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Saturday, July 8, 2017

+1+1 Organizes "Hat Tip (artists choose artists)" at LABspace. Opening Reception Saturday, July 15th, 5-

LABspace and the NYC-based artist collective +1+1 announce the opening of "Hat Tip," with an artist reception on Saturday, July 15th from 5-7pm. The show runs through August 12th.

Tia Dale + Deb Todd Wheeler
Delano Dunn + Anna Ogier-Bloomer
Judith Linhares + Nicasio Fernandez
Nancy Shaver + Tracy Miller
Suzy Sureck + Amy Barkow
Karin Waskiewicz + Christian Maychack

Hat Tip is a group exhibition generated by each member of the +1+1 collective choosing an artist whose work they admire, and asking that artist to do the same, The organizing principle for Hat Tip is based on the idea that creative inspiration, provocation, and catalysts occur through relationships and connections to other creative minds. LABspace and +1+1 both value the fertility of artistic community, in Brian Eno's words the "ecology of talent" that exists through such interwoven connections.

Believing that artists know which work is best to show and which work best answers the call of the tipped hat of a colleague, the artist themselves have been trusted to choose what to exhibit. Hat Tip thus brings together artists at different points in their careers to build an exciting and unexpected visual dialogue.

+1+1 is an artist collective founded by Heather Cox, Janice Caswell, Beth Dary, Susan Jennings, Christy Speakman and Katarina Wong. The collective seeks to expand creative connections, encourage artist-driven curatorial experimentation, and spark cross-practice dialogue and collaboration.

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.
LABspace is located 2642 NY Rt 23 in Hillsdale, NY just west of NY Rt 22 in Hillsdale, NY. Gallery Hours are Saturdays 11-5, some Sundays (check our Facebook page and/or website) and by appointment via

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

"Come Together" at LABspace

"Come Together" is a community collaborative art project taking place in LABspace as well as at community centers in the area. The gallery is open by appointment and on Saturdays 11-5 with art supplies and lots of table top surface.Those who participate follow an algorithm to make paintings and works on paper. There is a coming together intersection in every painting as part of the algorithm (as well as a lot of room for personal choices.) Those who have already participated have had a great experience. Connecting and chatting while working is encouraged and a part of the together-coming. 

Later in the summer we shall announce a pot luck dinner and a silent auction of the work made during the open community studio. 50% of the proceeds will be donated to support children making art this summer in the community centers involved and 50% will go toward the expenses of the gallery in creating this project. The photo above is one of the completed paintings. The individual artists remain anonymous as it is the collective experience that is being explored with this project and work. People from 2-85, some who identify as artists and others who do not have participated thus far.