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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!

‘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

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.”

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

April 2016 Exhibition at The SPACE Gallery

‘Ignecia’
A Dystopian Morality Tale Told in Sculpture
by Mark Eliot Schwabe

April 1 – April 30, 2016

BreitenbachsPeakbyMarkEliotSchwabe

Opens; First Friday Art Walk, April 1, 2016

“Ignecia” is a dystopian morality tale told in sculpture by Mark Eliot Schwabe.  Twenty five pieces, all made of aged steel and dark concrete, depict a stark and beautiful post apocalyptic landscape. Bronze figures are featured in the smaller free-standing works, showing the ‘innocent’ plagued by evil doers, who in the subsequent battle, are driven back by a hero figure in the form of an “Artist Champion” (the sculptors self portrait). The exhibition is augmented by installations and a series of black & white photographs of the ‘Ignecian’ environment. There is no shortage of dystopian tales in literature, film and art, but this narrative in sculpture is both unusual and intriguing.

detail.sculpturebyMarkEliotSchwabe

The Space Gallery
266 Pine Street, Suite 105
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 578-2512
spacegalleryvt@gmail.com
Gallery Hours; Thurs – Sat 12 – 5pm

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