Tuesday, August 8, 2017

MUSIC SEEN, An Exhibition and A Performance Series by Visual Artists Who Make Music to Open Saturday, August 19th, 5-8

Music Seen: Artists Who Make Music, August 19-September 2, 2017

Adriane Schramm, Untitled (Enid Ellen), 2017, mixed media



Steve DiBenedetto, Untitled, 2017, oil on canvas


Thomas Leo Chapman IV, Forward Flight of Pterodactyl   (state of mind of the: Pterodactyl Posse Pleoavcee Party Political), 2017,  Pencil, marker, watercolor on paper mounted to canvas board.


Mark Safan, Untitled , 2015, Cyanotype on Archival Rag Paper


MUSIC SEEN

Organized by Michele Thursz and Susan Jennings
Artist reception: Saturday, August 19th from 5-8pm. Open Saturdays through September 2nd 11-5 and by appointment via labspaceart@gmail.com
Performance series- Saturday August 19th  6:30-8pm and again on Saturday, September 2 from 6-8.  

LABspace
2642 NY Rt 23 in Hillsdale NY.

Music Seen Part 1 - is the first a series of exhibitions, performances, and publications, which explore the relationship between, visual artists and music.
Part one of this series is structured as an exhibition of visual art works by the artists and two evenings  of performances by the artists’ bands at LABspace.  Additionally, an online listening station with the artists’ music and/or performance videos  will available at http://labspaceart.blogspot.com/ as an extension of the exhibition.

SEEN plays with the terminology of a scene, a place where an incident in real life or fiction occurs. In this exhibition, we explore the intersection of the  "artist" and "musician" paradigm. In 2017 the term multidisciplinary covers what in the past separated the practice of visual arti and music. Today, many visual artists refer to the production model of the music industry, regarding collaboration, creation, and alternatives to the commercial  distribution model.

In MUSIC SEEN Part1, we engaged in a process similar to digging through crates of albums and uncovering a gem in seeking visual artists who are also musicians with bands. We followed strings to the unknown, the underground and even the secret places where the visual artist explores other avenues of expression through music.

MUSIC SEEN Part 1 participating artist include -
Adam Ames, Andrew Bordwin, Nurya Chana, Thomas Leo Chapman IV, Chou Wen-chung, Jennifer Coates, Steve DiBenedetto, Enid Ellen, David Humphrey, John Jackson, Inju Kaboom, Bill Komoski,Tom Kotik, Thomas Lail, Damon Locks, Reggie Madison, Paul McMahon,, Slink Moss, David Mramor, NN, Love Psychedelic Nevai, Laura Ortman, Alexander Ross, Mark Safan, Katia Santibanez, Katy Schneider, Adriane Schramm, Michelle Segre, James Siena, Jennifer Sirey,  Matt Tiernan

“There’s something very attractive about just being in a space with other human beings, and there is something magical that happens with the immediacy of sound, and how it affects people”[1]  In  MUSIC SEEN the lights are on, and in clear sight and ear-shot these visual artist and their music is exposed as one practice. Join the scene,

Michele Thursz is an independent cultural producer and consultant based in New York City. She has served as director of contemporary and outsider art galleries, media collectives and art advisory companies, as well as consulted private collections. She has written and led public conversations about contemporary art and related professional issues.

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.


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[1] "How Artists Are Using Music to Seduce, Confound (and Entertain) Us." ARTnews. N.p., 22 Apr. 2014. Web. 08 Aug. 2017.

Closing Reception for Hat Tip, Saturday August 12th, 3-5pm


Saturday, July 8, 2017

+1+1 Organizes "Hat Tip (artists choose artists)" at LABspace. Opening Reception Saturday, July 15th, 5-



LABspace and the NYC-based artist collective +1+1 announce the opening of "Hat Tip," with an artist reception on Saturday, July 15th from 5-7pm. The show runs through August 12th.

Tia Dale + Deb Todd Wheeler
Delano Dunn + Anna Ogier-Bloomer
Judith Linhares + Nicasio Fernandez
Nancy Shaver + Tracy Miller
Suzy Sureck + Amy Barkow
Karin Waskiewicz + Christian Maychack

Hat Tip is a group exhibition generated by each member of the +1+1 collective choosing an artist whose work they admire, and asking that artist to do the same, The organizing principle for Hat Tip is based on the idea that creative inspiration, provocation, and catalysts occur through relationships and connections to other creative minds. LABspace and +1+1 both value the fertility of artistic community, in Brian Eno's words the "ecology of talent" that exists through such interwoven connections.

Believing that artists know which work is best to show and which work best answers the call of the tipped hat of a colleague, the artist themselves have been trusted to choose what to exhibit. Hat Tip thus brings together artists at different points in their careers to build an exciting and unexpected visual dialogue.

+1+1 is an artist collective founded by Heather Cox, Janice Caswell, Beth Dary, Susan Jennings, Christy Speakman and Katarina Wong. The collective seeks to expand creative connections, encourage artist-driven curatorial experimentation, and spark cross-practice dialogue and collaboration.

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 2642 NY Rt 23 in Hillsdale, NY just west of NY Rt 22 in Hillsdale, NY. Gallery Hours are Saturdays 11-5, some Sundays (check our Facebook page and/or website) and by appointment via labspaceart@gmail.com.



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Saturday, July 1, 2017

"Come Together" at LABspace



"Come Together" is a community collaborative art project taking place in LABspace as well as at community centers in the area. The gallery is open by appointment and on Saturdays 11-5 with art supplies and lots of table top surface.Those who participate follow an algorithm to make paintings and works on paper. There is a coming together intersection in every painting as part of the algorithm (as well as a lot of room for personal choices.) Those who have already participated have had a great experience. Connecting and chatting while working is encouraged and a part of the together-coming. 

Later in the summer we shall announce a pot luck dinner and a silent auction of the work made during the open community studio. 50% of the proceeds will be donated to support children making art this summer in the community centers involved and 50% will go toward the expenses of the gallery in creating this project. The photo above is one of the completed paintings. The individual artists remain anonymous as it is the collective experience that is being explored with this project and work. People from 2-85, some who identify as artists and others who do not have participated thus far.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Final Weekend Events for Taconic North at LABspace on Performance by "Tofu" on June 10th from 6-7pm and Closing Reception on June 11th from 5-7pm

Taconic North, the large group show of small works by 117 area artists is coming to a close at LABspace this weekend. To celebrate we have scheduled two events. Tofu, comprised of Katia Santibanez (whose work is featured in Taconic North) along with her husband, the artist James Siena. The duo performs charming songs of yesteryear as well as some of their original pieces, in English, French and Spanish. They will be joined by a short acoustic set by Black Lake (Susan Jennings and Slink Moss.) The performance will be from 6-7 this Saturday, June 10th and is free of charge.

Santibanez' work is represented in NYC by Morgan Lehman. Siena's work is represented by Pace Gallery.

Then on Sunday, June 11th from 5-7 there will be a closing reception for the exhibition to which all are invited. Homemade strawberry shortcake will be served at this event (until it runs out.) All are welcome. Please note that the gallery will not be open on Sunday other than for this reception unless by appointment.
Katia Santibanez, SYMPHONY IX, 2014, photo collage on board, 4x3 inches

Katia Santibanez and James Siena








Sunday, May 28, 2017

Offsite Reception at Guy Walker's Tool Shed Installation in North Hillsdale, Sunday May 28 11-1pm

All are welcome to attend a brunch reception at Guy Walker's Tool Shed Installation in North Hillsdale TODAY Sunday May 28th from 11-1 at 715 Hunt Road in North Hillsdale off of Rt 22. Please no dogs and please part on the road, not the driveway.

The gallery will be open from 10:30 -2 today.

646.567.9681 or labspaceart@gmail.com for questions.





Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Taconic North: A Very Large Show Of Very Small Works By Area Artists Curated By Susan Jennings and Julie Torres April 15th-June 11th

    Christina Tenaglia, Untitled (703), 2016, wood, paint, ink, nails, screws, 12 1/8 x 4 x 15 ¼"

Diane Dwyer “Have a Doris Day” oil on canvas, 2017, 12″ x12″

       Linda Stillman, “Shakespeare Garden”, 2015, lower stains on paper, 11 x 8 1/2″   

Taconic North, an invitational exhibition of small works from regional artists, curated by Susan Jennings and Julie Torres opens the 2017-2018 season at LABspace on Saturday April 15th and runs through Sunday June 11th. This very large show of very small works is being organized in the same spirit of LABspace, a nexus of creative community and expression. The curators have connected around their shared love of tiny artworks, and packed shows of local artists that help to expand and strengthen connections. “Taconic North” is celebration of area artists and creative community.
The show opens with a reception for the artists on Saturday, April 15 from 5-7:30. There will be several events during the show including music performances, readings talks, brainstorming and creative sessions, cocktail gatherings. Please look for announcements of these events.
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 Rt 23 in Hillsdale, NY just west of NY Rt 22 in Hillsdale, NY. Gallery Hours are Saturdays 11-5, some Sundays (check our Facebook page and/or website) and by appointment via labspaceart@gmail.com
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Peter Acheson, Yura Adams, Julia Whitney Barnes, Maureen Beitler, Dawn Breeze, Karlos Carcamo, Nurya Chana, Nicole Cherubini, Leona Christie, Marieken Cochius, Matt Crane, Douglas Culhane, Carl D’Alvia, Lisa Corinne Davis, Carol Diehl, Peter Dudek, Daniella Dooling, Diane Dwyer, Susan English, Julie Evans, Sarah Falkner, Stuart Farmery, Lacey Fekishazy, Tara Fracalossi, Chris Freeman, Matt Frieburghaus, Lorrie Fredette, Alison Fox, Jeffrey Gibson, Danny Goodwin, Elliott Green, Amy Griffin, Joan Grubin, Jared Handelsman, Sean Hemmerle, Thomas Huber, Gabriel Hurier, Will Hutnick, Kylie Heidenheimer, Brece Honeycutt, Erick Johnson, Laura Kaufman, Lisa Kirk, Henry Klimowicz, Phil Knoll, Thomas Lail, Paula Lalala, Madison LaVallee, Ellen Letcher, Life After Life (Karthik Pandian and Paige K. Johnston,) Meg Lipke, Cotter Luppi, Joel Longenecker, Maggie Mailer, Jason Wolfman Martin, Susan Meyer, Ieva Medodia, Jason Middlebrook, Laura Moriarty, Portia Munson, Sue Muskat, Tom Nicol, Petra Nimtz, Kathy Osborn, Ruby Palmer, Jon Piasecki, Elisa Pritzker, Patrick Purcell, Corinna Ripps, Michael Rodriguez, Mandolyn Wilson Rosen, Alexander Ross, Peter Rudolph, Mark Safan, Jackie Saccoccio, Katia Santibanez, Sam Scoggins, Susan Scott, Michelle Segre, Nancy Shaver, Claire Sherwood, Polly Shindler, Dee Shapiro, Julie Shapiro, Zachary Skinner, Gregory Slick, Cary Smith, Monika Sosnowski, George Spencer, Michael St. John, Jeff Starr, Linda Stillman, Amy Talluto, Susie Tarnowicz, Christina Tenaglia, Claudia Tienan, Michael Tong, Katharine Umsted, Oliver Wasow, Guy Walker, Eleanor White, Sandy Winters, Ann Wolf, Eric Wolf, Geoffrey Young, Deborah Zlotsky