Girls" at LABspace through January 30th


LABspace is currently exhibiting a solo show of new photographs by Gail LeBoff titled "Glacier Girls" through January 30th. LeBoff travels annually to Iceland where she photographs the exquisite silence of the white glacier landscapes. She also photographs pre-adolescent figure skaters (anonymously) at skating rinks and places them within these glacier environments. The resulting image of young skaters in the exquisite, endangered, vulnerable and silent glaciers speaks volumes to the precarious situation we are handing the next generation of humanity.

The gallery is open during the winter months on Saturdays from noon-6pm and by appointment via labspaceart@gmail.com.