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Current June 2017 Exhibition – Peter Richards

Two Solo Exhibitions for First Friday Art Walk!

Opening Reception: Friday, June 2 from 5 – 9pm
Exhibition Duration: June 2 – July 1, 2017

The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery:
‘A Hair in the Stars and Grass’
by Peter Richards

Peter Richards – ‘If I Remember Those Seas Out of Kenai’

The Backspace Gallery:
‘Character Witness’
by Alex Costantino

Alex Costantino – ‘Resilience’

A pair of prolific studio members of The Backspace Gallery, Peter Richards and Alex Costantino, launch exciting solo exhibitions to kick off this June’s First Friday Art Walk!
With the loss of our auxiliary gallery, The Backspace, in June, this will be our last First Friday Art Reception in there…so don’t miss it!
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‘A Hair in the Stars and Grass’
Peter Richards
June 2 – July 1, 2017

In this new work I want each piece to tell a story, but with only the aura of a story and perhaps its setting doing the telling. I enjoy reading stories and so I’m interested in the ways stories evoke, transport, and enlist the reader into adventures built more out of atmosphere, tone, and voice, than what is ostensibly narrative. While events in life are important, I find it curious, and perhaps it stands as a rule—a great novel is great always despite it’s story. So I look in this new work to explore the question— outside of figure, what are some of the utilities a painting enjoys for creating realities that are at once habitable, intimate, and convincing, I’m also curious about the activity that exists somewhere in the overlap between viewing a painting and reading a text. I like to populate my paintings (suggestively) with what might be perceived as purely imaginary letters, and from alphabets and languages that are equally imagined. Imagined, but are they real? and if so, what are the semiotic, aesthetic, and spatial consequences when such lettering presents itself as not only imaginary, but also biological in form, and sentient in disposition? For me the question occurs simultaneous with the painting becoming embryonic in its outcome, and perhaps even still astral yet in the stage and mode it presents itself to the viewer. And as much as I want my painting to each one tell the particular story of how it came into being, it’s also true I wish for the viewer’s attention to absorb into the painting as one of its happily imagined, and living constituents.

Peter Richards – ‘The Slips’

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‘Character Witness’
Alex Costantino
May 27 – June 3, 2017

Although these are images riddled and defined by abstraction, still they are images of human beings experiencing change, life, transformation. They are meant at once to be paintings- objects concerned with their own materiality and the manner of their creation- as well as communions of artist and subject. What makes them portraits is, as much as anything, that they are not the human beings they represent.

Every portrait is a fiction, just as every painting is simultaneously an engagement with a subject and, in itself, an inert object. Whether full scale nudes or merely a pair of hands, these paintings are meant to capture some measure of an individual- some measure of the subjects’ emotional residue, of their physical presence, of their life lived apart from being a subject. And because these paintings depict people through varied ages and stages of life, these pictures communicate that transition. Each one is being, and becoming.

Alex Costantino – ‘Domenica’

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Gallery Hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 12 – 5pm

The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery
266 Pine Street, Suite 105, Burlington, VT
See you soon, enjoy!

‘7 Year Itch’ A Closing Celebration for The Backspace

Dance! Dance! Dance!

‘7 Year Itch’
A Celebration of 7 Years of Arts and Events in The Backspace!

Saturday, June 3rd | 9pm – 1am | Doors at 8


Acts every 30 minutes!
$10 at the Door | Cash Bar | Be there!
7 Performances and Surprises to Send You Into Orbit;

Short and Sick Sets by;
Leif Hunneman of State Vector Collapse (DJ)
Throat of the Loon (Performance Art)
Blowtorch (Punk Rock)
Entrance to Trains (Indie Rock)
Gnomedad (Saxophone/Funk)
Synesthesia (DJ)
Clothcutter (DJ)

Artwork on display during the event; bright and beautiful work by Alex Costantino in his solo exhibition ‘Character Witness’

Scent Landscaping inspired by the artwork by Alice & the Magician
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The Backspace Gallery is closing this weekend and heck if we’re not going out without a bang!! The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery will continue to operate studio spaces surrounding the main gallery, though we are losing our event space, so we may as well get funky one last time!

Expect punk, funk, indie, dj’s, performance, video projections…and some sweet surprises! See you there!
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The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery | 266 Pine Street | Burlington, VT

Corner of Pine and Kilburn
Look for the Spaceman mural!

‘7 Year Itch’ artwork design, event header by David Magnanelli

 

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.”

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!


 

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