November: ‘Note to Self’ An Installation by Christy Mitchell

‘Note to Self’

A Site Specific Conceptual Exhibition and Solo Show by Gallery Director, Christy Mitchell

November 2 – December 1, 2018
First Friday Art Walk: November 2, 5-10pm


‘Note to Self’ handwriting in astroturf by Christy Mitchell

‘Note to Self’ is a response to the call from a series of solo exhibitions by the artist, Christy Mitchell, that have taken place each year during the month of November at The Space Gallery in¬†Burlington, Vermont, of which she also serves as the Director.

Mitchell’s site specific installations often integrate the memory of a¬†past generation through the use of era based artifacts. She uses these¬†symbols to communicate a way of living in relation to how she is¬†feeling in the current moment.

‘Capable’ mixed media by Christy Mitchell

‘Note to Self’ feels as if you’ve walked into the artists home and¬†noticed their notes on scrap paper or messages written in the¬†condensation on shower doors that were never intended to be read by¬†anyone but the author herself, though in fact the outside discovery¬†was completely intentional.

‘fake it ’till you make it’ etched handwriting in glass, shadow on wall by Christy Mitchell

Immerse yourself while walking along the astroturf covered floors through a dreamlike installation…into¬†the artists’ musings on what is real, what have we been faking along¬†the way, and how do we really feel about it all now?

Visit ‘Note to Self’ at The Space Gallery any Thursday -Saturday from¬†12-5pm through December 1st, 2018.

October Exhibition: ‘Dark Matter’ at The Space Gallery

‘Dark Matter’

October 5 – 27, 2018
Opening Reception: October 5th, 5-9pm
Open Thursday – Saturday from 12-5pm


‘Self Portrait with Bolo’ oil on panel by Paul McMillan

The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery is honored to host our 10th annual ‚Äėdark arts‚Äô exhibition this October with the second edition of ‚ÄėDark Matter‚Äô, juried and curated by gallery director, Christy Mitchell.

‘Sexual Terrorism War Against Women, Accountability Playing Cards’ by Toni-Lee Sangastiano

This group exhibition asked artists to express how they interpret personal views of the known and unknown world through artworks that are not always cheery and light, albeit still aesthetically pleasing. It went so much deeper than that with thought provoking work taking hard looks in regards to our current political climate, race relations, toxic masculinity, domestic terrorism, and the United States’ place in the world.

‘Out in the Cold’, collage by Ryan Geary

We also looked for beauty in the darkness; that you may find in decay, in death that leads to rebirth, and in diving into your own soul to attempt to answer the difficult questions and grow from it. How do positivity, truth, and humor play into this learning and/or unlearning? The attempt is to cause the viewer to think, to appreciate, to take a step back, in horror…or in awe.

‘Punished By The Gods: Narcissus’ ink, dye, colored pencil on illustration board by Andrew Prendimano

Exhibition Duration:
October 5 – 27, 2018

Opening First Friday Art Walk: October 5th from 5-9pm

The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery
Open Hours: Thurs-Sat 12-5pm
Send inquiries to spacegalleryvt@gmail.com

Call to Artists: ‘Dark Matter’ at The Space Gallery

Call to Artists: ‘Dark Matter’

Open Now Through October 1st

The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery is honored to host our 10th annual ‘dark arts’ exhibition this October with the second edition of ‘Dark Matter’,¬†juried and curated by gallery director, Christy Mitchell.

Seeking entries of all mediums for The Space Gallery’s 10th annual¬†‘dark arts’ exhibition that express how you interpret your views of¬†the known and unknown world through artworks that are not always¬†cheery and light, albeit still aesthetically pleasing. This call is open to all creators, regardless of age, location, or experience in the arts.

‘When Silence is Betrayal’, pigment Ink framed print by Matt Larson (‘Dark Matter’ 2017)

We’re looking for thought provoking work; the hard look in regards to our current political climate, race relations, toxic masculinity, domestic terrorism, and/or¬†the United States’ place in the world.

We’re looking for beauty in the darkness; that you may find in¬†decay, in death that leads to rebirth, and in diving into your own soul to attempt to answer the difficult questions and grow from it. How do¬†positivity, truth, and humor play into this learning and/or unlearning?

‘En Route III’, oil on wood panel, by Lydia Gatzow¬†(‘Dark Matter’ 2017)

Can you cause the viewer to think, to appreciate, to take a step back, in horror…or in awe? We’d like to see your work, juried selections¬†will be made as they come in, through October 1st, submit images¬†and/or descriptions to the registration form below. Thanks for you wonderful work, we look forward to considering it!

‘Dark Matter’ Submission Form Has Closed

 

9 Year Anniversary Party & August Art Auction Kick Off!

The Space Gallery’s 9th Anniversary Party!

August Art Auction Kicks Off on Thursday the 9th from 5-8pm


We’re celebrating turning 9 on the 9th! Let’s eat some cake.

‘…a hand in things to come.’ collage in silent auction by gallery director, Christy Mitchell

Join The Space Gallery on Thursday, August 9th from 5 – 8pm as we launch the return of our very first art exhibition 9 years ago…the August Art Auction. The silent art auction format allows you to place bids on your favorite works by a large cross section of talents from in and around Chittenden County. The bidding will continue in the gallery and 24/7 online at www.augustartauction.com through the closing reception and pre-party for Art Hop on Friday, August 24th at 8pm.

‘Last Ditch Effort at Assimilation: Skunk as Santa’, stoneware by Jennifer McCandless

Stay tuned for 5:00 on the 9th….no matter where you are in the world, if you have access to a computer, you may place your bids on some truly one-of-a-kind works of art. Sales of which benefit both the gallery and the participating artists. Silent auction bidding open online through 8pm on Friday, August 24th!

‘Northern Lights’ watercolor by Linda Di Sante

Thank you for 9 years of support, it has been a truly humbling experience working with such kind and creative people in our tight-knit community! Enjoy!

Art Hop Call to Artists: Registration Open Until Full

Call to Artists:
South End Art Hop

2018 Space Gallery and Soda Plant September Exhibition

Registration Open All Summer Until Full


South End Art Hop 2018 will take place September 7 – 9th this year and we can’t wait to show your work!

The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery is always thrilled to host exhibitions where every artist who applies may showcase pieces that they are proud of or exemplifies their specific style! Any artist, of any age, working in any medium may show work and fill up their own dedicated wall space a minimum of 3-4′ wide by 8′ tall.

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Dorsey Hogg, ‘Words Can Be Unruly’, altered art book shown at Art Hop 2017

The South End Art Hop is THE best time to get your art out to the public. At The Space Gallery, we host thousands of visitors over the three day event and keep the work open to the public for the entire month of September! The Space Gallery and The Soda Plant hallways fill up, nearly floor to ceiling, with the best local artwork for sale. Last year, we sold at least one piece by one out of every two artists that chose to show on our walls!

Randy Ross, ‘#1’ enamel on panel shown at Art Hop 2017

You may also decide to become an annual gallery member when you register for Art Hop, discounted from $45 to $40 and it includes discounts on future group exhibition fees, inclusion in the annual May Members Show, advice or art critiques by appointment during gallery hours, ability to pitch group or solo shows, promotion on our website and in social media as applicable, and invites to various creative opportunities. Enjoy and keep up the great work!

Barbee Hauzinger, ‘Ascending Mt. Apolonikdt’ collage shown at Art Hop 2017

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Email spacegalleryvt@gmail.com anytime with questions, thanks!

Current Gallery Member Artwork

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