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Call to Artists: Small Works Holiday Exhibtion

Small Works Holiday Exhibition

Non-Juried! Artists of all trades may exhibit work that measures 12″ or smaller in all directions! 

Small Works Exhibition Registration Form
Open Now Until Thursday, December 1 at 3pm.

Seeking work for a ‘Small Works’ Exhibition, a two month show!
Open to all artists and mediums. Non-juried, though all work must measure 12″ or smaller in all directions, (excluding any mounting or framing). $5 entry fee per submission, up to ten pieces.

Work will be installed in a horizontal line spanning the walls of the main exhibition room. Visitors may cruise the room and pick out their favorites!

Open for First Friday Art Walks:
December 2nd & January 6, South End Holiday Markets through the month, and gallery open hours.

Gallery Receptions, First Friday Art Walk:

Friday December 2, 2016 from 5 – 9pm
Friday January 6, 2017 from 5 – 9pm

Gallery Open Hours: Thursday – Saturdays from 12 – 5pm

Exhibition Duration: December 2 – January 28th

Enjoy! We look forward to seeing you and your work! We have found some exceptional talent over the years through this exhibition.

 

Small Works Example, Steve Sharon 'A Time to Explode'

Small Works Example, Steve Sharon ‘A Time to Explode’

 

Small Works Exhibition Registration Form
Open Now Until Thursday, December 1 at 3pm.

Drop Off Dates:

Sunday – Wednesday, November 27th – 30th from 3 – 6pm

Final Drop Off: Thursday, December 1st from 12 – 3pm

See you soon!

On View Now; ‘IRL’ by Christy Mitchell & ‘Artrocities’ by Frank DeAngelis

‘IRL’     

Multimedia works ‘In Real Life’ with Christy Mitchell

'IRL' of Christy Mitchell by Luke Awtry

‘IRL’ of Christy Mitchell by Luke Awtry

November 4 – 26, 2016
Open Thursdays – Saturdays from 12 – 5pm

Opening Reception;
First Friday Art Walk, November 4th 5 – 10pm

Romance in the digital age as a woman ‘seeking’ is a treasure trove of miscommunications and preconceived notions of what the perfect partner should be. It gives you a two-dimensional view into the hopes and fears of single (and sometimes not so single) potential partners, communicating in profiles both eloquent and idiotic. Taking the leap from speaking to strangers online to meeting ‘in real life’, Christy Mitchell documents the often vulnerable process with humor and grace through photography, video, and mixed media compositions taken from the computer screen.


‘Artrocities’     

Paintings by Frank DeAngelis (aka Frankie D.)

'Losing Head Over Heart' by Frank DeAngelis

‘Losing Head Over Heart’ by Frank DeAngelis

Frank DeAngelis in the Studio

Frank DeAngelis in the Studio

November 4 – 26, 2016
Opening Reception;
Frank DeAngelis began painting for the first time only 7 months ago and has been passionately addicted ever since. Fueled by loud music and heartache, his favorite time to create is after midnight alone in the studio. The work is raw and gritty, featuring the artists’ heartfelt imagination, angst, excitement and love in each brush stroke. Canvas edges are not framed or painted over, ‘Frankie D.’ states, “My artwork is imperfect, much like life itself.”

‘IRL’ In Real Life with Christy Mitchell – 7Days Review

Looking for Love in the Digital Age: An Art Show

Art Review by Rachel Elizabeth Jones, Sevendays Vermont

Christy Mitchell by Matthew Thorsen

Christy Mitchell opened Burlington’s S.P.A.C.E. Gallery in 2009, and every November since 2012 she has mounted her own solo show. Sandwiched between the annual “Art of Horror” group show and holiday-centric displays of affordable works, her exhibitions are unabashedly personal. This year, with “IRL” (“in real life”), Mitchell smartly digs into the world of online dating as a straight female, using a variety of media to process her encounters. Experiences limited to the internet and those taken to the next level meet in this exhibition.

Mitchell’s seven distinct bodies of work comment on the broader experiences of women seeking male partnership in the digital age. But they also have an inherently place-based component, since Mitchell lives and works — and therefore sets her Tinder location — in Burlington.

“Tinder has a different application here than in New York City,” Mitchell says. The nuances of online dating in a rural area shine through in “Photo Friendly,” a series of framed images gleaned from user profiles and screenshots from singles platforms Tinder and OkCupid. Vermont users are no doubt familiar with seeing their faces in Tinder’s graphic epicenter accompanied by the text “There’s no one new around you.” Mitchell has placed her own small screenshot within the multiphoto frame.

Urban women are less likely to see that message — or so many photos of men posing with fish. Vermont Tinder is rampant with those images, Mitchell says — as if fishing were a de rigueur display of manliness here. A cluster of heart-shaped brass frames within “Photo Friendly” offers up such fishy screenshots. “Twenty percent of [their] profile is a fish,” Mitchell comments, “which says,Love me with this fish. He comes with the fish.”

In some parts of Vermont, Burlington included, setting one’s Tinder distance preferences to the maximum 100-mile radius means getting “access” to site members in Montréal.

For Mitchell, a digitally initiated friendship with a man in the Québec metropolis sparked the photo series “Prince Charming Has a Foot Fetish.” The two shared approximately 5,000 messages over a three-month period, Mitchell reveals, during which he revealed his sexual proclivity for feet. In six photographs taken of Mitchell by local photographer Luke Awtry — whom she also met on Tinder — she cleverly melds her own search for romance with the story of Cinderella.

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Prince Charming Has A Foot Fetish, Christy Mitchell by Luke Awtry

For the photographs, Mitchell used fishnet stockings, a no-frills blue dress and a pair of aptly named Public Desire clear plastic boots (aka glass slippers) as props. In some photos, she places herself in an ambiguous, attic-like space, confined like the Cinder girl. The underlying sentiment that modern love is no fairy tale is cleverly subverted by the suggestion that a fairy tale is also no fairy tale. Waiting to be “rescued” by love may be boring, high heels make your feet hurt, and Prince Charming may have unexpected tastes. Mitchell writes in her exhibition text: “In this case, the real Prince Charming can be perceived as the artist herself, creating an internal dialog of what it means to be desired and finding love within her own mind and creative meanderings.”

As a viewer takes in the “Prince Charming” series, the 15-foot-wide projection “Photobooth Façade” plays on a loop on the gallery’s blank wall. Hundreds of Mitchell’s computer selfies fly by, from sultry, red-lipsticked poses to full-on goofball faces. Of the hundreds, Mitchell reports, she put only 10 into play on her dating profiles. The piece speaks to the often funny, vulnerable and embarrassing reality of self-creation and curation when one is looking for love.

Humor is a crucial element of the exhibition, balancing a sense of frustration with a healthy appreciation for the absurd. In “IRL,” Awtry captures Mitchell in the “bar scene,” smoking and wearing a gorilla mask. “Little Black Book” is a “talking photo album” issued by RadioShack circa 2005, which Mitchell has filled with upbeat stock photography of couples and groups smiling in various locations — with a puppy in bed, having drinks at a bar. When you press a photo’s corresponding button, a computer voice reads messages that Mitchell — or, in one case, her friend — received on dating platforms. These range from relatively innocuous lines about sushi to words of male frustration or sexual aggression, such as “Let me lick. Let me lick. Let me lick. Let me lick.”

“Wash That Man Right Out” encapsulates the understated humor of surrealist objects in a way reminiscent of Swiss artist Méret Oppenheim’s iconic 1936 “Object,” a fur-covered teacup saucer and spoon. For “Wash,” Mitchell replaced the cord and speaker of an old-fashioned rotary phone with a long braid of synthetic blond hair and a Lucite showerhead. The piece is named for the 1949 song “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair,” written by Rodgers and Hammerstein for the Broadway musical South Pacific. Some visitors, Mitchell says, have seen in the piece a gesture toward the “synthetic communication that we’re getting these days.”

She notes that as she constructed the exhibition, her own online dating shifted to a process of “research and documentation.” By entwining her art practice and her romantic life, Mitchell has created a space for herself and others to consider the gender roles, rituals and vulnerabilities, new and old, that have emerged on the digital dating frontier.

What is love, anyway? It’s hard to say, but Mitchell offers this: “Love in the digital age is very difficult.”

Gasp!! The Art of Horror is haunting The Space Gallery!

The Art of Horror

Grand Opening Party – Saturday, October 1st from 6 – 11pm

First Friday Art Walk –  Friday, October 7th from 5 – 10pm

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‘The Woods Witch’ by Matthew Sylvester

The Art of Horror  October 1 – 29, 2016

The S.P.A.C.E. & Backspace Galleries, with guest curators Beth Robinson of Strange Dolls and Sarah Vogelsang-Card of HAVOC Gallery, invite you to the 8th annual Art of Horror Exhibition!

Works in the exhibit will represent the beautiful side of decay, the finer points of blood letting, and that special something inside a depraved mind! Muwahahaha.

Opening Reception Party is Saturday, October 1st from 6 – 11pm with a huge thanks to our sponsor Switchback Brewing Company!

Suggested donation: $5 at the door. This event is not recommended for children but is open to the general public. Costumes are highly encouraged! For one night only, indulge your senses with dark imagery from Vermont artists and spirit conjuring performance art. Top off the night (from 9 – 11pm) with live music by Burlington’s only Goth/Industrial band Nechromancer and DJ’s Vetica, Gabriel Night, and Tyrant playing industrial, gothic and dark EBM.

Performances of Dance, Burlesque, Fire, Blood, Puppets, Music and everything that will delight your dark hearts by:

Throat of the Loon
Baseema
Callous
Leanan Sidhe
Tara Klang with live instrumentals by Barry Dobrin
Rebecca Castellano and Joe Netzel
Live music by Sitra Ahra
VT~F.A.E.
The Accaliae
Frankie Symonds
Green Mountain Cabaret Sugar Shakers
Cirque de Fuego
…and test your fear in Immersive Horror with VRMont (Jake Blend & Kip Steele)

Nechromancer has been called upon to summon their unique brand of dark and sexy industrial dance music. Drawing inspiration from an array of artists such as VNV Nation, Type O Negative, and The Sisters of Mercy, the four-piece band will be performing their full catalog of originals and covers to keep the night going, with additional support by Industrial/Goth DJ’s Vetica, Gabriel Night, and Tyrant.

First Friday Art Walk Reception is Friday, October 7th from 5 – 10pm enjoy the work again and again, remember that purchases directly support the artists, the gallery, and how badass your home looks!

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‘Carrie’ by Lila Rees

Exhibition Duration: October 1 – 29, 2016
Gallery Hours: 
Thursday – Saturdays from 12 – 5pm

The S.P.A.C.E. & Backspace Galleries
266 Pine Street, Suite 105 + 106
Burlington, VT 05401
www.spacegalleryvt.com
for inquiries and appointments, contact spacegalleryvt@gmail.com

ART HOP IS HERE! South End Art Hop 2016 at The Space Gallery

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Represent! 2016 South End Art Hop at The Space Gallery

September 9 – 11, 2016         Greetings hoppers! 

The Space Gallery is celebrating their 8th Art Hop in the South End Arts District! It’s that time of year again, where our studio artists and guests show off their hard work and creative enterprises. This is also that time for you, as the viewer to support the work, by exploring and learning what you like, and taking artwork home with you. Nearly 50 artists have set up displays in our galleries for your viewing pleasure, we are sooo looking forward to showing you!

What to expect; surprises!

18 working artist studios are set up for you to meet the artist, check out what they make day to day, buy what they have on hand or commission a custom work!

25 guest artists are using The Space Gallery walls to showcase a selection of their artwork!

7 artists will be within their own ‘artist market’ style booths in The Backspace Gallery with work large and small of varying mediums for you to purchase directly from them all weekend long!

Explore the building; The Soda Plant hosts a diverse range of independent creative business from Recycle Moe, Aaron Stein’s Revival Studio, Alice and the Magician, Conant Metal & Light, Vintage Inspired, Jane Koplewitz Jewelry, and much more!

South End Art Hop 2016 Hours:
Friday, September 9th: 5pm – midnight
Saturday, September 10th: 10am – 10pm
Sunday, September 11: 11am – 4pm

Gallery Hours: September 9th – 24th
Thursday – Saturdays from 12 – 5pm

See you soon!


 

South End Art Hop 2016 at The Space Gallery

 

South End Art Hop 2016
at The Space Gallery

Artists of all trades may exhibit at The Space Gallery during our largest event, the South End Art Hop in September 2016!

South End Art Hop Registration Form at The Space Gallery

Space at Space

You have three opportunities to show at Space and may choose one or more options that work for you: 

1. Showcase your work on the Space Gallery Walls; you will recieve a wall space to suit your needs with an average size of 4′ x 8′ tall or larger. Once you register, you may pick a wall space that is available and install your work as you see fit, during designated timeframes between August 30 – September 6, 2016. Exhibition duration from September 9 – 30. All work must be labeled on the back with your name, title, medium, and price if applicable. All artists must provide a full inventory of this work typed on a separate paper and the gallery will handle labeling. All sales, sales tax, and cc fees will also be handled by the gallery. Artists will recieve a check for 60% of all work sold during the month of September within 30 days of the closing of the exhibition. Please price accordingly, and enjoy the freedom of walking around the event while we handle your sales and promotion! 

2. Create a Market Booth; Familiar with the artist market style of exhibiting your work? Artists will receive a dedicated wall space at a minimum of 4′ wide by 8′ tall and floor space out to 5′. You set up your display, handle all labeling and sales. No commission will be taken from sales, you man your booth during open Art Hop hours, September 9 – 11, 2016. (you may desire to hire an assistant or volunteer during select times if you would like to walk around the event!)

3. Register Your Art Studio at Space; Do you have an artist studio within our studio collective? Register here to be listed with the gallery. You will display work in your studio as you see fit. All labels and sales will be handled by the artist, no commission will be taken. Would you like the gallery to handle your sales during designated times? Let us know! Interested in a studio space to rent for the month of September or longer? Email us @ spacegalleryvt@gmail.com for more info. 

Art Hop takes place during the following dates/times;

September 9th, Friday from 5pm – 10pm (or later!)

September 10th, Saturday from 10 am – 10pm

September 11th, Sunday from 11am – 4pm

Main exhibition areas will be open for public viewing through September 30, 2016.

The Space Gallery is looking forward to hosting you and your wonderful artwork! Enjoy!

South End Art Hop Registration Form at The Space Gallery

August First Friday Art Walk – Celebrate 85 Years of the NVAA Member Exhibition

August 2016 at Space: ‘NVAA Member Exhibition’

Return of the Prodigal Cows by David Goodrich

Return of the Prodigal Cows by David Goodrich


“NVAA at Space Gallery”      
Northern Vermont Arts Association Member Exhibition    

Exhibition Duration; August 5 – 27, 2016

Opening Reception; First Friday Art Walk, August 1 from 5 – 9pm

The Northern Vermont Artist Association was founded right here in Burlington, VT in 1931 by Harold S. Knight and a group of Vermont artists in search of venues for their art. One of the first members of this new art organization was the renowned American painter, Maxfield Parrish.

Waterfall by Maxfield Parrish, shown during the first NVAA Member exhibition in 1931

Waterfall by Maxfield Parrish, shown during the first NVAA Member exhibition in 1931

From 1932 through 1972 the NVAA held its annual show at the Robert Hull Fleming Museum at UVM. Exhibitions have since moved around Vermont in locations large enough for the membership. Over the last 85 years, many important Vermont artists have exhibited their work in one or more of these shows, including Francis Colburn, Ruth Mould, Stan Marc Wright, Emile Gruppe, Mary and Alden Bryan and Roy Kennedy.

Today, in addition to its venerable annual June show, the NVAA offers its members the opportunity to show their work in many lovely locations. Showing for the first time at The Space Gallery this August, the NVAA celebrates 85 years, right here with us in the heart of the South End Arts District in Burlington.


The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery & The Backspace Gallery
266 Pine Street, Suite 105 & 106
Burlington, VT
(802) 578-2512
www.spacegalleryvt.com
Gallery Hours; Weds – Sat 12 – 5pm