Tonight! ‘Small Works’ Holiday Reception and Art Walk

‘Small Works’

Holiday Exhibition at Space Gallery

First Friday Art Walk Reception
December 7th 5-9pm
Explore Soda Plant Saturdays 12-5pm

‘Meltdown I’ oil on panel by Paul McMillan

The annual ‘Small Works’ holiday exhibition features art pieces that are perfectly sized for gift giving or for any spot in your home or office that needs a special pop of color and life! The Space Gallery showcases work from all artists working in any mediums in this show, as long as it fits in the criteria of 12″ or smaller in any direction before framing. Choosing from a large selection of works, we know you’ll find something you love, all while supporting the local art community!

‘Cabin in the Woods’ linoleum cut by Kylie Dally

 
Exhibition Duration: December 7 – January 17
Gallery Hours: Thursday – Saturday from 12-5pm

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!

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

‘Avalon’ Closing Reception + Artist Talk by Alex Costantino

‘Avalon’ by Alex Costantino

First Friday Artwalk, August 3rd

Closing Reception from 5-8pm

Artist Talk at 7pm


‘East Island Tracts’, 3-D landscape installation by Alex Costantino

‘Avalon’
Landscape Installations by Alex Costantino
NOW’S YOUR CHANCE! Check out this unique exhibition for the first time or visit again to hear the talented Alex Costantino speak about the work, material, process, and concept behind ‘Avalon’, August 3rd at 7pm.
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In the better half of the 21st century, in the middle of a glacier-carved lake in the hilly north edge of a certain green, mountainous state, there is an island village called Avalon. It exists after scarcity, with a peculiar continuity to its past as a lumber milling center and a summertime retreat for farther-flung wealth. Avalon is a portrait of a particular rural future, one in which the questions of life in the outer edges of a wealthy, deeply unequal society have been answered in unexpected ways.

 

The world of Avalon is partially one of technological post scarcity, with much of the challenge of keeping everyone housed and clothed solved by careful and efficient extraction of the means of keeping all people housed, clothed, and fed using technologies most analogous to contemporary rapid prototyping, made democratically cheap and ubiquitous, but also changes in society, locally and throughout this global future, of more free and more equal distribution not only of the technology at issue, but the knowledge and means to use it. It hasn’t meant that there are no clerks, or farmers, or teachers on Avalon, but that none of them really want for anything.

The project of Avalon comes from a desire to see a future for the world we live in, one not mired in dystopias that warn us against our worst possible todays without pointing toward the better world that is indeed possible. It’s particularly pressed on by a desire to see a future that isn’t characterized by the bleeding edge of the technologically and culturally possible we see in most speculative fiction, one centered on the great cosmopolitan global cities or interplanetary frontiers, but one that can be envisioned in the small, aging towns, the remote and currently-shrinking places that have and likely will be receiving the future’s distribution second and third-hand.

 

‘Lighthouse Island’, three dimensional landscape installation by Alex Costantino

June 2018: ‘You Know What I Mean?’

You Know What I Mean?

June 1 – 30, 2018
Opening Reception: First Friday Art Walk, June 1st from 5 – 9pm

Longina Smolinski – ‘Running Into Yourself (2)’, acrylic on canvas

Modern day interactions with peers in social settings are often ripe¬†with conversations that are meant to validate thoughts and reactions to daily occurrences. In a search for affirmation one party may ask, “You know what I mean?”

This question may be construed as a statement, seeking a confirmation rather than debate.

Blake Larsen – ‘Untitled 3’, acrylic on 140lb papier d’arche

The artist, while creating, is having a conversation with the piece in hand. Ultimately, the artwork is meant to serve as a statement to the future viewer, of which interpretations are limitless. Throughout history, abstract paintings often comment on an underlying subject matter or cultural reference.

Dan Siegel – ‘The Fountains’, acrylic on panel

‘You Know What I Mean?’ as an exhibition wants to be subjectless, though meaning can be found in all visual art if you look and think hard enough. The goal of The Space Gallery this June is to encourage the viewer to push back and see if they can in fact answer the question at hand, presented uniquely by each artist.

Ashley Roark, ‘Full Stop’, acrylic gouache on panel

Featuring work by:
Ashley Roark
Blake Larsen
Dan Siegel
Longina Smolinski
Steve Sharon

Steve Sharon, ‘In Bloom’, acrylic on canvas

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.

‚ÄúNow, with this bill, the voice of justice speaks again,‚ÄĚ 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.‚ÄĚ


 

‘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