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Monday, July 15, 2024

UPSTATE ART WEEKEND: THURSDAY JULY 18-SUNDAY JULY 21, 12-6PM

Pauline Decarmo courtesy Erin Perrazzelli

Pauline Decarmo at the opening reception of her Solo Exhibition, ins and outs and ups and downs. Photo courtesy Erin Perrazzelli. Exhibition checklist.

UPSTATE ART WEEKEND



THURSDAY-SUNDAY

12-6PM



🎉



PAULINE DECARMO:

ins and outs and ups and downs






Hello friends!


See you here Thursday-Sunday 12-6pm for Upstate Art Weekend!


On view is Pauline Decarmo’s Solo Exhibition: ins and outs and ups and downs


Find us at #70 on the map


Huge thank you to Pauline Decarmo for her extraordinary work


Read more about Pauline’s exhibition below



See you soon!

XO Ellen + Julie

A visitor at the opening reception, courtesy Kristi Sangster

A visitor. Photo courtesy Kristi Sangster. Inquiries: julielabspace@gmail.com. Exhibition checklist.



ins and outs and ups and downs:



As Hudson NY artist Pauline Decarmo began work for her second solo exhibition at LABspace, she experienced a severe flare up of chronic lymphedema, a result of cancer treatment in late 2017. This painful condition makes it impossible for Pauline to paint with her dominant hand.

Fearing that she would have to postpone the show indefinitely, Pauline set out to paint the entire exhibition with her left hand. She had attempted this method of working for about three months in early 2018, while healing from a mastectomy.


The resulting work is powerful, life affirming and triumphant. Pauline Decarmo has created a suite of paintings that spans the breadth of human emotion.

Of this new body of work, Pauline writes:


These paintings are self portraits. But they can also be a portrait of anyone— Perhaps the viewer.





Pauline Decarmo: ins and outs and ups and downs


Solo Exhibition

July 13-August 11, 2024

Exhibition Checklist



Extended hours for Upstate Art Weekend:

Thursday July 18th-Sunday July 21st, 12-6pm



Normal Gallery Hours:

Saturdays and Sundays 1-5pm through August 11th



SAVE-THE-DATE:

Conversation with Pauline Decarmo and Taliesin Thomas: Sunday July 28th at 2pm








Pauline Decarmo has received generous funding from the Columbia County Legislature, administered by CREATE Council on the Arts.




LABspace is located below Hillsdale General Store, and Cook & Larder



17 miles east of Hudson NY

13 miles east of The Campus Upstate

17 miles north of Millerton NY

11 miles west of Great Barrington MA




LABspace was founded and directed by artist Susan Jennings 2014-2018, and has been the curatorial project of artists Ellen Letcher and Julie Torres since April 2018.


In April, we celebrated our sixth year of programming since taking the reins, thanks to all of you and to SJ.

Friday, July 5, 2024

Pauline Decarmo Solo Exhibition Opens Saturday July 13th, 1-5pm

Pauline Decarmo, CHAMPION, 2024, acrylic on wood panel, 30 x 30 inches. On view in Pauline Decarmo’s solo exhibition, ins and outs and ups and downs. Opening Next Saturday, July 13th, 1-5pm. Inquiries: julielabspace@gmail.com. Exhibition checklist coming soon.

OPENING

SATURDAY

JULY 13

1-5PM



🎉



PAULINE DECARMO:

ins and outs and ups and downs




Solo Exhibition


Hello friends!


We hope that you are all enjoying this holiday week


Please join us Saturday, July 13th, 1-5pm for the Opening Reception of Pauline Decarmo: ins and outs and ups and downs!


This is Pauline Decarmo’s second solo exhibition at LABspace, and she will be here to meet you next Saturday


Please also SAVE-THE-DATE for a Conversation with Pauline Decarmo and arts writer Taliesin Thomas on Sunday July 28 at 2pm

Pauline’s exhibition will be on view with extended hours for
Upstate Art Weekend: Thursday July 18th-Sunday July 21st, 12-6pm. Find us at #70 on the map


Thank you so much,
Pauline Decarmo! ❤️



We look forward to seeing you here soon,

XO Ellen + Julie

Pauline Decarmo, blue sky, 2024, acrylic on wood panel, 24 x 24 inches. On view in Pauline Decarmo’s solo exhibition, ins and outs and ups and downs. Opening Next Saturday, July 13th, 1-5pm. Inquiries: julielabspace@gmail.com. Exhibition checklist coming soon.



Hudson NY artist Pauline Decarmo returns to LABspace with her second solo exhibition of paintings.


Ongoing illness resulting from cancer in 2017 has prevented Pauline from using her dominant hand.


To make work for this exhibition, she has taught herself to paint with her left hand.


Pauline writes:


These paintings are self portraits. But they can also be a portrait of anyone. Perhaps the viewer.



Pauline Decarmo: ins and outs and ups and downs


Solo Exhibition

July 13-August 11, 2024


Saturdays and Sundays 1-5pm



Opening Reception with the artist: Saturday July 13th, 1-5pm




SAVE-THESE-DATES


Extended hours for
Upstate Art Weekend: Thursday July 18th-Sunday July 21st, 12-6pm

Conversation with
Pauline Decarmo and Taliesin Thomas: Sunday July 28th at 2pm

Closing Party with the artist: Sunday August 11th, 1-5pm




LABspace is located below Hillsdale General Store, and Cook & Larder



17 miles east of Hudson NY

13 miles east of The Campus Upstate

17 miles north of Millerton NY

11 miles west of Great Barrington MA




LABspace was founded and directed by artist Susan Jennings 2014-2018, and has been the curatorial project of artists Ellen Letcher and Julie Torres since April 2018.


In April, we celebrated our sixth year of programming since taking the reins, thanks to all of you and to SJ.

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

GUZMAN BOOK-SIGNING + CLOSING PARTY THIS SUNDAY JUNE 30 @ 2PM

Installation view of GUZMAN: Family/Values courtesy artist Denise Corley

Installation view of GUZMAN: Family/Values, courtesy artist Denise Corley. Final Weekend! Saturday and Sunday 1-5pm. Closing Party and Book-Signing with GUZMAN: This Sunday June 30 at 2pm. Exhibition checklists: Gallery One and Kurt + Courtney.

FINAL WEEKEND!




SATURDAY + SUNDAY

1-5PM




BOOK-SIGNING + CLOSING PARTY
THIS SUNDAY

JUNE 30
2PM




🏃🏻‍♀️




GUZMAN: Family/Values




Recent Photos

and

Kurt + Courtney

Thank you @fkyeahcourtneylove

GUZMAN’s photography book Family Values is out now via powerHouse Books! Book design: Naomi Falk. Image courtesy Sydnie Hyams. Book-Signing with GUZMAN: This Sunday June 30 at 2pm. All images in the book are available as special order prints. Inquiries: julielabspace@gmail.com.





Hello friends,


We look forward to seeing you Saturday + Sunday 1-5pm for the FINAL WEEKEND of GUZMAN: Family/Values!


Please join us for a Closing Party with GUZMAN, and a Book-Signing of their
Family Values photography book: SUNDAY at 2PM 🎉


The signing will take place after a brief Q+A with Connie and Russell


A limited amount of books are available for sale at the gallery  


Huge thank you to GUZMAN, music journalist Michael Azerrad, publisher powerHouse Books, book designer Naomi Falk, and artist/arts writer Carol Diehl who first conceived of the book and made the invaluable introduction to get this project started 🩷





GUZMAN is Constance Hansen and Russell Peacock, a married couple who have been taking photographs collaboratively for 40 years


This is their second exhibition at LABspace

Gallery One features an installation of inkjet prints on Japanese rice paper, many incorporating collage and persimmon hand-dyeing. The couple often appear in costume with handmade masks, and disguised as ominous figures inhabiting familiar haunts. These photographs act as a visual diary of GUZMAN’s travels and inner lives


Gallery Two showcases outtakes from their 1992 Kurt + Courtney photoshoot for Spin magazine, now published in photobook Family Values via powerHouse Books, with an introduction by Michael Azerrad


These photographs are available to purchase, for the first time ever, at LABspace


We can’t wait to see you here this weekend!

XO Ellen + Julie





GUZMAN (Constance Hansen and Russell Peacock of South Egremont MA) with their exhibition Family/Values. Final Weekend! Saturday and Sunday 1-5pm. Closing Party and Book-Signing with GUZMAN: This Sunday at 2pm. Exhibition checklists: Gallery One and Kurt + Courtney. Photo courtesy artist Sue Muskat Knoll.





GUZMAN: Family/Values 

Recent Photos and Kurt + Courtney



FINAL WEEKEND!

Saturday + Sunday 1-5pm



CLOSING PARTY + BOOK-SIGNING of Family Values: THIS SUNDAY JUNE 30 at 2PM ✍️


The signing will take place after a brief Q+A with Connie and Russell





Gallery One Checklist


Kurt + Courtney Checklist





Recent Press for GUZMAN:


Hyperallergic

Upstate Diary Issue 18

Chronogram

CNN

People Magazine

AnOther Magazine

NME



LABspace is located below Hillsdale General Store, and Cook & Larder


17 miles east of Hudson NY

17 miles north of Millerton NY

11 miles west of Great Barrington MA





LABspace was founded and directed by artist Susan Jennings 2014-2018, and has been the curatorial project of artists Ellen Letcher and Julie Torres since April 2018.


We are now celebrating our sixth year of programming since taking the reins, thanks to all of you and SJ!

Monday, April 29, 2024

GUZMAN: Family/Values, May 4-June 30, 2024

two people standing in the snow holding child

GUZMAN, Woodheads, limited edition archival inkjet print. On view in Family/Values, opening this Saturday May 4. Inquiries: julielabspace@gmail.com. Full exhibition checklist here.

SATURDAY MAY 4

1-5PM




Opening Reception




GUZMAN: Family/Values



Recent Photos

and

Kurt + Courtney


a book about family values on a table with flowers

Advance copy of Family Values, snapshot courtesy GUZMAN. Book Signing at LABspace on Closing Day, SUNDAY JUNE 30th at 2PM. Pre-order here.




Hello friends!


Please join us Saturday May 4th, 1-5pm for the Opening Reception of GUZMAN: Family/Values!


We are excited for GUZMAN’s return to LABspace with a new exhibition of recent photographs in Gallery One

Gallery Two will showcase outtakes from their famed 1992
Kurt + Courtney photo shoot for Spin magazine. These photographs will be available to purchase for the first time, at LABspace


GUZMAN’s photobook of the rare Kurt + Courtney images, Family Values, comes out in June via powerHouse Books and Simon & Schuster. Forward written by Michael Azerrad

Book Signing at LABspace on Closing Day: SUNDAY JUNE 30 at 2PM! We’ll have limited books available for purchase at the gallery, and you are welcome to
bring your own copy


Please also check out GUZMAN's feature in Upstate Diary Issue 18



Of their recent work, to be exhibited in Gallery One, GUZMAN write:



Rather than confronting our thoughts and ideas directly, we choose to look at things a bit more obliquely. This approach can raise more questions than answers, and that is our preferred mode of working. We are two photographers who examine the state of the world with a sideways glance.



Thank you Connie and Russell!



See you here soon!

XO Ellen + Julie

a book about family values on a table with flowers

Advance copy of Family Values snapshot courtesy GUZMAN. Book Signing at LABspace on Closing Day, SUNDAY JUNE 30th at 2PM. Pre-order here.




GUZMAN: Family/Values 
Recent Photos and
Kurt + Courtney


May 4-June 30, 2024
Saturdays + Sundays 1-5pm



GUZMAN Family Values Book Signing at LABspace on Closing Day, SUNDAY JUNE 30th at 2PM


GUZMAN featured in Upstate Diary Issue 18


LABspace is located below Hillsdale General Store, and Cook & Larder



17 miles east of Hudson NY

17 miles north of Millerton NY

11 miles west of Great Barrington MA



LABspace was founded and directed by artist Susan Jennings 2014-2018, and has been the curatorial project of artists Ellen Letcher and Julie Torres since April 2018.


We are now celebrating our sixth year of programming since taking the reins, thanks to all of you and SJ!