May 2019: Space Gallery Members Exhibition!

May Members Exhibition

May 3 – 25, 2019

First Friday Art Walk, May 3rd 5-9pm

‘Good Luck’, markers, colored pencils, charcoal pencils by Amanda Brunell

The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery turns 10 this year! Thank you for 10 years of support!

The Space Gallery is built on ideals of being accessible; to artists
and viewers alike! For us this means that you may show your artwork
regardless of your age, medium, and experience level. This means that
someone may visit the gallery who has not been in a formal exhibition
setting and ask any question and feel comfortable doing so. We take
pride in showing artists work and will always do so professionally!

‘Uninhabited Islands’, acrylic on canvas by Alexander Costantino

For all of May, over 40 Space Gallery Members showcase nearly 100 pieces of
artwork that they are proud of, is new for them, or best exemplifies
their specific style. This group will form the pool of artists that
will be represented in exhibitions throughout the coming year, enjoy!

‘Wolves Who See the Underworld’, gouache by Meili Stokes

 

February Exhibition: ‘All the Feels’

All the Feels

February 1 – 23, 2019

Opening Reception, First Friday, February 1

In Background; ‘Awe’ by Jeremy Goldberg

So how does that make you feel? Art has the ability to bring on strong emotions in the viewer. In Florence, Italy there have been so many known cases of visitors fainting due to the overwhelming concentration of extraordinary works of art, that there is even a name for it, the Stendhal or Florence syndrome. This February, The Space Gallery aims to strike you with a bit of cupid’s arrow causing a rapid heart rate, a sense of awe, and falling in love with works of art that express their feelings in a multitude of ways.

‘Triangle Boy’ oil on paper by Jessie Polk

 

Artists were encouraged to showcase work that was created with emotion, where the content of the piece itself exudes emotion, or if the goal of the piece was to elicit an emotional response in the viewer. See for yourself if you can interpret the original intention. In many cases, there is more than meets the eye, and it simply must be felt.

‘Rythmic Pathway’ acrylic on canvas by Nikki Laxar

Paired with an artist made Valentine’s Day Card Swap! Participants may register through February 1st for a mailbox, or help yourself to some supplies while visiting and make your own Valentine’s Card…inspired by the work in the exhibition!

Hi Valentine by Jake Rifken

Call to All Artists: Small Works! Holiday Exhibition at Space Gallery

Call to Artists: Small Works!

Holiday Exhibition at The Space Gallery

All artists, working in any medium may display work in the annual Small Works exhibition…the only criteria is that the work measure 12″ or smaller in each direction (any framing excluded)!

No pre-registration required! This exhibition is not juried, simply show up during drop off hours with your ready to hang artwork, an inventory sheet and an entry fee of $5 per piece. You may show between 1 and 10 pieces! See specifics below.

Email spacegalleryvt@gmail.com with questions or to inquire on shipping work into the show!

Drop Off Dates: Open 1 hour Later Than Normal Hours:

Thursday, November 29th from 12-6pm
Friday, November 30th from 12-6pm
Saturday, December 1st from 12-6pm

Special Drop Off Time Outside Normal Gallery Hours:

Monday, December 3rd from 3-6pm
Tuesday, December 4th from 6-7pm
Wednesday, December 5th from 6-7pm

Last Drop Off! Thursday, December 6th from 12-2pm


What to Bring:

  • Your talented self! No matter if you’ve shown 10 times or 0 times, we are happy to show your work and assist with pricing questions.
  • Your artwork! Bring 1 – 10 pieces that are ready to hang on a wall or a pedestal. Ready to hang means that the work can easily go on one nail or a hook. Please add wire or a sawtooth hanger when possible.
  • An inventory sheet! Clearly write your name and contact info, followed by the title, medium, and price of each piece you are dropping off. Please write your name and title on the back of each piece so we can match the two up. We will handle all the labeling and sales. Artists will receive 60% commission of their set prices.
  • Small entry fee! There is a $5 entry fee per piece submitted, everything will show and we do all the installation! Members to the gallery receive one entry free. If your work is priced under $40 inquire on a discounted entry fee.
  • That’s it! The gallery will handle everything else, along with two public art receptions!

Exhibition Duration: December 7, 2018 – January 19, 2019

First Friday Art Walk Receptions: 
Friday, December 7th from 5-9pm
Friday, January 4th from 5-9pm

Open Gallery Hours:
Thursdays – Saturdays from 12-5pm
and by appointment

Invite your friends and fans and enjoy free wine and refreshments, while we host the perfect chance for viewers to purchase artwork sized for gift giving or for keeping anyplace in the home or office!

 

We look forward to representing your work, see you soon!

April 2018: ‘Home Works’ by Kylie Dally and Corrine Yonce

Home Works

by Kylie Dally and Corrine Yonce

April 6 – 28, 2018

Opening Reception:
First Friday Art Walk, April 6th from 5 – 9pm


In honor of the anniversary of the passing of the Fair Housing Act and in remembrance of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968, April is set aside as National Fair Housing Month.

2018 coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. Former President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968, signing fair housing into law.

“Now, with this bill, the voice of justice speaks again,” Johnson said
as he signed the bill. “It proclaims that fair housing for all, all
human beings who live in this country, is now part of the American way of life.”


 

‘Guy Salvomini, South Burlington Community Housing’ acrylic on masonite by Corrine Yonce

This April, The Space Gallery is honored to show the wonderful work of Kylie Dally and Corrine Yonce who have created paintings of, with, and for the residents of Burlington Housing Authority.

‘Wharf Lane Community Painting’ with Kylie Dally

With the guidance of Kylie Dally, a series of nature paintings were created with residents of Wharf Lane Apartments in Burlington as a way to connect them with nature, art, and community. Utilizing plants sourced in the area, the work is to be permanently installed in their building this summer.

Residents wanted art, colorful walls, and to have some control over the appearance of their living environment, and with the financial assistance of a Burlington City Arts Community Fund Grant, the work has done just that.

‘Debra Pratt, Decker Towers’ acrylic on masonite by Corrine Yonce

Corrine Yonce’s series, ‘Voices of Home’ combines the audio narratives and painted portraits of affordable housing residents of Decker Towers and South Burlington Community Housing. The result is vibrant work that demonstrates the importance of safe, healthy, and affordable homes.

Yonce has received support for the project from Burlington City Arts, the Vermont Arts Council, Fair Housing Vermont, Curtis Lumber and worked in collaboration with Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition. She is currently the artist in resident at New City Gallery on Church Street, Burlington.

‘Warf Lane Community Painting’ with Kylie Dally

‘Home Works’
On View April 6 – 28, 2018
Gallery Hours: Thursday – Saturday 12 – 5pm

March 2018: ‘In The Moment’ collage work by Ashley Roark, Barbee Hauzinger, and Christy Mitchell

In The Moment

Collage Work by Ashley Roark, Barbee Hauzinger, and Christy Mitchell

March 2 – 31, 2018

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

Collage by Barbee Hauzinger – ‘In Search of the Waganauts’

Ashley Roark, Barbee Hauzinger, and Christy Mitchell have much in common; females in their thirties creating collage artwork…though their styles range from minimalism to conceptual, crossing a wide spectrum of time and eras with their materials and visual media.

Collage by Ashley Roark – ‘Balances’

Ashley Roark sees paper as a place holder for memories. These assemblages create a language through the layering and manipulation of materials. Roark uses inspiration from typography to create form, space and movement. Her work utilizes vintage paper, acrylic paint, gouache, graphite, and wax. This new series illustrates Roark’s current experimentation with an expanded color palette, adding new elements of pale pink and sienna to her traditionally muted tones.

Collage by Barbee Hauzinger – ‘LIFE Magazine September 14, 1962’

Barbee Hauzinger uses collage as a way to actualize a landscape, a scene, and a place in time that could never be captured through her other creative passion, photography, exclusively with paper from vintage books and magazines.

In her ‘Where You’d Want to Be Series’, Hauzinger creates familiar yet curious scenes; snapshots that exude a sense of strange sense of nostalgia for the viewer.  The landscapes themselves are beautiful; star studded skies, ethereal heavenly bodies, pristine wildernesses. Yet there is something eerie and off about them, like these places may just be too good to be true.

The second series, ‘Age of Ads’ goes about dissecting and exploring American consumerism and commercialism through the use of ads from a single piece of print material. The piece featured above from this series uses only one magazine, LIFE Magazine September 14, 1962, dissecting the moment in time to one message; utopia can be created if you just buy the correct products.

Collage by Christy Mitchell – ‘Traffic Jam Uptown’ (detail)

Christy Mitchell creates a sense of nostalgia in her collages through the use of color and imagery printed in magazines from the late 40’s – early 70’s, though the artist herself never lived in those decades. Her choice of settings and the people depicted appear as if in a scene or a still of an imagined movie. Utilizing media from those specific eras, the content was ‘of the moment’ in those years, though when placed in fresh compositions the work takes on a new life, commenting on broader implications of our current place within society and with each other. The work is at times comforting, as though you could just go back ‘there’, paired with a voice in the back of your head, asking, ‘are you sure that you want to?’

In The Moment
On View March 2 – 31, 2018
Gallery Hours: Thursday – Saturday 12 – 5pm

Current Exhibition, ‘Don’t Be A Stranger’ by Christy Mitchell & 100th Show at Space!

‘Don’t Be A Stranger’

Annual Solo Exhibition by Gallery Director, Christy Mitchell

It’s The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery’s 100th Month of Continuous Shows!

Exhibition Duration: November 3 – 25, 2017

‘Don’t Be A Stranger’ photography series by Christy Mitchell taken by Luke Awtry

Each November, The Space Gallery Director, Christy Mitchell, recounts her past year with a conceptual solo exhibition in the form of an autobiographical installation using various media. The work is presented in such a way that the viewer may also see themselves in the story line, identifying with broader concepts of social interaction, relationships, and human or cultural experiences.

Manipulated Vintage Rotary Phones by Christy Mitchell

Following 2016’s ‘IRL’, a story about finding love in the digital age, ‘Don’t Be A Stranger’ is a telling of just how arduous dating ‘in real life’ can be. Modern terms such as ‘ghosting’ reference the tired game of waiting by the phone for someone who may never call. Mitchell uses vintage rotary phones, collage, photography, and set design in a palette which compliment a mid-century era noir film aesthetic, a thriller in fact, asking who done it?

‘Don’t Be A Stranger’ photography series by Christy Mitchell taken by Luke Awtry

There is an ever present power flow within the context of the ritual of dating. The one with the power to shoot someone down, the one who takes that power back by denying the dominance of the other….who is holding the gun? …or sent that last message?

The Space Gallery Main Entrance to ‘Don’t Be A Stranger’ by Christy Mitchell

Visit All Month Long During Open Hours: Thursday – Saturday from 12-5pm

Main Exhibition Area at Space Gallery, ‘Don’t Be A Stranger’ Installation by Christy Mitchell

June 2017 Exhibition – Peter Richards

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!