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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Double Vision: Artists Who Instagram September 16 - October 7

Erick Johnson and Janice Caswell in conjunction with LABspace are pleased to present “Double Vision:  Artists who Instagram." This exhibition opens on Saturday, September 16th with a reception for the artists from 5-7pm. The show runs from September 16 – October 7, 2017.

LABspace is located at 2642 NY Route 23 just west of NY Route 22 in Hillsdale in Hillsdale. The gallery is open from 11-5 on Saturdays and by appointment.

Artists Featured in "Double Vision: Artist Who Instagram" Include:

Rosaire Appel
Janice Caswell
Erick Johnson
Mary Lum
Tom Martinelli
Liz Nielsen
Chris Sauter
Karen Schifano
Karen Schiff

Artists have long turned to photography as a means of augmenting their studio practice or as an end in itself. But today so many of us have a camera on hand and numerous ways to instantly display, share, edit and store images, changing how we interact with what we see.

“Double Vision” investigates the sometimes blurred line between studio and street. When the artist leaves the studio, what do they “see” and what do they photograph? Is it an extension of their vision, a corollary practice, or something in between? How do the two feed each other?

The curators, artists who are active Instagram users themselves, became aware of many others who are taking photos that seem directly connected to the art they make. Their photographs clearly relate to their studio work, though none of these artists consider themselves photographers or envision their photographs being presented as their art.

This show pairs the artists’ studio work with a sampling of the photographs they’ve shared on Instagram, allowing the two to coexist in the gallery space and highlighting their connections to
each other.

There is a catalog accompanying this show available at the gallery which can be viewed following this link

The image above is a photo posted on Instagram by the artist Tom Martinelli 

For more information, other or larger images contact Susan Jennings at or visit

LABspace was founded and is directed by the artist and musician 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.

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