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February 2018: ‘HUSK’ – Artwork on Parasitic Relationships

HUSK

Artwork on Parasitic Relationships

February 2 – 24, 2018

Opening Reception:
First Friday Art Walk, February 2nd from 5 – 9pm

‘Me Too’ (detail) – by Beth Robinson and Annika Rundberg


The host/parasite relationship in nature is a strange, fascinating one. There are many reasons why this relationship exists, including population control, boosting immune response, aiding decomposition and supporting the food web. While most parasites do not kill their hosts, what compels those that do? In our culture, the word “parasite” has a decidedly negative connotation. Though literal parasites are seeking only to live, parasite/host relationships present between humans result in toxic power dynamics, financial instability, breakdowns of bodies and minds, and loss of benefit to both parties over time. The work in this exhibition was made to explore parasitic relationships in all their forms. Where do we get the energy we need to sustain ourselves? Are those sources sustainable or part of a system that ultimately depletes us? This group of female artists met over the course of six months to discuss their interpretations of the show concept. Each artist is exploring the theme from her own unique perspective. The work includes depictions of parasites in nature in addition to examinations of family dynamics, childbirth, beauty, sexuality, and dysfunctional relationships in the context of parasitism.


Participating Artists:
Beth Robinson
Annika Rundberg
Athena Kafantaris
Sarah Vogelsang
Martha Hull
Jenn LeBlanc
Lynne Reed
Alex Swaisgood
Janine Fleri


HUSK at The Space Gallery
February 2 – 24, 2018
Gallery Hours: Thurs – Sat from 12 – 5pm

‘Conjuring: She Rises’ May 5-27, 2017

May 2017 Exhibition –
‘Conjuring: She Rises’

13 Female Artists Communicate Power Through Art

May 5 – 27, 2017
Open Thursday – Saturday from 12-5pm

Opening Reception: First Friday Art Walk May 5, 5-9pm

Performances Start at 7:30pm by The Accaliae and Throat of The Loon followed by a ritual circle led by Morgan Stark.

A Spell To End Strife, Beth Robinson

Statement on ‘Conjuring: She Rises’:

325 years ago, the Salem Witch Trials were an example of a hysteria that people can experience when faced with fear. Witch hunts, whether hunting actual witches, or not, are a serious global threat. Conjuring: She Rises is a group show of 13 artists in honor of the anniversary of the Salem Witch Trial. These artists use art as a political agent of change to reclaim the power of vulnerability over terror.

She Dreams, Wylie Garcia


Participating Artists:

Beth Robinson
Leslie Fry
Athena Kafantaris
Christy Mitchell
Wylie Garcia
Sarah Vogelsang-Card
Meredith Muse
Morgan Stark
Nyx Black
Melaney Pettini
Leslie Roth
Annika Rundberg
Nikki Laxar

Design Support By:
Abigail Feldman

Ashes, Athena Kafantaris

On View Through May 27th, 2017

The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery Hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 12 – 5pm
Gallery Contact: Christy Mitchell, spacegalleryvt@gmail.com, (802) 578-2512