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Sunday, October 24, 2021

Sharon Butler + Susan Carr in Conversation at LABspace: Sunday October 24th, 3-4pm


Susan Carr, In my grandmother’s scarf, 2021, oil on canvas, 17 x 12 inches. Susan will bring this new self-portrait for her talk with Sharon on Sunday.

Sunday October 24th 3-4pm

Sharon Butler in Conversation with Susan Carr

LABspace is thrilled to welcome artist, arts writer, and Two Coats of Paint founder Sharon Butler for a talk with Susan Carr this Sunday October 24th, 3-4pm

They will discuss the paintings in Susan’s solo exhibition, Yonder, on view through November 14 at LABspace

This talk is outdoors, free, and open to the public. We expect a sunny, brisk autumn day. We encourage visitors to dress warmly and to please bring a chair and/or blanket and join us in the LABspace courtyard. We will provide hot coffee and freshly baked pies from farm-to-table favorite, Crossroads Food Shop.

Susan and Sharon will be available to meet and chat with visitors after the talk.

Huge thank you to Sharon Butler, Susan Carr, Crossroads Food Shop, and to Hillsdale musician LI, who will mic the event for us.

See you Sunday! XO El + Julie

Susan Carr, Strange flower, 2021, oil on wood, 22 x 12 x 3 inches. Susan will bring this new tabletop sculpture for her talk with Sharon on Sunday.

Sharon Butler in conversation with Susan Carr

Sunday October 24th, 3-4pm


2642 NY Route 23, Hillsdale NY 12529

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Located below Crossroads Food Shop and Hillsdale General Store

Stay nearby: Sylvan Motor LodgeEgremont Village InnThe Alander, and Swiss Hutte Inn

17 miles east of Hudson NY • 17 miles north of Millerton NY • 11 miles west of Great Barrington MA

Susan Carr: Yonder is on view Saturdays + Sundays 1-5pm through Sunday November 14

Susan Carr, Self-portrait with turtleneck, 2021, oil on wood, 12 x 9 inches, currently on view in Yonder at LABspace.

Susan Carr attended The School of the Museum of Fine arts Boston at Tufts in 2003 with a semester at Radcliffe and achieved her MFA in Video and photography. She won the prestigious Fifth year Traveling Scholars Award at the same institution in 1995 for painting. Her bachelors award was also attained at The School of The Museum of Fine Arts Boston at Tufts in 1994. Susan works in many mediums including sculpture, painting, the written word, photography and collage. She recently published a small memoir in 2019 called Tensions, a book of prose, poetry, photography and paintings. She is also looking forward to her third solo exhibition at LABspace in Hillsdale New York called Yonder in the fall. Susan also had a successful solo exhibition at Borghi gallery in Southampton New York in the Spring of 2021.

Being curious of most everything, Susan is a lifelong learner. She uses archetypes, metaphors, history, naivety and psychological ideas when pursuing her work. These motifs act like springboards for further investigation through medium and material. Susan stays grounded and has found joy through relationships with her family and children. Being a mother has been an indispensable and a vital part of her life and art practice. She has learned daily that life in its many spectrums is art. For Susan art is the totality of life, and that humility and love are crucial ingredients to making work. Art is a wonderful tool, best friend, and saving grace.

Sharon Butler, an American artist and arts writer, is widely known as the founder of Two Coats of Paint, a project which includes an influential art blog, Clubhouse conversations, a small press, and other initiatives. Her anti-heroic abstract paintings, based on daily drawings made in a phone app, are engaged with uncertainty, irresolution, and incompleteness– what, in a 2010 article in The Brooklyn Rail, she called Casualism. She has shown work nationally and internationally, including shows in New York at Theodore Gallery, Rick Wester Fine Art, a couple Art Fairs, Pocket Utopia. Upstate, she has shown with John Davis Gallery in Hudson, and Mattewan in Beacon. Over the years, she has received support from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, and the Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant. Sunnyside is her home, and, thanks to the generosity of the Two Trees Cultural Space Subsidy Program, her studio is down under the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge overpasses in Brooklyn. You can catch Two Coats of Paint conversations in the Clubhouse app every Monday at 11:30 am.