Friday, July 31, 2015

Michelle Segre's One-sculpture 24/7 Show at 55 Gansevort NYC is Selected for Top 5 Shows This Week in Time Out NY

Thrilling news! Michelle Segre, whose wonderfully quirky sculptures are on view at LABspace (with equally disarming and charming paintings by Erica Svec) just received great press for her seen-through-the-window-24/7 sculpture "Porous Porous" at 55 Gansevort (a block away from the new Whitney.) Her one-sculpture show there was chosen one of the top 5 shows of the week in NYC by Time Out! Way to go Michelle. Be sure not to miss her equally wonderful show at LABspace through August 8th.
From Time Out "It’s hard to pin down Segre’s work, though her mixed-media sculptures do appear to contain bits of DNA from the work of Alexander Calder and David Smith: She combines the former’s surreal whimsy with the latter's penchant for composing objects pictorially, less in the round than as flattened forms suspended in space. Though Segre also creates drawings that often achieve an almost psychedelic busyness, the pieces presented in this 24/7 MePA storefront showcase are sculptural. The fact that they can only be viewed from the street like a window display emphasizes the interplay between two and three dimensions."

From The Flat Files- Philip Taaffe

From the Flat Files: This gorgeous Philip Taaffe work on paper is available out of the LABspace flat file. We have lots of goodies in the files. Please ask to explore. These flat files are old friends. I acquired them from an architect closing shop when I was in grad school at Hunter as payment for helping to move things. The architect was my professor and boss, Dara Birnbaum's father. They need a new paint job, I see. Those are Michelle Segre's "Drift Bread" sculptures on top.

LABspace is extremely pleased to be mentioned as one of only 5 venues in this article "Capital Region is rich in small-scale art venues" Thank you Amy Griffin! Please be sure not to miss the current show with Michelle Segre and Erica Svec if you are nearby.

Michelle Segre "Colony Collapse" 2015


"LABspace, Hillsdale
Originally in Great Barrington, LABspace recently moved over the state line to Hillsdale. But the program of fresh and exciting contemporary art exhibits and events has not changed. Founded and directed by artist and musician Susan Jennings, the gallery has also hosted performance art, readings and experimental music. The current show, open through Aug. 8, pairs sculptures by Michelle Segre and paintings by Erica Svec. Segre is known for her quirky sculptures that incorporate traditional sculpture materials with children's toys, mushrooms, wire and tape. Svec's boldly gestural abstract paintings grew out of her fascination with the mind's ability to create new meanings for things through narrative associations. 2642 NY Route 23, Hillsdale, Columbia County. Hours: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and by appointment. Free.labspaceart.blogspot.com."

Hillfillies to perform at LABspace Saturday August 1 at 4pm




Michelle Segre and Jennifer Sirey are Hillfillies. Blueberry Cobbler will be in the house. So will Segre's sculptures along with Erica Svec's paintings. 

Monday, July 6, 2015

Sculptures by Michelle Segre and Paintings by Erica Svec at LABspace July 11-Aug 8

Michelle Segre and Erica Svec at LABspace, Installation shot

Michelle Segre and Erica Svec at LABspace, Installation shot
Michelle Segre Drift Loaf (Blue, Red, Yellow) 2015

Erica Svec, Untitled (wild mild), 2014



Drawings by Michelle Segre

Michelle Segre, Untitled (Blue Doubled Cone) 2015


Michelle Segre Detail  Tripod Cyclops 2014

Michelle Segre "Colony Collapse" 2015

Erica Svec, Untitled (Double Dunk) 2014



LABspace is very pleased to announce the opening of a sculpture installation by the Louis Comfort Tiffany award-winning sculptor Michelle Segre of Mount Washington, MA and New York, NY. Segre’s sculpture will be joined in the exhibit with paintings by Erica Svec, who lives and works in Brooklyn. The exhibition opens on Friday, July 10th with a reception for the artists on Saturday, July 11th from 12-2pm. The exhibition closes on Saturday August 8th. LABspace is located at 2642 NY Route 23 just west of NY Route 22 in Hillsdale, NY.

Michelle Segre’s entirely singular and quirky sculptures are created from an amalgam of craft materials such as string, chenille stems and yarn along with quotidienne found objects such as her child’s toys or dried mushrooms, all of which she combines with traditional sculpture materials and armatures. The sculptures are giant energy sucking super-nova amoebas (or 3-d representations of a kid’s drawings about such things.)

Erica Svec created fresh and fierce paintings out of her fascination with the mind's ability to re- contextualize words, ideas, objects and images so that new meanings evolve through narrative associations. The bold gestures and marks making in her abstract paintings eventually reveal a surprising representation of out of context combinations of everyday life objects.

LABspace, which recently moved to the Hillsdale General Store building below CrossRoads Food Shop from a former location in Great Barrington, MA, was founded and 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 Thursdays and Fridays from 1-6pm and Saturdays from 11am-6pm and by appointment via labspaceart@gmail.com.


Michelle Segre, Detail of Cyclops Tripod, 2015






Friday, June 12, 2015

Peter Dudek's New Sculpture Solo Show "Some Thoughts (Not Necessarily Random" to Open at LABspace Thursday June 18, 2015 with a Reception for the Artist on Friday June 19, 6-8. Show Runs Through July 6th.

Peter Dudek Installation Shot by Monika Sosnowski
Peter Dudek "Some Thoughts" 2014-2015
Peter Dudek Installation Shot by Monika Sosnowski






New Contemporary Art Gallery in Hillsdale, N.Y., to Host Sculpture Exhibition by Peter Dudek

HILLSDALE, N.Y.--LABspace, a newly opened contemporary art gallery in Hillsdale, N.Y.,  will host a sculpture installation by the award-winning sculptor Peter Dudek, who lives and works in Brooklyn and the Berkshires.

The exhibition opens Thursday June 18  with a reception for the artist on Friday June 19 from 6-8 p.m. The exhibition will close on Monday July 6 with a reception for the artist from 2 to 4 p.m.

LABspace is located at 2642 NY Route 23 just west of NY Route 22 in Hillsdale in the Hillsdale General Store building, below CrossRoads Food Shop.

Dudek’s multi-part sculptural installations defy categorization, occupying the space between sculpture and architecture, function and non-function, found and fabricated. Parts of modernist or office furniture and other found objects, hand-fabricated components and drawings, photos and collage are spread, stacked and layered throughout the gallery, forming a diverse array of color-flecked architectural and sculptural bits and pieces.

Dudek’s influences range from a wide assortment of architects such as Corbusier, Louis Kahn, Mies van der Rohe and Frank Lloyd Wright. For the viewer his installations shift between groupings of furniture, architectural models and sculpture.

The artist has exhibited his work for over two decades and has had solo shows in Brooklyn,  (Smack Mellon), Manhattan (Bravin Post Lee), Reykjavik, Iceland (Galleri Skilti/Sign Gallery), Pittsfield, Mass. (Storefront Artists Project) and North Adams, Mass. (Kolok Gallery), among other venues. He is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in sculpture as well as a Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Fellowship.

LABspace, which recently moved to the Hillsdale General Store building from a location in Great Barrington, Mass., 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 Thursdays and Fridays from 1 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., or by appointment via labspaceart@gmail.com. Please check the website for other days during the summer that the gallery will be open.

For further information or high resolution images please contact labspaceart@gmail.com


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