Monday, July 30, 2018

CLOSING PARTY for Spatial Oddities at LABspace: Sunday August 26th, 3-6pm

Spatial Oddities artists and organizers convene at LABspace on opening day, June 2018 
Photo: Gerard McLean



Please join us at LABspace on
Sunday August 26th from 3-6pm 
for the Closing Reception of 
Spatial Oddities: a collection of eccentric paintings, 
oddball constructions and confounding objects

— featuring —

Becca Van K, Carol McMahon, Christina Tenaglia, 
Claire Sherwood, Claudia Tienan, Diane Dwyer, Madison LaVallee and Susan Carr


Wall of Diane Dwyer paintings


Claudia Tienan, Happy Happy, 2018



We are thrilled to exhibit this surprising work from 8 artists who defy categorization in a thoughtfully rigorous or playfully whimsical way.


LABspace has invited these selected artists to collaboratively install their work in our intimate art space in Hillsdale NY.

Spatial Oddities is a show about the love of art making and an experiment in embracing the unexpected.



Read more about LABspace in this recent article by Hillsdale artist Joan Grubin on Hyperallergic.



Carol McMahon, Wag, 2017



Spatial Oddities at LABspace
Closing Reception on Sunday August 26th, 3-6pm 
On view Sat & Sun 1-5pm through August 26, 2018
2642 NY Route 23
Hillsdale NY 

Becca Van K
Carol McMahon
Christina Tenaglia
Claire Sherwood
Claudia Tienan
Diane Dwyer
Madison LaVallee
Susan Carr

Spatial Oddities can be viewed by appointment via julielabspace@gmail.com or 917-749-2857.

LABspace is located on NY Route 23, just west of NY Route 22 in Hillsdale NY (Columbia County) downstairs from CrossRoads Food Shop.


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Claire Sherwood installation



Becca Van K, Otis, Otto and Jordan (2017 - 18)




Madison LaVallee, Landing Zone, 2017




Christina Tenaglia sculptures




Susan Carr, WATCHING, 2018

LABspace is dedicated to experiments in curation, exhibiting category-busting and/or materially surprising contemporary art that pushes the boundaries of categorization, participation and/or experience. 





LABspace was founded and directed from 2014-2018 by the artist Susan Jennings.

Installation photos courtesy Claire Sherwood.



2642 NY Route 23
Hillsdale, NY 12529
Julielabspace@gmail.com
instagram.com/labspace_art

917-749-2857

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Hrag Vartanian & Sharon Louden host an inclusive conversation at LABspace on Sunday July 8th at noon

Hrag Vartanian and Sharon Louden in conversation

Come to Connect: An open forum on creating the art community you want wherever you are, led by guests Hrag Vartanian and Sharon Louden at LABspace


LABspace invites you to participate in an afternoon of conversation with 
Hrag Vartanian and Sharon Louden on Sunday July 8th at noon. Bring a chair or blanket and join us in the garden for refreshments and an informal discussion about further connecting, fostering and expanding our growing art community.

All are welcome to participate in what we hope will be a lively, engaging talk— to add your voices, submit questions for discussion and offer your own input. Artists in our current exhibition Spatial Oddities will be available to answer questions and discuss their work.

This is a wonderful opportunity to engage with area art makers, art lovers, organizers and kindred thinkers, and to share ideas.

Refreshments served at noon, note cards available to submit questions and topics. Talk begins promptly at 12:30pm.

We hope to see you and chat with you then!

Come to Connect: Hrag Vartanian & Sharon Louden at LABspace
Sunday July 8th at noon
2642 NY Route 23
Hillsdale NY
Near intersection of NY Route 22
Downstairs from CrossRoads Food Shop

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The editor-in-chief and co-founder of HyperallergicHrag Vartanian is an editor, art critic, curator, and lecturer on contemporary art with an expertise on the intersection of art and politics.

Sharon Louden is an artist, educator, advocate for artists, and editor of the Living and Sustaining a Creative Life series of books. 



Christina Tenaglia and Susan Carr in Spatial Oddities at LABspace. Photo courtesy Claire Sherwood.


Currently on view at LABspace is 
Spatial Oddities: a collection of eccentric paintings, oddball constructions and confounding objects— featuring Becca Van KCarol McMahonChristina TenagliaClaire Sherwood, Claudia Tienan, Diane DwyerMaddi LaVallee and Susan Carr. We are thrilled to showcase this surprising work that defies categorization in a thoughtfully rigorous or playfully whimsical way. The artists and gallery have collaboratively installed this packed exhibition in our intimate art space. Spatial Oddities is a show about the love of art making and an experiment in embracing the unexpected. Artists will be available at our talk on July 8th to answer questions and discuss their work.

Spatial Oddities is on view at LABspace Saturdays 1-5pm through August 2018, or by appointment via julielabspace@gmail.com.

LABspace was founded and directed from 2014-2018 by the artist Susan Jennings with the early catalyzing help of the artist/musician Slink Moss.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Spatial Oddities at LABspace: Opening Reception on Saturday June 16th, 4-7pm

Susan Carr, Moving Stranger Does it Matter? 2018, oil on wood



Please join us at LABspace on Saturday June 16th 4-7pm for the opening reception of Spatial Oddities: a collection of eccentric paintings, oddball constructions and confounding objects— featuring Becca Van K, Carol McMahon, Christina Tenaglia, Claire Sherwood, Claudia Tienan, Diane Dwyer, Madison LaVallee and Susan Carr. 


We are thrilled to showcase this surprising work that defies categorization in a thoughtfully rigorous or playfully whimsical way.

The artists and gallery will collaboratively curate and collectively install this packed exhibition in our small, intimate art space in beautiful Hillsdale NY.

Spatial Oddities is a show about the love of art making and an experiment in embracing the unexpected.




Spatial Oddities at LABspace
Opening Reception on Saturday June 16th 4-7pm 
On view Saturdays 1-5pm through August 2018
2642 NY Route 23
Hillsdale NY 

Becca Van K
Carol McMahon
Christina Tenaglia
Claire Sherwood
Claudia Tienan
Diane Dwyer
Madison LaVallee
Susan Carr




Spatial Oddities is on view at LABspace Saturdays 1-5pm through August 2018, or by appointment via julielabspace@gmail.com.

LABspace is located on NY Route 23, just west of NY Route 22 in Hillsdale NY (Columbia County) downstairs from CrossRoads Food Shop.


LABspace 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 was founded and directed from 2014-2018 by the artist Susan Jennings with the early catalyzing help of the artist/musician Slink G Moss.


2642 NY Route 23
Hillsdale, NY 12529
Julielabspace@gmail.com

instagram.com/labspace_art
facebook.com/events/133316594116055

Monday, May 7, 2018

TRUE NORTH Closing Party at LABspace: Saturday, June 2nd, 3-5 pm

Top row, L to R: Julie Evans, Cary Smith, Susan Scott. Carleen Sheehan. Middle row, L to R: Diane Dwyer, Vincent Pidone, Adie Russell. Bottom right: Kelsey Renko



Please join us for a closing celebration of True North at LABspace, Saturday June 2nd, 3-5pm. This will be a fun opportunity to meet the artists and your last chance to see this expansive array of 200 area art-makers who are part of the ever-expanding LABspace community. Come connect with us. We hope to meet you there.





True North Closing Party
Saturday June 2nd, 3-5 pm
LABspace
2642 NY Route 23
Hillsdale NY




True North is a survey and celebration of upstate NY and surrounding area artists who are connected and engaged at the local level— professionally and socially in real time, IRL.

By mapping out this vast visual record of area art makers we hope to strengthen and expand our community, and bring focus to the exciting work being made close to home.

Area artist and curator Julie Torres has wallpapered the walls with small works on paper from 200 area artists, and those who have been active at LABspace via past exhibits and events. All work on view has been selected with artist-friendly pricing in mind.

True North is a show about connecting, expanding and transcending physical spaces. 




On view in True North:


Adie Russell, Adrian Meraz, Aïcha S. Woods, Alex Gingrow, Alexander Ross, Alison Fox, Allison Hester, Alyssa E. Fanning, Amy Griffin, Amy Talluto, Andy Cross, Ann Getsinger, Ann Wolf, Anne Lindberg, Arlene Santana Thornton, Ashley Garrett, Audrey Stone, Baju Wijono, Berly Brown, Beth Humphrey, Brantner DeAtley, Brece Honeycutt, Brian Walters, Brian Wood, Caitlin Parker, Carla Aurich, Carleen Sheehan, Carol Diehl, Carole P. Kunstadt, Caroline Elizabeth, Carter Hodgkin, Cary Smith, Chloë Luppi, Christina Tenaglia, Christopher Schade, Claire Sherwood, Claudia McNulty, Claudia Tienan, Corinne Robbins, Cotter Luppi, Cynthia Atwood, D. Jack Solomon, Dan Devine, Dana Gentile, Dana Piazza, Daniella Dooling, Danny Goodwin, Danny Licul, Dasha Bazanova, Dave Coon, David Ambrose, David Rich, Dawn Breeze, Deborah Zlotsky, Dee Shapiro, Denise Oehl, dgk_nyc / DG Krueger, Diane Dwyer, Donnabelle Casis, Douglas Culhane, Elisa Lendvay, Elisa Pritzker, Elisa Soliven, Elizabeth Gourlay, Ellen Letcher, Emil Alzamora, Eric Wolf, Erick Johnson, Eva Lundsager, Eva Melas, Filiz Emma Soyak, Gabe Brown, Gabriel Phipps, Gail Leboff, George Spencer, George Tsalikis, Ghost of a Dream, Gina Occhiogrosso, Gregory Slick, Greta Svalberg, Gretchen Kelly, Guy Walker, Henry Klimowicz, Hideyo Okamura, Holly Hughes, Iain Machell, Iris Jaffe, Itty Neuhaus, Jacob Fossum, Jade Doskow, Jamie Goldenberg, Janine Lambers, Jean Feinberg, Jeanette Fintz, Jeff Starr, JJ Manford, Joan Grubin, Joe Goodwin, Joel Longenecker, John Clarke, Jon Piasecki, Joy Taylor, Julia Whitney Barnes, Julie Evans, Julie Shapiro, June & Jude (June Kim & Jude Shimer), Kara Smith, Karen Shaw, Karin Schaefer, Karl Jones, Katelin Kirby, Katharine Umsted, Kathleen Loe, Kathy Osborn, Katy Schneider, Kelsey Renko, Kim McLean, Kirsten Kucer, Kristen Palazzo, Kylie Heidenheimer, Laurie Thomas, Lawre Stone, Lee Meltzer, Lee Walker, Leona Christie, Leslie Carmin, Licha Jiménez, Linda Stillman, Lizzy Marshall, Loren Britton, Lorrie Fredette, Madison LaVallee, Maggie Nowinski, Mandolyn Wilson Rosen, Marc Bernier, Margaret Saliske, Marie Vickerilla, Marieken Cochius, Martha Bone, Maude White, Maureen Beitler, Matt Crane, Melissa Thorne, Michael A. Lee, Michael Davis, Michael Rodriguez, Michael Valiquette, Michael Van Winkle, Michael Vincent Bushy, Monika Sosnowski, Nancy Goldring, Nicole Cherubini, Pamela Lawton, Paula Lalala, Paulette Myers-Rich, Peggy Cyphers, Peggy Klineman, Peter Dudek, Petra Nimtz, Philip Knoll, Philippe Avignant, Polly Shindler, Richard Peck, Richard Saja, Rita MacDonald, Robert Oehl, Roman M. Hrab, Ruby Palmer, Sam Scoggins, Samantha Palmeri, Samuel Rowlett, Sara Farrell Okamura, Sara Wallach, Sascha Mallon, Sean Greene, Seth Koen, Slink Moss, Stephen Mallon, Stephen Niccolls, Sue Muskat, Susan English, Susan Jennings, Susan Meyer, Susan Rabinowitz, Susan Scott, Susannah Auferoth, Susie Tarnowicz, T. Klacsmann, Tara Foley, Tara Fracalossi, Tasha Depp, Theresa Hackett, Thomas Lail, Timothy Forry, Toby Dunne, Tom McGill, Tom Nicol, Tony Thompson, Vincent Pidone, Vivian Baumann, Waltraude Woods, Will Hutnick, Will Pappenheimer and Zachary Keeting.



True North is on view at LABspace every Saturday 1-5pm through May 2018, or by appointment via julielabspace@gmail.com


Closing celebration: Saturday June 2nd, 3-5pm


LABspace is located at 2642 NY Route 23 in Hillsdale NY
downstairs from CrossRoads Food Shop.


LABspace was founded by 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.



Wednesday, April 25, 2018

TRUE NORTH on view at LABspace: Saturdays 1-5 pm and by appointment through May 2018

Loren Britton, Dear Dawn, Light Room, 2017, marker on lined paper, 11 x 8.5 inches


LABspace is pleased to present True Northan exhibition and happening curated by Julie Torres.

True North is a survey and celebration of upstate NY and surrounding area artists who are connected and engaged at the local level— professionally and socially in real time, IRL.

By mapping out this vast visual record of area art makers we hope to strengthen and expand our community, and bring focus to the exciting work being made close to home.

Area artist and organizer Julie Torres has wallpapered the walls with small works on paper from 200 area artists, and those who have been active at LABspace via past exhibits and events. All work on view has been selected with artist-friendly pricing in mind.

True North is a show about connecting, expanding and transcending physical spaces. 

We look forward to hanging with you.

On view in True North:



Adie Russell, Adrian Meraz, Aïcha S. Woods, Alex Gingrow, Alexander Ross, Alison Fox, Allison Hester, Alyssa E. Fanning, Amy Griffin, Amy Talluto, Andy Cross, Ann Getsinger, Ann Wolf, Anne Lindberg, Arlene Santana Thornton, Ashley Garrett, Audrey Stone, Baju Wijono, Berly Brown, Beth Humphrey, Brantner DeAtley, Brece Honeycutt, Brian Walters, Brian Wood, Caitlin Parker, Carla Aurich, Carleen Sheehan, Carol Diehl, Carole P. Kunstadt, Caroline Elizabeth, Carter Hodgkin, Cary Smith, Chloë Luppi, Christina Tenaglia, Christopher Schade, Claire Sherwood, Claudia McNulty, Claudia Tienan, Corinne Robbins, Cotter Luppi, Cynthia Atwood, D. Jack Solomon, Dan Devine, Dana Gentile, Dana Piazza, Daniella Dooling, Danny Goodwin, Danny Licul, Dasha Bazanova, Dave Coon, David Ambrose, David Rich, Dawn Breeze, Deborah Zlotsky, Dee Shapiro, Denise Oehl, dgk_nyc / DG Krueger, Diane Dwyer, Donnabelle Casis, Douglas Culhane, Elisa Lendvay, Elisa Pritzker, Elisa Soliven, Elizabeth Gourlay, Ellen Letcher, Emil Alzamora, Eric Wolf, Erick Johnson, Eva Lundsager, Eva Melas, Filiz Emma Soyak, Gabe Brown, Gabriel Phipps, Gail Leboff, George Spencer, George Tsalikis, Ghost of a Dream, Gina Occhiogrosso, Gregory Slick, Greta Svalberg, Gretchen Kelly, Guy Walker, Henry Klimowicz, Hideyo Okamura, Holly Hughes, Iain Machell, Iris Jaffe, Itty Neuhaus, Jacob Fossum, Jade Doskow, Jamie Goldenberg, Janine Lambers, Jean Feinberg, Jeanette Fintz, Jeff Starr, JJ Manford, Joan Grubin, Joe Goodwin, Joel Longenecker, John Clarke, Jon Piasecki, Joy Taylor, Julia Whitney Barnes, Julie Evans, Julie Shapiro, June & Jude (June Kim & Jude Shimer), Kara Smith, Karen Shaw, Karin Schaefer, Karl Jones, Katelin Kirby, Katharine Umsted, Kathleen Loe, Kathy Osborn, Katy Schneider, Kelsey Renko, Kim McLean, Kirsten Kucer, Kristen Palazzo, Kylie Heidenheimer, Laurie Thomas, Lawre Stone, Lee Meltzer, Lee Walker, Leona Christie, Leslie Carmin, Licha Jiménez, Linda Stillman, Lizzy Marshall, Loren Britton, Lorrie Fredette, Madison LaVallee, Maggie Nowinski, Mandolyn Wilson Rosen, Marc Bernier, Margaret Saliske, Marie Vickerilla, Marieken Cochius, Martha Bone, Maude White, Maureen Beitler, Matt Crane, Melissa Thorne, Michael A. Lee, Michael Davis, Michael Rodriguez, Michael Valiquette, Michael Van Winkle, Michael Vincent Bushy, Monika Sosnowski, Nancy Goldring, Nicole Cherubini, Pamela Lawton, Paula Lalala, Paulette Myers-Rich, Peggy Cyphers, Peggy Klineman, Peter Dudek, Petra Nimtz, Philip Knoll, Philippe Avignant, Polly Shindler, Richard Peck, Richard Saja, Rita MacDonald, Robert Oehl, Roman M. Hrab, Ruby Palmer, Sam Scoggins, Samantha Palmeri, Samuel Rowlett, Sara Farrell Okamura, Sara Wallach, Sascha Mallon, Sean Greene, Seth Koen, Slink Moss, Stephen Mallon, Stephen Niccolls, Sue Muskat, Susan English, Susan Jennings, Susan Meyer, Susan Rabinowitz, Susan Scott, Susannah Auferoth, Susie Tarnowicz, T. Klacsmann, Tara Foley, Tara Fracalossi, Tasha Depp, Theresa Hackett, Thomas Lail, Timothy Forry, Toby Dunne, Tom McGill, Tom Nicol, Tony Thompson, Vincent Pidone, Vivian Baumann, Waltraude Woods, Will Hutnick, Will Pappenheimer and Zachary Keeting



True North is on view at LABspace every Saturday 1-5pm through May 2018.

Join us for our closing celebration: June 2nd, 3-5pm.
LABspace is located on NY Route 23, west of NY Route 22 in Hillsdale NY.
The gallery is located downstairs from CrossRoads Food Shop



LABspace was founded by 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.



Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Nature Lab: an homage to the RISD Nature Lab and its founder, Edna Lawrence Curated by Eric Wolf



LABspace presents "The Nature Lab," an exhibition of contemporary work by 92 artists. The selections for this show describe and represent nature in widely varying ways.  The curator, Eric Wolf, a painter and designer who graduated from Rhode Island School of Design and is now based in New York’s  Hudson Valley, has assembled a group of artists, including several alumni, in a salon-style installation that is richly colored, textured and patterned, much like the feeling of RISD’s extraordinary and unique facility.  The Nature Lab opens at LABspace on February 17th, with an artists’ reception from 2:00 until 5:00 pm.

The RISD Nature Lab is itself the creative work of the late artist and faculty member Edna W. Lawrence.  Begun in 1937, it has evolved and expanded in the 80 years since.  Part museum of natural history and part lending library of specimens of every sort, the Lab gives artists across the school’s disciplines access to and direct contact with nature’s extraordinary wonders.

Wolf has gathered pieces by artists across a wide spectrum of media.  This includes painting, drawing, sculpture, video, installation, photography, and even writing, with the inclusion of a poem entitled Snow by Geoffrey Young.  A catalog is in the works, designed by the writer and book designer Jonathan Lippincott, with an essay by artist and writer Patrick Neal, and another essay by Neal Overstrom, the Lab’s director.

Artworks include Joshua Marsh’s meticulously crafted pencil drawing of acorns, Julie Evans’ paint and pencil evocation of the microscopic world of primordial organisms, Elena Sisto's ecstatic flying bumble bees, Zachary Keeting’s splashing abstraction that appears to reference the surface of a turbulent sun, and Francis Cape’s wry and elegant hand carved wood cabinet door, which refers to the banks of cabinets that hold many of the Lab’s treasures.

RISD Nature Lab director, zoologist Neal Overstrom, has continued the development and growth of this important and iconic institution in significant ways.  High-tech microscopes, a big new green wall, and an array of saltwater aquariums are some of the latest additions he has introduced. Overstrom has also gained the attention of and funding from the National Science Foundation.

Wolf writes “The RISD Lab is a model of what every art school, if not every school everywhere, ought to have in an age when students and people in general are unable to shift the focus from their electronic screens.  Nature has the unique ability to bring people back to their primal senses and awaken the curiosity that seems already plentiful in the minds and hands of artists here.”

The exhibition opens at LABspace on Saturday February 17, from 2 until 5 pm, and continues through March 17th.  LABspace is located at 2642 Route 23, Hillsdale, NY 12529.  The exhibition will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm and by appointment via labspaceart@gmail.com

The Nature Lab will include works by:

Shimon ATTIE Carol BETSCH Ricky BOSCARINO Loren BRITTON Francis CAPE JoAnne CARSON James O. CLARK Preston Scott COHEN Carl D’ALVIA Lisa Corinne DAVIS Lucky DEBELLEVUE Alberto DE BRAUD David DEUTSCH Carol DIEHL Peter DUDEK James ESBER Franklin EVANS Julie EVANS Alyssa FANNING Jay FEINBERG Emily FEINSTEIN Jane FINE Judy FOX Betsy FRIEDMAN Chie FUEKI Mark GIGLIO Kate GILMORE Margot GLASS Dave GLOMAN Nancy GOLDRING Elliott GREEN Nancy GRIMES Elizabeth HAZAN Benjamin HERNDON Elana HERZOG Bill JACOBSON Chris JOY Dennis KARDON John KELLY Zach KEETING Seth KOEN Philip KNOLL Black LAKE Pamela LAWTON Michael LEE Anne LINDBERG Joel LONGENECKER Danny LICUL Meg LIPKE Sabrina MARQUES Joshua MARSH Christian MAYCHACK Jenny Lynn MC NUTT Nader MEYKADEH Slink MOSS Donna MOYLAN Robert MURRAY Laura MURRAY Sue MUSKAT Patrick NEAL Itty NEUHAUS Ruby PALMER Caitlin PARKER Chris PENNOCK Zoe PETTIJOHN-SCHADE John Paul PHILIPPE Liza PHILLIPS Thomas PIHL Susan RABINOWITZ Eric RHEIN Alexander ROSS Victoria SAMBUNARIS Christopher SCHADE Katy SCHNEIDER Erik SCHOONEBEEK Carleen SHEEHAN Bill SCHUCK Elena SISTO Monika SOSNOWSKI Linda STILLMAN Lawre STONE Amy TALLUTO Steed TAYLOR Nichole VAN BEEK Tamas VESZI Sarah WALKER Royalyne WARD-DAVIS Alan WIENER Paul WIRHUN Rachael WREN Geoffrey YOUNG Paul David YOUNG

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.

Image:  Selections from The Nature Lab include from left to right:

Elena Sisto, Untitled, 2017 oil on linen 12" x 9" courtesy of Bookstein Projects
Joshua Marsh, Acorns, 2017 . graphite on paper 7" x 8" courtesy of Jeff Bailey Gallery
Francis Cape, Cabinet 61 The Nature Cabinet, 2017  white pine, linseed oil . 26" x 13" x 3" courtesy of Murray Guy Projects
Elliott Green, The Borning, 2016 . oil on linen  18" x 24" courtesy of the artist
Margot Glass, Dandelion, 2017 .  graphite on paper . 12" x 9" courtesy of the artist