Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Four Ways To Support LABspace ❤️

Amanda Nolan Booker in Space Case, featured on Karlyn Benson’s new blog, Art Valley. Click photo to read the backstory of how Space Case came to be, and to follow the blog.


Hello friends!

 
It’s been a while! We hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy.

We’ve been hustling to keep LABspace going as a functioning IRL artist-run space... and it’s working!

Thanks to your generous support, we are able to keep our physical space for the foreseeable future, which is a HUGE accomplishment in these uncertain times.

We are blown away by your collective kindness. Dozens of unsolicited artwork donations have flooded in, and we are also selling work at our usual (or a slightly reduced) commission, which helps LABspace AND the artists we love. Many of you have collected work from us during this time and we are so grateful.

We are dreaming up new ways to exhibit artists, and for you to see inspiring artwork safely from home, and safely at LABspace.

Detailed below are 4 ways you can help keep LABspace going. We will continue doing everything we can to support this thriving community that we have all created together.

Sending love to you and yours.

Thank you, friends!
xo Julie & Ellen


Four ways to support LABspace ❤️

 


Allyson Mellberg Taylor in Space Case, featured on Karlyn Benson’s new blog, Art Valley. Click photo to read the backstory of how Space Case came to be, and to follow the blog.

1. Space Case is still on view! We have successfully made arrangements for visitors to see the show safely and privately on their own, making an appointment for an individual or couple, once every 3 days. Message us to receive instructions for this ZERO-CONTACT visit, or to view our digital checklist by email.

Huge thanks to Karlyn Benson for featuring Space Case on her new blog, Art Valley. Click photo to read the whole crazy backstory of the show, and be sure to follow her blog!

 
Susan Carr, The Fickle Finger of Fate, 2020, oil on wood, 24 x 18 inches. Message us for a digital preview of Susan's upcoming solo exhibition. 

2. Susan Carr’s solo exhibition has been postponed until late summer/fall.Email us to receive a digital preview of her exhibition of 86 artworks (so far!). We can’t wait to install the extraordinary work that Susan has been making for the past year, and to reopen our doors.

 
Julie’s painted envelopes featured on artist Etty Yaniv’s blog Art Spiel. Click photo to read the interview, and to follow Art Spiel’Artists on Coping series. 

3. Throughout this health crisis, I’ve been struggling to find a way to make sense of everything. Fueled by frustration, I began painting all the envelopes that have come to LABspace from all of you over the past two years. My goal is to make and sell 100 envelopes for 50 bucks each. I post new envelopes on myInstagram nearly every day. Painting them has become a therapeutic experience, and continues to help fund the gallery. You can read more about it on Etty Yaniv’s blog, Art Spiel. Her Artists on Coping series has been a balm in these anxious days.

 
Christina Tenaglia, Untitled, 2020, paint, wood, nails, approx 18 x 7 x .5 inches. Email to claim via LABspace fundraiser. $300

4. We continue to show and sell artwork every day on Instagram andFacebook, as a fundraiser to keep our LABspace lights on. Please follow us, and scroll below to view available works. We are so indebted to artists who have donated their work, and to fellow artists and fans who continue to collect. We’d be nowhere without you, and certainly not in our physical space.

Thank you ALL for contributing to the success of this thrilling endeavor that we have loved since artist Susan Jennings founded the gallery in 2014. LABspace has brought so much meaning into our lives, and has connected us with so many of you. We are honored and energized to keep it going, no matter what.

See y’all SOON,
xo Julie & Ellen

 
Diane Dwyer, Untitled (March 8), 2020, oil crayon on yupo paper, 9 x 12 inches. Email to claim via LABspace fundraiser. $200
 
Jon Cowan, Radiant Void, 2020, gouache, ink and watercolor on paper, 4.5 x 3.5 inches. Email to claim via LABspace fundraiser. $200
 
Niki Kriese, Headfirst, acrylic on panel, 12 x 16 inches. Email to claim via LABspace fundraiser. $400
 
Susan Still Scott, untitled, 2016, flasche, acrylic, graphite, paper, birch veneer, 13 x 12.5 inches. Email to claim via LABspace fundraiser. $100
 
Black Lake, The House Gently Rocks and Turns; tape, acrylic, ink, 12 x 9 inches. Email to claim via LABspace fundraiser. $200
 
Brantner DeAtley, Flip It, acrylic, watercolor, and ink on card, 2004-2019, 7 x 5 inches. Email to claim via LABspace fundraiser. $50
 
Jackie Shatz, Slipstream, ceramic and paint, 9 x 6 x 6 inches. Email to claim via LABspace fundraiser. $300
 
Allyson Mellberg Taylor, Stress Eating, walnut ink and egg tempera on paper, 15 x 11 inches. Email to claim via LABspace fundraiser. $600
 
Christina Renfer Vogel, Untitled (Hawaiian Shirt), 2017, oil on panel, 5 x 6 inches. Email to claim via LABspace fundraiser. $200
 
Will Hutnick, Quick Sand, 2019, acrylic, colored pencil, crayon, marker and mica on canvas, 20 x 16 inches. Email to claim via LABspace fundraiser. $1500
 
Amanda Barr, Banana Peel, 2019, ceramic and acrylic. Email to claim via LABspace fundraiser. $300
 
Dan Devine, Serapis, 2019, cast plaster, 9 x 13 x 8 inches. Email to claim via LABspace fundraiser. $600
 
David Pollack, Birdhouse, 2019, oil on wood, weatherproofed, 9.5 x 10 x 7.5 inches. Email to claim via LABspace fundraiser. $200
 
Bill Thelen, ink and watercolor on bristol, 7 x 5 inches. Email to claim via LABspace fundraiser. $100

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Space Case on pause, hope to see you soon.

Installation view of Space Case, featuring April Childers’ Bottomless Cookie Jar, Cookie Jar with No Bottom (Natty Bo), 2017, air dry clay and acrylic, 11 x 6 x 11.25 inches.

 

Space Case is on pause for the time being, we hope to see you all soon.



Hello friends,

With everyone’s health and well being in mind, we are suspending our regular gallery hours for a while. We hope to reopen Space Case eventually with viewings by appointment, and an eventual Closing Celebration to give this joyous show a proper send off.

We are so grateful to the artists and spaces we met across VA-NC-TN, and all you wonderful folks who have come out to see and support their work.

Susan Carr’s solo exhibition will open sometime late summer/fall. Her new body of work is extraordinary and we are beyond thrilled to share it with you. We are preparing a digital preview since many of you have requested advance images. Please drop a line if you’d like to receive it.

Thank you all so much for your lovely messages, visits, and for sharing images of our show.

Be safe, stay healthy, and see you all SOON.
XO Ellen & Julie



Please join us for a journey through the artist-run spaces of Chapel Hill and Raleigh NC, Chattanooga and Nashville TN... with a detour through Charlottesville VA!

We’ve organized this show based on recent visits with artists who run uniquely situated and inventively programmed labors of love, exhibiting the work of fellow artists in attics, basements, sheds, faculty offices, former meat packing plants... and traditional white boxes, too.

Also on view are works from Drawing and Painting majors at the University of TN, Chattanooga who we met through Christina Renfer Vogel’s curatorial project Office Space, in which Vogel installs exhibitions in her faculty office and hallways.

We are so indebted to our own local community of artists who show, promote, and support fellow artists, and that has been the mission of LABspace since Susan Jennings founded the gallery in 2014.

We hope that you will join us in celebrating this enduring tradition of artists supporting artists!


Space Case: Making a case for artist-run spaces
Extended and reopening sometime soon

LABspace
2642 NY Route 23, Hillsdale NY
julielabspace@gmail.com
917-749-2857
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Blog


On view in Space Case:

OFFICE SPACE, CHATTANOOGA:
Christina Renfer Vogel

UNIVERSITY OF TN, CHATTANOOGA:
Amanda Nolan Booker
Larkin Cook
Claudia Hoffer
Caitlin Kelley
Shannon McAllister
Hilary McWilliams
Dionna Moore
Victoria Sauer
Olivia Tawzer
Summer Tomes

VERSA, CHATTANOOGA:
Mirel Crumb
Dana Ortega
Chloë Shupe
Stephanie Loggans
Dylan Pew
Kirby Miles

STOVE WORKS, CHATTANOOGA:
Mike Calway-Fagen

LOG, CHAPEL HILL:
Maria Britton
April Childers

MY ROOM, CHAPEL HILL/LUMP, RALEIGH:
Amanda Barr
John Bowman

DRAWING ROOM/LUMP, RALEIGH:
Bill Thelen

ACID RAIN, CHAPEL HILL:
Jerstin Crosby

THE CONCERN NEWSSTAND, RALEIGH & CHAPEL HILL:
Orvokki Crosby

BASEMENT, CHAPEL HILL:
Laura Little
Mike Keaveney
Sarah Elizabeth Cornejo
Chieko Murasugi
John DeKemper II

ONEONEONE, CHAPEL HILL/GUTTER BOX, RALEIGH:
Louis Watts

LUMP/THE CONCERN NEWSSTAND VOLUNTEER:
Critter

UNREQUITED LEISURE, NASHVILLE:
Chalet Comellas-Baker
Clinton Sleeper

ELECTRIC SHED, NASHVILLE:
David Onri Anderson

DADU, NASHVILLE:
Jodi Hays

DAVID LUSK GALLERY, NASHVILLE:
Ameila Briggs

MITTEN, HARRISONBURG VA/FORMER TEAM LUMP, RALEIGH/CURRENTLY CHARLOTTESVILLE VA:
Allyson Mellberg Taylor
Jeremy Taylor
April Childers, Bottomless Cookie Jar, Cookie Jar with No Bottom (Natty Bo), air dry clay and acrylic, 11 x 6 x 11.25 inches.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Space Case at LABspace Opens Sunday Feb 16th, 3-5pm

Maria Britton, Dive, 2017, acrylic, bed sheet, papier-mâché, thread, wood, 44 x 26 inches. (LOG, Chapel Hill)


Space Case opens Sunday February 16th, 3-5pm!



Please join us for a journey through the artist-run spaces of Chapel Hill and Raleigh NC, Chattanooga and Nashville TN... with a detour through Charlottesville VA!

We’ve organized this show based on recent visits with artists who run uniquely situated and inventively programmed labors of love, exhibiting the work of fellow artists in attics, basements, sheds, faculty offices, former meat packing plants... and traditional white boxes, too.

Also on view are works from Drawing and Painting majors at the University of TN, Chattanooga who we met through Christina Renfer Vogel’s curatorial project Office Space, in which Vogel installs exhibitions in her faculty office and hallways.

We are so indebted to our own local community of artists who show, promote, and support fellow artists, and that has been the mission of LABspace since Susan Jennings founded the gallery in 2014.

We hope that you will join us in celebrating this enduring tradition of artists supporting artists!

Space Case: Making a case for artist-run spaces
Opening Reception: Sunday February 16th, 3-5pm
On view February 16 - TBD
Saturdays and Sundays 1-5pm & by appt

LABspace
2642 NY Route 23, Hillsdale NY
julielabspace@gmail.com
917-749-2857
FB invite
Blog


On view in Space Case:

OFFICE SPACE, CHATTANOOGA:
Christina Renfer Vogel

UNIVERSITY OF TN, CHATTANOOGA:
Amanda Nolan Booker
Larkin Cook
Claudia Hoffer
Caitlin Kelley
Shannon McAllister
Hilary McWilliams
Dionna Moore
Victoria Sauer
Olivia Tawzer
Summer Tomes

VERSA, CHATTANOOGA:
Mirel Crumb
Dana Ortega
Chloë Shupe
Stephanie Loggans
Dylan Pew
Kirby Miles

STOVE WORKS, CHATTANOOGA:
Mike Calway-Fagen

LOG, CHAPEL HILL:
Maria Britton
April Childers

MY ROOM, CHAPEL HILL/LUMP, RALEIGH:
Amanda Barr
John Bowman

DRAWING ROOM/LUMP, RALEIGH:
Bill Thelen

ACID RAIN, CHAPEL HILL:
Jerstin Crosby

THE CONCERN NEWSSTAND, RALEIGH & CHAPEL HILL:
Orvokki Crosby

BASEMENT, CHAPEL HILL:
Laura Little
Mike Keaveney
Sarah Elizabeth Cornejo
Chieko Murasugi
John DeKemper II

ONEONEONE, CHAPEL HILL/GUTTER BOX, RALEIGH:
Louis Watts

LUMP/THE CONCERN NEWSSTAND VOLUNTEER:
Critter

UNREQUITED LEISURE, NASHVILLE:
Chalet Comellas-Baker
Clinton Sleeper

ELECTRIC SHED, NASHVILLE:
David Onri Anderson

DADU, NASHVILLE:
Jodi Hays

DAVID LUSK GALLERY, NASHVILLE:
Ameila Briggs

MITTEN, HARRISONBURG VA/FORMER TEAM LUMP, RALEIGH/CURRENTLY CHARLOTTESVILLE VA:
Allyson Mellberg Taylor
Jeremy Taylor

David Onri Anderson, Day Maker, 2018, acrylic on found wood panel, 14 x 11 inches. (ELECTRIC SHED, Nashville)
Christina Renfer Vogel, Yellow Couch and FP, 2016, oil on panel, 10 x 8 inches. (OFFICE SPACE, Chattanooga)
Jodi Hays, Pocket, 2019, spray paint on canvas over panel, 8 x 6 inches. (DADU, Nashville)
Jerstin Crosby, Meatball, 2019, glazed ceramic. (ACID RAIN, Chapel Hill)