Thursday, October 13, 2016

BEDFELLOWS, a Group Exhibition Full of Strange Characters at LABspace Oct 15-Dec 3

BEDFELLOWS, a group exhibition of photography, painting and sculpture that pushes notions of figuration, to open at LABspace

LABspace is pleased to present BEDFELLOWS, a group exhibition including works by Eric Aurandt, Dan Devine, Francine Hunter McGivern, Frau Kolb, Ola Manana, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, Guy Walker and Oliver Wasow.

The show opens Saturday October 15th with a reception from 3-5pm at the gallery in Hillsdale, NY. The show continues through December 3rd with gallery hours on Saturdays from 11-5 and by appointment.

Each of these artists creates strange and compellingly unusual characters with their chosen media.

Eric Aurandt sculpts and draws lumbering men who are at once appealing and nearly grotesque. Dan Devine makes photographic portraits of sheep that he combines with a security camera creating a somewhat confrontational situation in which the viewer seems to be surveilled by the wooly animals. Francine Hunter McGivern collaborated with the photographer Kevin Higgins to create black and white photographic portraits of Hunter McGivern performing while hanging in a net body sock. Frau Kolb paints group portraits of her family members. Ola Manana paints strange and mysterious figures culled from her dreams. Cindy Sherman photographs strange beings she creates with props, Laurie Simmons sets up doll figures in front of rear screen projections of tourist destinations around the world, Guy Walker makes plastic fresco totem  figure sculptures. Oliver Wasow photographs interesting people in his life in his green screen studio and later adds landscapes as backgrounds.

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 2462 NY RT 23 just west of NY RT 22 in Hillsdale, NY. Gallery hours are Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5p.m., and by appointment via

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Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 1992, Cibachrome
Eric Aurandt, My Darling, 2014, Spray paint and acrylic on canvas
 Francine Hunter McGivern with Kevin Higgins, Muse #2 (a performance document photograph), 1982, black and white photograph
Oliver Wasow, Ian, 2014, Digital Print