Friday, July 22, 2016

Jon Piasecki Outdoor Sculptures and Indoor Paintings

Sculptures by Jon Piasecki 


Jon Piasecki "Boat, 2013" black locist, fossil beach blue stoen and paint, 51 x 76 x 7"


Jon Piasecki "Granite Post with Drops, 2016" granit, shist and hardware, 67 x 4 x 6 1/2"

Jon Piasecki, "Nanu, 2014" black locust, concrete, steel, steel cable and hardware, 65 x 21 x 10"

Wood Paintings by Jon Piascki

"Herring" by Jon Piasecki

Installation Shot of Stone Paintings by Jon Piasecki

Jon Piasecki Columns, Jennifer Johnson platter, Tom Nicol 

Wood and Stone Paintings by Jon Piasecki
 
 Stone Paintings by Jon Piasecki


Jon Piasecki's solo show at LABspace in Hillsdale, NY (June 9 - July 2, 2016) included two bodies of work. Dramatic, eerie and animistic exterior sculptures made of black locust, granite, marble, lime and wire, some monumental next to others rather discreet; some hanging from trees reminiscent of the mysterious and frightening talismans that appeared in “The Blair Witch Project,” were shown in the courtyard of the gallery. Simultaneously, geometric abstract paintings made of carved stone, cut wood and enamel paint occupied the interior gallery. Though Piasecki has shown his work extensively at such venues as Essel Museum in Austria, Chesterwood, The Dutchess Country Residence, The Fendi Flagship Store and at the American Academy in Rome Italy and has had his sculptures commissioned by collectors of large outdoor pieces, this is very unique body of work was his first solo exhibition in an art gallery.

Piasecki is a 2004 Prince Charitable Trust Rome Prize Fellow of the American Academy in Rome.  In 2011 Piasecki won the top international award for Landscape Architecture, beating major international firms for his large outdoor sculpture commission “Stone River” at The Dutchess County Residence in eastern Dutchess County, NY (Orion Magazine published this video on Stone River https://orionmagazine.org/article/stone-river/) His work has been published and internationally in dozens of publications both in print and online.  He received his MLA from Harvard Graduate School of Design and his BS at Cornell. University. Piasecki lives on WiseAcre Farm in West Stockbrige MA with his wife Kristen where he raises pigs, sheep and chickens in addition to creating his stone  and wood sculptures and paintings on the grounds.



Thursday, July 21, 2016

CHOW at LABspace July 6-August 7, 2016




Tracy Miller "Milk Glass," 2016 and Elaine Tin Nyo "This Little Piggy Lasse Week One," 2016




Jennifer Coates "Pancakes," 2015 and "Nachos," 2015, Carl D'Alvia "Ziggy," 2013, "The Island," 2013 and "Untitled," 2016 and Tracy Miller, "Milk Glass," 2016


Tracy Miller "Honey, 2016", Steve DiBenedetto "Untitled" and Mike Geno "Seastack, 2016"



Carl D'Alvia "Ziggy," 2013, "The Island," 2013 and "Untitled," 2016 

Tracy Miller, "Milk Glass," 2016

Jennifer Coates "Strawberry Eclair Popsicle," 2015, "Pancakes," 2015 and "Nachos," 2015,

Mie Yim "Martha Stewart Paint Chip Food Pastel Series," 2015, Carl D'Alvia "Ziggy," 2013, "The Island," 2013 

DG Krueger "Homemade Chocolate Covered Sex Polaroids." 1997 and Compost #1 (Repurposed Pixels) 2016


DG Krueger "Homemade Chocolate Covered Sex Polaroids." 1997

Carl D'Alvia "Ziggy," 2013, "The Island," 2013 and Elaine Tin Nyo "This Little Piggy, Lasse Week One" 2016

Tracy Miller "Milk Glass," 2016, Carl D'Alvia "Ziggy," 2013, "The Island," 2013 and Elaine Tin Nyo "This Little Piggy, Lasse Week One" 2016

Tracy Miller "Honey," 2016

Steve DiBenedetto "Untitled"

DG Krueger "Fish in Three Parts," 1997

Michelle Segre from "Driftloaf" series, 2015 and 2016 and Tracy Miller "Milk Glass," 2016

Carl D'Alvia, all Untitled 2016

Laurie Simmons, "Walking Petit Four" 

Laurie Simmons "Walking Petit Four" and Elaine Tin Nyo "Je Fais un Voeu," 2016

Mike Geno "Seastack," "Eidolon," and "Simply Artisan Reserve Blue Cheese," all 2016

Jennifer Coates "Strawberry Eclair Popsicle," "Pancakes," 2015 and "Nachos," 2015, Carl D'Alvia "Ziggy," 2013, "The Island," 2013 and "Untitled," 2016 

Laurie Simmons, "Walking Petit Four" 

Mie Yim "Martha Stewart Paint Chip Food Pastel Series," 2015




CHOW

It is no surprise that artists are food lovers and, often, creative entertainers and chefs. Picasso and Monet were celebrated for their dinner parties full of color and flowing wines. Food and art go together like bread and chocolate, and artists who have mastered cooking are a very special breed of bon vivant. 

Jennifer Coates conflates paint with cooking sauces, Carl D’Alvia makes sculpture using a pasta making machine, Steve DiBenedetto's color pencil drawing of a crouton bag references ingredients used in the kitchen, Mike Geno exquisitely paints cheeses with oil paints so gorgeously that one nearly hallucinates cheese smells in place of the linseed oil of his paint. DGKrueger dips polaroids made during intimate times with his partner in chocolate, Tracy Miller paints luscious and celebratory scenes of cake-laden tabletops, Elaine Tin Nyo documents the raising, creating and sharing of food, Michelle Segre uses bread as a sculptural medium, and Mie Yim uses pastels to draw food on Martha Stewart paint chips. 

LABspace is located at 2463 NY Rt 23 in Hillsdale, NY just west of NY Rt 22. Hours are Thursday and Friday 1-5, Saturday 11-5 and by appointment via labspaceart@gmail.com.



Wednesday, June 29, 2016

"CHOW," Art Made of and About Food at LABspace and HGS Home Chef July 7-August 6th




HGS Home Chef, a kitchenware store and cooking school and the contemporary art gallery LABspace, both in Hillsdale, NY team up to present “CHOW” a group art exhibit and food demo series by several of the artists in the exhibition. “CHOW” opens at LABspace on Thursday, July 7th with a reception for the artists on Saturday July 9th from 1-3pm. The exhibition runs through August 6th. All are welcome.

It is no surprise that artists are food lovers and, often, creative entertainers and chefs. Picasso and Monet were celebrated for their dinner parties full of color and flowing wines.  Food and art go together like bread and chocolate, and artists who have mastered cooking are a very special breed of bon vivant. 

Carl D’Alvia makes sculpture using a pasta making machine, Jennifer Coates conflates paint with cooking sauces, Elaine Tin Nyo documents the raising, creating and sharing of food, Michelle Segre uses bread as a sculptural medium, DGKrueger dips polaroids made during intimate times with his partner in chocolate, Mie Yim uses pastels to draw food on Martha Stewart paint chips and Mike Geno exquisitely paints cheeses with oil paints so gorgeously that one nearly hallucinates cheese smells in place of the linseed oil of his paint. Tracy Miller paints luscious and celebratory scenes of cake-laden tabletops.

LABspace is located at 2462 NY Route 23 in Hillsdale, NY just west of NY Route 22 underneath CrossRoads Food Shop. The gallery is open Thursdays and Fridays from 1-5 and Saturdays from 11-5. Hillsdale is a 25 minute drive from the Wassaic stop on Metro North and a 20 min drive from the Hudson stop on Amtrak and a 15 minute drive from the Peter Pan bus stop in Great Barrington, MA. Rides from any of these locations can be arranged with advance notice. http://labspaceart.blogspot.com/

Three of the artists whose work will be featured in CHOW will be conducting food demos/talks at HGS Home Chef across the street from the gallery at 2635 Route 23.  Tickets for the food demonstrations may be purchased online at www.HGSHomeChef.com




MIE YIM MAKES BIBIMBAP
Sunday, July 10, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
$50
Mie Yim is a 2015 recipient of New York Foundation for the Arts Painting Fellowship. Mie is well known for her miniature food pastels, which she makes on Martha Stewart paint chips. She is also much appreciated in the art world for her fantastic Bibimbap, a specialty of her native Korea, which she will demo. http://mieyim.com/food-drawings.html
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ELAINE TIN NYO’S ‘SOUR CHERRY PIE’
Sunday, July 17, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
$50
Elaine Tin Nyo is a conceptual artist with a kitchen and a studio in New York City and the French Basque country. Using performance, video, photography, cooking and writing, she reframes the everyday rituals of food and its preparation so we may reflect on the inherent beauty and value of the seemingly unimportant moments of our lives. In addition to her visual arts background, she has learned at the side of home cooks and restaurant chefs on three continents.
She received support from Creative Capital Foundation for her project, This Little Piggy, which follows a single pig from birth to ham in five ham-centric regions of the world (USA, France, Italy, Spain and China). The Museum of Modern Art presented her evening-long dining event “Edible Magritte” in conjunction with their exhibition of Rene Magritte’s paintings. “Sour Cherry Pie” is two-to-three-week-long performance that celebrates friendship and simple pleasures of summer fruit and pastry. It has occurred annually for more than a decade. Elaine will demo her famous Sour Cherry Pie, after which each attendee will get a slice!
http://elainetinnyo.com/



JENNIFER COATES ‘BUBBLES’ AND TART TASTING
Friday, July 29, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Free

Jennifer Coates’s paintings are all food all the time. For 15 years she has been exploring the relationship between the viscosity of paint and food. Jennifer is also a superb and award winning pastry baker. For this event she will give her talk on Bubbles (description below) and bring and serve her famous orange tart with a salted pecan crust, orange marmalade, elderflower caramel, mascarpone cream with ground star anise, grated chocolate. To-die-for. Actual bubbly will be served with the tart following her talk.

Bubbles: Life, Death and Cleanliness:
In this lecture, Jennifer Coates follows the circuitous path of the bubble through history and across scale. Her point of departure is World War II and the dropping of the atomic bomb, what philosopher Timothy Morton has referred to as the beginning of the Age of Acceleration. Coincident with this time of mass annihilation was an explosion of development in synthetic chemistry, which gave birth to weapons, pharmaceuticals and new materials of all kinds. Not the least of which was the synthetic surfactant, a molecule that increased the surface area of bubbles in hygiene and cleaning products, causing their massive proliferation in industry, culture and bathrooms around the world. Bubbles have been used as an object of inspiration for philosophers, artists, writers, architects and chefs, throughout history. Bubbles in all their forms are explored through images—a visual essay that shows morphological rhymes to make a larger point about our connection of bubbles.

The event is free but please rsvp to labspaceart@gmail.com or via https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-food-series-3-of-3-jennifer-coates-bubble-talk-and-tart-tasting-tickets-25324386923

ALSO: The talk and tasting will be followed by a short musical performance by the duo Phrogz (Jennifer Coates and David Humphrey.) And the short performance will be followed by a jam session. Musicians, bring your instruments if you wish to join in.

CHOW

HGS Home Chef, a kitchenware store and cooking school and the contemporary art gallery LABspace, both in Hillsdale, NY team up to present “CHOW” a group art exhibit and food demo series by several of the artists in the exhibition. “CHOW” opens at LABspace on Thursday, July 7th with a reception for the artists on Saturday July 9th from 1-3pm. The exhibition runs through August 6th. All are welcome.

It is no surprise that artists are food lovers and, often, creative entertainers and chefs. Picasso and Monet were celebrated for their dinner parties full of color and flowing wines. Food and art go together like bread and chocolate, and artists who have mastered cooking are a very special breed of bon vivant. 

Jennifer Coates conflates paint with cooking sauces, Carl D’Alvia makes sculpture using a pasta making machine, Steve DiBenedetto's color pencil drawing of a crouton bag references ingredients used in the kitchen, Mike Geno exquisitely paints cheeses with oil paints so gorgeously that one nearly hallucinates cheese smells in place of the linseed oil of his paint. DGKrueger dips polaroids made during intimate times with his partner in chocolate, Tracy Miller paints luscious and celebratory scenes of cake-laden tabletops, Elaine Tin Nyo documents the raising, creating and sharing of food, Michelle Segre uses bread as a sculptural medium, and Mie Yim uses pastels to draw food on Martha Stewart paint chips. 

LABspace is located at 2462 NY Route 23 in Hillsdale, NY just west of NY Route 22 underneath CrossRoads Food Shop. The gallery is open Thursdays and Fridays from 1-5 and Saturdays from 11-5. http://labspaceart.blogspot.com/


http://www.jenniferlcoates.com/
http://labspaceart.blogspot.com/
http://hillsdalegeneralstore.com/

Image: 
Detail
Jennifer Coates
Strawberry Eclair Popsicle, 2015
18 x 14 inches





Wednesday, May 11, 2016

"The Lonely Surfer" - New Work by Susan Meyer and Jeff Starr at LABspace May 14 - June 4




LABspace is pleased to present  “The Lonely Surfer” a two person show by Susan Meyer and Jeff Starr.  The shows open on Saturday, May 14th with a reception for the artists from 5-7 and run through Saturday, June 4th.

Susan Meyer and Jeff Starr, an artist-couple, share an interest in visual accumulation and vernacular imagery, with somewhat obsessive results. They will install their work at LABspace as you might find it in their overlapping studios, with an inevitable commingling of ideas and imagery.  The title, The Lonely Surfer, an instrumental by Jack Nitzsche, suggests a shared fascination with transcendence and the mundane. Random cultural sparks play a role In each artist's work; sparks found in thrift stores, on the radio, or within that time conflating behemoth, the internet. The title also conjures the artist in her or his studio as the lonely surfer of inspiration and creation.

Susan Meyer who is predominately a sculptor makes work that alludes to architecture, the figure and landscape. Her pieces suggest overbuilt architectural concoctions: part shrine, part commune, part scholar’s rock, part disaster waiting to happen. She is interested in landscape and architecture as catalysts for our desires and aspirations.

Jeff Starr is a painter whose work is packed with imagery. One might say the work reflects the apparent increase in our daily visual/digital stimuli. Painted photographic images in the work are gleaned from popular sources: fashion magazines, album /CD covers, and obscured with an over-lay of doodles using archival water-based ink pens.

Meyer and Starr live together in Hudson, NY


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.

LABspace is located at 2642 NY Route 23 just west of NY Route 22 in Hillsdale, N.Y. After May 14th the gallery will be open Thursday and Friday from 1-5 and  Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5p.m., or by appointment via labspaceart@gmail.com.

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


http://labspaceart.blogspot.com/
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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 Basilico 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.

Laura Stein "Chambered for an Obscure Cartridge", 2016, 
Iron on transfer on linen, 40 x 28"

Laura Stein, installation shot of "guns, internet + women", all 2016
Ink on inkjet, monoprints 13 x 9"

Laura Stein, Installation Shot "guns, internet + women" 2016
Iron on transfer on linen, 40 x 28"





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