Joel Longenecker, Sonnet 18 Series #6 of 14: 'And Often Is His Gold Complexion Dimm’d,’ oil and acrylic on wood panel, 2020
The Magic Garden On View
Sat & Sun 1-5pm
Through April 25
We hope you are all well— staying warm and safe this icy winter!
We are so excited to bring you a burst of life this frozen February. A bit of spring is what we crave right now, so we have packed the gallery with lush gardens, landscapes, botanicals, sprightly animals... a joyous explosion of color and rebirth.
We look forward to defrosting with you 🌱
The Magic Garden February 20 - April 25, 2021
Alexander Ross Amy Lincoln Amy Talluto Ann Wolf Audrey Francis Betsy Friedman Brantner DeAtley Eric Wolf Jennifer Coates Joel Longenecker Julie Evans Katharine Umsted Leslie Carmin Philip Knoll Undine Brod
Inspired by the 70s children’s tv program of the same name, The Magic Garden is a fully-immersive environment of nature scenes and woodland creatures depicted through painting, ceramics, sculpture, and installation. We welcome this celebration of life and rebirth as a respite from this covid winter, a balm to carry us through to a healthier spring.
With additional small works from Allison Hester, Brent Owens, Jenn Brehm, Jennifer Johnson, Jeremy Taylor, Jon Cowan, Kate Minford, Kristen Palazzo, Linda Stillman.
HOLIDAY at LABspace, on view Saturdays & Sundays 1-5pm through January 31st.
HOLIDAY on view thru January 31 🎉
Closing Celebration Sat & Sun, January 30 & 31st, 1-5pm 🎈
for artists &
We hope that you and yours are doing well during this intense time.
Our annual HOLIDAY exhibition has been a source of joy and optimism these past 2 months— as a showcase of the incredible talent in our community, and an opportunity to foster connection and togetherness.
Please join us Saturday & Sunday, January 30 & 31st, 1-5pm for a festive 2-day closing celebration of HOLIDAY 2021. We’ll have refreshmentsin the courtyard— and as always, we require masks and limited capacity inside the gallery.
PLEASE NOTE— For the safety of our visitors, we are coordinating pickups differently this year.
Please pick up your artwork and purchases during the hours listed below. Sticking to these pickup dates will ensure proper distancing, avoid chaos, and help us all stay healthy. Thank you, friends!
PICKUP DATES FOR ARTWORK & PURCHASES:
Monday February 1st, 12-6pm Tuesday February 2nd, 12-6pm Saturday February 6th, 1-5pm Sunday February 7th, 1-5pm
We look forward to seeing you these last 3 weeks of HOLIDAY!
Full checklist and flat file list are here, and linked in our Instagram bio.
Sending love to you all. See you SOON, ❤️ Julie & Ellen
HOLIDAY at LABspace Annual BIG show of small, affordable artwork from 233 artists Closing Weekend Celebration: Saturday & Sunday, January 30 & 31st, 1-5pm On view Sat & Sun 1-5pm through Jan 31st, and by appt
Pickup dates for artwork/purchases: Mon Feb 1st, 12-6 Tue Feb 2nd, 12-6 Sat Feb 6th, 1-5 Sun Feb 7th, 1-5
Abby DuBow, Alan King, Alexander Ross, Allison Hester, Allyson Mellberg Taylor, Amanda Barr, Amy Lincoln, Amy Talluto, Andrew Small, Ann Wolf, April Childers, Arnold Zimmerman, Ashley Garrett, Audrey Francis, Austin Thomas, Barbara Slitkin, Becca Van K, Berly Brown, Bernard Klevickas, Beth Humphrey, Betsy Friedman, Bill Thelen, Brantner DeAtley, Brent Owens, Brian Wood, Carla Avruch, Carol Diamond, Carol Diehl, Carol McMahon, Carol Struve, Carole Kunstadt, Cathy Wysocki, Chieko Murasugi, Christina Renfer Vogel, Christina Tenaglia, Christopher Santiago, Claire Sherwood, Claudia Tienan, Colin O'Con, Colleen Deery, Corinne Robbins, Cotter Luppi, Courtney Puckett, Cynthia Mason, D. Jack Solomon, Daisy Craddock, Dan Devine, Dasha Bazanova, Dave Alexander, David Ambrose, David Anderson, David B. Rheingold, David McDonough, David Pollack, David T Miller, Deborah Zlotsky, Denise Sfraga, Diane Dwyer, Dina Bursztyn, Donna Moylan, Dorothea Osborn, Doug Holst, Douglas Wirls, Edwing Gomez Flores, Eleanor White, Elisa Lendvay, Elisa Pritzker, Elisa Soliven, Ellen Jouret-Epstein, Ellen Soffer, Ellen Wineberg, Elsie Kagan, Emma Dufault, Eric Wolf, Erick Johnson, Eva Melas, Ever Baldwin, Fern T. Apfel, Francine Hunter McGivern, Gail Gregg, Geoffrey Young, George Spencer, Georgia Elrod, Ginna Triplett, Greg Slick, Greta Donahue, Guy Walker, Gwenn Mayers, Hannah Foster, Hideyo Okamura, Holly Hughes, Ian White Williams, Iona Fromboluti, Jackie Shatz, Jacob Fossum, James Meyer, James Stuart, Jane Ehrlich, Jane Hudson, Jean Feinberg, Jeanette Fintz, Jeff Starr, Jenn Brehm, Jennifer Johnson, Jenny Hankwitz, Jenny Kemp, Jeremy Seth Taylor, Jerstin Crosby, Jessica Baker, Jim Condron, JJ Manford, Joan Grubin, Joan Stuart, Joanna Virello, Jodi Hays, Joel Longenecker, John Colon, John DeSousa, John Franklin, John Lippert, Jonathan Cowan, Joseph Stabilito, Joy Taylor, Joyce Conlon, Judith Braun, Julia Schwartz, Julie Chase, Julie Evans, Julie Shapiro, Karen Dolmanisth, Karin Schaefer, Karlos Cárcamo, Kate Minford, Katharine Dufault, Katharine Umsted, Kathy Cantwell, Kathy Osborn, Kelsey Renko, Ken Habarta, Kim Sloane, KK Kozik, Kristen Palazzo, Kylie Heidenheimer, Laura Cannamela, Lawre Stone, Len Bellinger, Les Guzman, Leslie Kerby, Linda Stillman, Liz Sample, Madison LaVallee, Mandolyn Wilson Rosen, Maria Britton, Marianne Gagnier, Marieken Cochius, Marilu Datoli Hartnett, Marta Jaremko, Martha Bone, Martin Bromirski, Martine Kaczynski, Matt Crane, Matt Frieburghaus, Maureen Beitler, Mayuko Fujino, Meg Lipke, Melinda Kiefer, Melissa Staiger, Michael Gellatly, Michael Rodriguez, Michael Tong, Michael Valiquette, Michele Thursz, Mike Childs, Mimi Czajka Graminski, Moko Matsui, Monika Burczyk, Nansi T. Lent, Neal Hollinger, Niki Kriese, Norman Jabaut, Nurya Chana, Orvokki Crosby, Paris Smeraldo, Paul Theriault, Pauline Decarmo, Peggy Cyphers, Peggy Klineman, Peggy Reeves, Penny Dell, Philip Knoll, Polly Shindler, Rhianna Hurt, Richard Britell, Roz Sommer, Ruby Palmer, Sam Clayton, Samantha Palmeri, Sara Farrell Okamura, Sarah McDougald Kohn, Sascha Mallon, Sean Greene, Seth Koen, Sharon Broit, Shira Toren, Shoshana DeAtley, Shura Skaya, Slink G Moss, Stefan Saffer, Stephen Niccolls, Stuart Farmery, Sue Muskat, Susan Carr, Susan Jennings, Susan Meyer, Susan Petry, Susan Still Scott, Susan Walsh, Susannah Auferoth, Suzi Matthews, T. Klacsmann, Tara Fracalossi, Terri Moore, Thomas Libetti, Tilly Strauss, Tristan Fitch, Undine Brod, Vincent Pidone, Wayne Hopkins, Wendy Miller, Will Hutnick, Yasemin Kackar-Demirel, Yura Adams, Zak Vreeland
Fan of Susan Carr‘s solo exhibition In My Room at LABspace, now extended through Sunday November 15th.
In My Room now extended through Sunday November 15th!
Just like you, we’ve been glued to the news (and Twitter) since Tuesday. We remain hopeful for justice to prevail in the outcome of this election.
We are extending Susan Carr’s solo exhibition In My Room at LABspace for an extra week to give us all a little more time with Susan’s uplifting work.
Closing Weekend is now Sat & Sun, Nov 14 & 15th, 1-5pm.
There are many beautiful works still available at incredibly generous prices, so please come for a visit this weekend or next. We have been thrilled to share this extraordinary body of work that brings joy to so many. Thank you Sue, and thank you friends! See you SOON. ❤️
If you have purchased artwork that you would like to take home, you are absolutely welcome to do so after 5pm this Sunday Nov 8th (our original closing date). Otherwise, artwork is available for pick-up on Nov 15th after 5pm, or in the following week. Thank you!
Susan Carr: In My Room on view Saturday and Sunday 1-5pm and by appointment EXTENDED through Sunday November 15
Special Guest artist Brantner DeAtley will host Susan Carr’s solo In My Room this Sunday Oct 18th, 1-5pm at LABspace! On view weekends 1-5pm through November 8th. Photo credit: Susannah Auferoth.
THIS SUNDAY! Meet us for the last day of Sculpture show SpaceLAB at CollarWorks 12-4pm, AND Meet Brantner DeAtley at Susan Carr Solo In My Room at LABspace 1-5pm ⚡️
Please join us— Julie Torres & Ellen Letcher of LABspace— this Sunday, October 18th 12-4pm, for the FINAL DAY of sprawling sculpture show SpaceLAB at Collar Works! The exhibition has been extended through Sunday, and we are excited to give you a tour of this packed exhibit featuring the work of 31 area artists.
Also on Sunday, join Haydenville artist Brantner DeAtley for Susan Carr’s solo exhibition In My Room at LABspace 1-5pm. There are just a few weeks left to catch this gorgeous show! We have added eight new works to the installation, and there is so much to see.
Susan’s solo exhibition is on view every Saturday & Sunday 1-5pm through November 8th.
Thank you, friends— Thank you Collar Works, all the SpaceLAB artists, Susan Carr, and Brantner!
See you SOON, ❤️ Julie & El
Susan Carr: In My Room Saturdays and Sundays 1-5pm and by appointment through Sunday, November 8th
In the courtyard: Stuart Farmery sculpture installation.
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Susan Carr, Girl with yellow aura, 2020, oil on wood, 17 x 12 inches. New painting just added to Susan’s solo In My Room at LABspace.
This new oil on wood Susan Carr sculpture, Gears Turning, is now on view in her solo In My Room at LABspace.
Installation view of SpaceLAB at Collar Works; l-t-r: Susan Jennings, Joan Grubin, Adrian Meraz, Paula Lalala.
SpaceLAB at Collar Works extended through Sunday! Meet us there THIS SUNDAY Oct 18th, 12-4pm for the final day.
Visit us at Collar Works in Troy NY this final weekend to see SpaceLAB, an exhibition of 3D work from 31 area artists, now extended through Sunday! Ellen & Julie will be there this Sunday October 18th, 12-4pm to say hi and give you a tour.
SpaceLAB is a labyrinth of unexpected sculptural work, activating the walls, ceiling, and floor of this magnificent space, as well as site-specific installations. On view are artists working in a wide range of materials— wood, fiber, ceramic, metal, cardboard, paper-mache, stone, plexiglass, found objects, and more.
We have been thrilled to showcase this immersive survey of surprising sculptural work that escapes easy categorization, being made in our own backyard. Collar Works is an exceptional resource for artists and art-lovers in the area, and all sales go 100% to the artists.
SpaceLAB is a family-friendly destination, and the wonderful team at Collar Works has ensured that visits are safe for all. Huge thanks to director Elizabeth Dubben and the whole crew.
Enormous appreciation to the artists for their work, time, and energies. This exhibition is a love letter to ALL the artists we’ve met since relocating to the Hudson Valley 4 years ago. Most of whom we’ve connected with via artist, curator, and founder of LABspace, Susan Jennings.
SpaceLAB artists: Adrian Meraz, Becca Van K, Brent Owens, Chris Victor, Christina Tenaglia, Claire Sherwood, Claudia Tienan, Dan Devine, Dina Bursztyn, Eleanor White, Elisa Soliven, George Spencer, Guy Walker, Henry Klimowicz, Hui Lee, Jennifer Johnson, Joan Grubin, Julie Chase, Kara Smith, Karlos Cárcamo, Katharine Umsted, Matt Crane, Millicent Young, Paula Lalala, Ruby Palmer, Seth Koen, Stuart Farmery, Susan Jennings, Susan Meyer, Susan Scott, Thomas Lail
Claudia Tienan assemblage in a vintage wooden box in SpaceLAB at Collar Works. Katharine Umsted sparkly pink boat and Stuart Farmery painted wood sculptures can be seen in distance.
EXTENDED through SUNDAY! Thursday + Friday 12-6pm Saturday + Sunday 12-4pm Join us there for Closing Day, THIS Sunday October 18th, 12-4pm 621 River Street, Troy NY Gallery entrance at rear courtyard of building.
George Spencer painted cardboard and wood objects in the window light at Collar Works.
Dina Bursztyn and Julie Chase installation, Recluse Muse Museum (detail) in SpaceLAB.
Stuart Farmery painted wood and concrete totems, Henry Klimowicz site-specific cardboard installation lit from within, Dan Devine stitched leather sculptures to the right. Far left: Claire Sherwood paper mache constructions on iron posts.
Installation view of SpaceLAB; l-t-r: Becca Van K, Joan Grubin, Elisa Soliven, Adrian Meraz, Kara Smith, Millicent Young, Guy Walker.
Susan Carr, Stand By You, 2020, oil on wood, 12 x 9.5 inches. Susan will add this new painting to her solo when she visits this Saturday 1-3pm.
Susan Carr IRL Sat Oct 10th,1-3pm
Please join us Saturday October 10th— IRL and ONLINE— for a visit with Susan Carr at her solo exhibition In My Room at LABspace!
12pm: Instagram Live walkthrough. BEFORE our gallery doors open (at 1PM), we will host a virtual walkthrough with Susan on Instagram Live, discussing her work and exhibition. Simply go to our LABspace Instagram page at noon on Oct 10th, and click our profile photo— which will be circled in pink once we are LIVE.
1-3pm: Gallery OPEN. Visitors are invited to view the show and meet Susan IRL. Masks and distancing are required. No more than 6 visitors inside the gallery at once. There is plenty of outdoor space in our courtyard to mingle and view Stuart Farmery’s sculpture installation. Crossroads Food Shop serves brunch until 2:30pm at outdoor tables in front of gallery.
3-5pm: Susan departs at 3pm. Gallery remains open; exhibition on view until 5pm.
Susan’s show is currently OPEN and on view every Saturday & Sunday 1-5pm through November 8th.
Thank you friends, and thank you Susan! See you Saturday! X Julie & El
Please join us for the event we’ve been waiting for all year— Susan Carr’s 2nd solo exhibition at LABspace, In My Room.
Susan began painting for this show the day she returned home from delivering her previous solo to us, 18 months ago. In My Room was meant to open a year later, April 2020.
While initially heartbreaking, the eventual 6-month delay (due to Covid) ultimately allowed Susan to continue working each day toward this exhibit. The result is a breathtaking collection of nearly 100 paintings, ceramics, painted wood constructions, soft sculptures, and drawings.
We are thrilled to share Susan’s extraordinary work with you, joyously reopening our fall season.
We welcome all visitors safely, with masks and appropriate distancing.
Huge thank you to Susan Carr for your dedication, patience, and this exquisite body of work.
See you all here, xo Ellen & Julie
Susan Carr: In My Room Opens This Saturday & Sunday: Sept 12 & 13th, 1-5pm On view Saturdays and Sundays 1-5pm and by appointment through Sunday, November 8th
Space Case installation view featuring Chloë Shupe, April Childers, Hilary McWilliams, Jodi Hays, and David Onri Anderson.
We hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy and sane these days. We haven’t written in a while and have some updates for you!
Thanks to your boundless generosity, LABspace has been able to support artists we love, and to help raise money for some great organizations throughout this uncertain and stressful time.
YOU— our thriving community of artists and art lovers— have collectively raised over $7600 for Black Visions Collective, The Loveland Foundation, Black Women’s Blueprint, Trans Justice Funding Project, and more inspiring funds that make a positive impact every day. We have been thrilled to help facilitate these donations through artwork sales on our LABspace Instagram page, and we continue to do so. We hope to reach $10,000 in donations, details below on how to support this goal. Thank you all so much for the love that you have shown!
Also thanks to you, our initial LABspace fundraiser has successfully carried us through months of being closed. We are beyond thrilled to be able to move forward with our IRL gallery programming!
Up next, we invite you to please visit us for the Closing Weekend of Space Case, Sat & Sun Aug 1st & 2nd, 1-5pm. We have halted commissions for the remainder of this show, so all new sales are at 50% listed prices, to be paid directly to the artists. There are still many gems yet to be claimed!
And please Save-the-Date for our opening weekend of Susan Carr’s solo exhibition, In My Room, Saturday and Sunday September 12th & 13th, 1-5pm. We can’t wait to share Sue’s new work with you! Please message us if you’d like to receive a PDF Preview.
Thank you, dear friends! Please be safe out there. We look forward to seeing you all SOON.
Sending love to you and yours,
xo Julie & Ellen
Next up at LABspace:
1. Space Case closing, 2. Susan Carr opening, 3. Fundraising for great causes continues.
Allyson Mellberg Taylor in Space Case, featured on Karlyn Benson’s Art Valley blog. Click photo to read the backstory of Space Case, and to subscribe to this great new resource for art in the area.
1. Space Case Closing Weekend: Sat & Sun, Aug 1st & 2nd, 1-5pm. Last chance to see this joyous celebration of artist-run exhibition spaces throughout VA, NC & TN.We have halted commissions for the remainder of this show, so all new sales are at 50% listed prices, to be paid directly to the artists.
Collectors are welcome to pick up their acquisitions anytime during these hours. If you are unavailable this weekend, please message us to visit another time. Thank you!
HUGE THANKS to Karlyn Benson for featuring Space Case on her Art Valleyblog. Click photo above to read the backstory of how this show came to be!
Susan Carr, Young Susan as Aunt Lou, 2020, oil on wood, 12 x 12 inches. Message us for a PDF Preview of Susan's upcoming solo exhibition.
2. Opening weekend of Susan Carr’s solo exhibition In My Room, Saturday & Sunday, Sept 12th & 13th, 1-5pm. Please save the date!We look forward to welcoming guests for masked, limited capacity visits during gallery hours to view this installation of nearly 100 new works that Susan has made this past year. Message us to receive a PDF preview of her paintings, painted wood sculptures, ceramics, and soft sculptures. We are so thankful to Susan for her patience while we replanned and rescheduled her exhibition, originally intended for this past spring. We. Can’t. Wait.
Ian Myers, snood, egg tempera on panel, 8 x 6 inches, 2020, $300 (+ $10 shipping). 100% proceeds to the Marsha P. Johnson Institute.
3. Fundraising for great causes continues on Instagram. Please follow us there, and scroll below to view a sampling of available works. We are so indebted to all the artists who have donated 100% proceeds to these phenomenal organizations, and to you fellow artists and art lovers who continue to collect and support this endeavor. Our total donations have now surpassed $7600. Please take a look and help us reach $10,000! We will continue posting new works on our LABspace Instagram each week. Please message us to claim artwork featured here. Thank you, friends!
Cynthia Mason, Black Hole, 2019, linen, porcelain, shredded documents, black velvet, apoxie, oil, ink, graphite, thread, grommet, 10 x 10 x 1.5 inches, $300 (shipping included). 100% proceeds to The Okra Project.
Jennifer Coates, 3 figures 4 deer, 2020, gouache and colored pencil on paper, 8 x 10 inches, $400 (+ 10 shipping). 100% proceeds to The Okra Project.
Berly Brown, Diamond Time, 2020, oil, acrylic, pumice, and glass beads on canvas, 14 x 11 x 1 inches, $350 (+ shipping) or free drop-off within capital region. 100% proceeds to Black Women’s Blueprint.
Seth Koen, 1993, 2020, wood, 7 x 9 x 5 inches, $1000 (+ shipping). 100% proceeds to Black Women’s Blueprint.
Carol Retsch Bogart, Woven Matrix, 2019, thread, paper pulp, wax, 13 x 13 inches in maple floater frame, $295 (shipping included). 100% proceeds to Black Women’s Blueprint.
Elisa Soliven, Untitled, Pair, 2020, oil pastel on paper, 9 x 12 inches, $150 (+ shipping). 100% proceeds to the Justice for Breonna Taylor gofundme.
Chieko Murasugi, Little Watershed, 2020, mixed media including arches paper, acrylic, ink, cotton kimono fabric, nori (dried seaweed), cheesecloth, and rabbit skin glue, 22 x 15 x 4 inches, $300 (+ shipping). 100% proceeds to The Loveland Foundation.
Ellen Letcher and Julie Torres, Moon Broom, 2018, acrylic, color pencil, and collage on panel, 12 x 12 inches, $300 (local pick-up/drop-off, or shipping included). 100% proceeds to Therapy for Black Girls.