Friday, February 13, 2015

Eid Ma Clack Shaw, organized by Abby Messitte open through March 7, Thurs-Sat, 1:30-6 and by appointment via labspaceart@gmail.com



“I fell back asleep some time later on
And I dreamed the perfect song
It held all the answers, like hands laid on
I woke halfway and scribbled it down
And in the morning, what I wrote, I read
It was hard to read at first but here's what it said:
"Eid ma clack shaw zupoven del ba
Mertepy ven seinur cofally ragdah"

-   Bill Callahan, from Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle

Ellen Berkenblit, Damien Crisp, Steve DiBenedetto, Rob Fischer, Sara Greenberger
Rafferty, Graham Hamilton, Simone Shubuck, Ruby Sky Stiler, Despina Stokou,
Whiting Tennis, Wayne White

Opening of Eid Ma Clack Shaw at LABspace, February 7, 2014

Steve DiBenedetto, "Laugh Now, Dammit," 2015







Ruby Sky Stiler, "Untitled," 2015, Simone Shubuck, "Succubus, etc," 2014, Ellen Berkenblit, Untitled, 2012, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, "H Prop" 2012, Whiting Tennis, "Study for Wooden Head," 2011

Rob Fisher, "Bedroom," 2015, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, "T Prop," 2012

Ellen Berkenblit, "Pink and Green Machine," 2014, Damien Crisp "Untitled," 2011


Wayne White, "Overconfident Men on Horseback," 2014, Simone Shubuck, "Caring, Sharing," 2015, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, "E Prop," 2012, Despina Stokou, "Orange Depress," 2012


Graham Hamilton, "CNC med blue txt," 2014, Steve DiBenedetto, "Laugh Now, Dammit," 2015

Whiting Tennis, "Study for Wooden Head," 2011

Ellen Berkenblit, "Untitled" 2010

Simone Shubuck, "Succubus, etc," 2014

Ellen Berkenblit, "Pink and Green Machine," 2014

Despina Stokou, "RSVP," 2012

Whiting Tennis, "Wiseguy," 2011


Despina Stokou, "Orange Depress," 2012

Simone Shubuck, "Sharing, Caring," 2015

Damien Crisp, "Untitled (January 13)," 2011



Wednesday, January 28, 2015

"Eid Ma Clack Shaw" organized by Abby Messitte at LABspace Feb 7- March 7


Eid Ma Clack Shaw
Organized by Abby Messitte
February 7 - March 7, 2015
Opening reception, Sat. Feb. 7th, 5-7pm
Gallery hours:  Thursday – Saturday, 1:30-6 and by appointment

Ellen Berkenblit, Damien Crisp, Steve DiBenedetto, Rob Fischer, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Graham Hamilton, Simone Shubuck, Ruby Sky Stiler, Despina Stokou, Whiting Tennis, Wayne White

“I fell back asleep some time later on
And I dreamed the perfect song
It held all the answers, like hands laid on
I woke halfway and scribbled it down
And in the morning, what I wrote, I read
It was hard to read at first but here's what it said:
"Eid ma clack shaw zupoven del ba
Mertepy ven seinur cofally ragdah"
-   Bill Callahan, from Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle

Songwriter Bill Callahan tells of how a bad case of writer’s block is broken by a dream in which the perfect song reveals itself: a song whose flawlessness is not compromised by the nonsensical content of the lyrics.

The artworks in this exhibition employ text as a formal element.  At times fragmentary or illegible, language acts as a medium, just like color or composition.  Liberated from linguistics, the letters convey a more immediate authority.  As such, the elegance and structure of the mark-making take precedence over meaning.


Ellen Berkenblit renders words with a grace and confidence consistent with all of her painterly gestures. Damien Crisp melds activist notes and thoughts with emotive paint. Steve DiBenedetto renders provocative phrases as hyperactive landscapes.  Rob Fischer uses re-purposed glass painted with fragments of text, reminiscent of abandoned signage.  Sara Greenberger Rafferty’s printed plexiglass depict performers contorted in the shape of letters.  Graham Hamilton’s artist’s statement is cut into painted MDF with a CNC table router.  Simone Shubuck uses vintage book pages as the ground for ruminative drawings. Ruby Sky Stiler’s wall relief cobbles together an incongruous pastiche of imagery and text, which references classical antiquity.  Despina Stokou paints text as she would a landscape in her layered and at times subversive mixed media works.  For Whiting Tennis, words and letters become the building blocks for imagined architectural structures in his works on paper.  Wayne White’s bold phrases become monuments within the backdrops of found thrift-store paintings.









Thursday, January 15, 2015

Happiness, curated by Slink Moss to open January 17 at LABspace with an artists' recption Saturday, January 31 from 6-8pm

A group art show curated by Slink Moss. There will be an closing reception for the artistson Saturday, January 31st from 6-8pm. With art by Kylie Heidenheimer, Julie Jones, Inju Kaboom, Kevin Kelly, Moss Glass Properties, Laurie Olinder, David Shaw, Matthew Tiernan, Michael Tong, Max Razdow. Hours by appointment labspaceart@gmail.com




Sunday, August 17, 2014

Performances

An evening of performances
"Chimeric Architecture" by LoVid
and
"I Screen, U Scream" by Inju Kaboom
on August 21st at 7pm
Free


Plus
NEVAI_PERKUSSATHON
a 5 hour percussion marathon by
Nandor Nevai
Sunday, August 24th
1-6pm
Live Streamed on Ustream
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nevai-perkussathon-a-5-hour-percussion-marathon-sunday-august-24th-1-6pm




The Egg

Erik Hanson, Vivienne Westwood, 2013

LoVid, Tinge Set, 2006

LoVid, Tinge Set, 2006

LoVid, Jackie Saccoccio, Thomas Parker

Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 1985
LoVid, Instant Tenudo (layered), 2010
LoVid, Instant Tenudo (roll), 2010

Laurie Thomas (from top) Thomas, 2010, Buddy, 2010, Gypsy, 2009, Jimmy, 2014, Ricky, 2010

Mie Yim, Argus, 2013
Cynthia Zinser, David's Ear and David's Nose, both 2010

David Armstrong, Boy in Tub,  Brooklyn, 2003
David G. Krueger, Fresh Erection 2001 and Target #2, 2001

Katy Schneider, Mie Yim, Cindy Sherman, David G. Krueger

John K. Lawson, Beneath the Surface 2, 2012
Jackie Saccoccio, Untitled Portrait, 2014
David G. Krueger, Scapegoats and Silent Partners Series, 2014

David G. Krueger, Chocolate Sex Polaroids- Enameled iron castings, 2001

John K. Lawson, Beneath the Surface 1& 2, 2012
Jackie Saccoccio, Untitled Portrait, 2014
David G. Krueger, Scapegoats and Silent Partners Series, 2014

Lisa Beck, Narcissus, 2012

John K. Lawson, Beneath the Surface 1&2, 2012

Justine Kurland, What Casper Might Look Like if He Grew Up to Be a Junkie in Tacoma, 2013
Ayn Choi, Portrait on Canvas, 2014
Cindy Sherman, untitled (Queen of Hearts) 1988/1994

Works by Cindy Sherman, Katy Schneider, Paul McMahon, Ayn Choi

View of The Egg
Jason Fox, Heartbreaker, 2014
David Armstrong, George in the Bay, P-town, 1976

Jackie Saccoccio, Untitled Portrait, 2014

David Krueger, Scapegoats and Silent Partners Series, 2014

Jackie Saccoccio, Untitled Portrait, 2014

John K. Lawson, Flood Line, 2006

Justine Kurland, What Casper Might Look Like if He Grew Up to be a Junkie in Tacoma, 2013

Ayn Choi, Portrait on Canvas, 2014

Cindy Sherman, untitled (Queen of Hearts), 1988/1994

Laurie Thomas, Gypsy, 2009

Laurie Thomas, Buddy, 2010

Katy Schneider, 10th Month, 2000

Paul McMahon, Pet Portraits by Paul, 2014

Ayn Choi, Selfie with Franco doing Sherman, 2014