Thursday, November 9, 2017

"At a Loss" & "For Words" with Ghost of a Dream and Friends Opens Saturday November 11- December 16th



"At a Loss" work by Ghost of a Dream, Curated by Susan Jennings

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"For Words" work by Shannon Finnegan, Jeila Guenramian, Kirstin Lamb, Guy Richards Smit, William Powhida, Andrew Prayzner, Mary Temple, Amanda Tiller, and Breanne Trammell, Curated Adam Eckstrom of Ghost of a Dream

LABpace is pleased to present two exhibitions, At a Loss, For Words November 11-December 16 at 2642 NY Rt 23 in Hillsdale, NY. The gallery is open on Saturdays from 11-5. 

On November 11th we shall have an opening reception from 5-7PM, and then on December 16th from 4-6pm we shall throw a closing party, which will also double as a Holiday party, and triple as a benefit for ArtForArtists and the gallery (ArtForArtists is an Artist’s Exchange Program run by Adam Eckstrom of Ghost of a Dream).

Susan Jennings (Owner/Director LABspace) invited Ghost of a Dream to exhibit a selection from their newest project. The title At a Loss references Ghost of a Dream’s process of cutting large block text out of vintage travel posters. The posters, which have been stared at for hundreds of hours, sell hope and feed our desire of escape to a perfect place. Ghost of a Dream uses text to subvert the image and makes the viewer question if that place or dream is attainable.

Rather than use the whole gallery Ghost of a Dream has chosen to show a curation of text based work titled for Words in half of the space. For Words is a curation of work by artists Shannon Finnegan, Jeila Guenramian, Kirstin Lamb, Guy Richards Smit, William Powhida, Andrew Prayzner, Mary Temple, Amanda Tiller, and Breanne Trammell. For Words is a unique edition portfolio put together by ArtForArtists, an artists exchange program Adam Eckstrom began in 2015.

Ghost of a Dream, The Collaborative Project of Lauren Was and Adam Eckstrom, www.ghostofadream.com

ArtForArtists is an organization that helps artists collect the work of other artists through unique edition trades of their own work. Adam Eckstrom curates and facilitates portfolios for like-minded artists to exchange. Each artist in the exchange receives a complete portfolio. Three additional portfolios are made; two are used to support the ArtForArtist program and to benefit other arts, political, and humanitarian organizations, and the third is kept in the program’s permeant collection for future exhibition. The sales from this show will ensure ArtForArtists is able to cover it’s operating expenses.

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.


Images: WHATEVER (falling from paradise series) by Ghost of a Dream
What is ART? by William Powhida 

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