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    Burlington, VT
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    802-578-2512
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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!

Art Hop Registration at The Space Gallery is Now Live!

Show During The South End Art Hop 2017 @ Space!

The South End Art Hop hosts the largest attendance of art lovers to the gallery during the year, with over 3,000 guests walking through The Soda Plant and Space Gallery doors in one weekend! We invite you to showcase your work and enjoy in the festivities! The 25th Art Hop weekend is September 8-10, 2017.

First Art Hop at The Space Gallery in 2009! Come celebrate our 9th Art Hop with us!

Open call to artists of all trades, register here! 

Showcase your work on The Space Gallery and The Soda Plant Walls September 8 – 30, 2017

You will receive a wall space to suit your needs with an average size of 4′ wide (or larger based on registration) x 8′ tall minimum (or larger depending on the wall!). Once you register, we will work with you to find the perfect fit for your work on the walls and pedestals available, during designated drop off timeframes between August 28 – September 5, 2017.

You will be included in the South End Art Hop Guide under The Space Gallery Site Listing for all of your friends and fans to find you easily!

South End art Hop Registration at The Space Gallery

Deadline for inclusion in the Art Hop Guide is June 28th, 2017. Information received afterwards will be listed on the Space Gallery website only.

Enjoy the freedom of walking around the event while we hold down the fort, speak with visitors, along with handling all sales and promotion!

First Art Hop in The Backspace in 2010! Installation by Wylie Sofia Garcia

South End Art Hop Registration at The Space Gallery
Art Hop takes place during the following dates/times;

September 8th, Friday from 5pm – 10pm (or later! usually midnight)

September 9th, Saturday from 10 am – 10pm

September 10th, Sunday from 11am – 4pm

Exhibition duration from September 8 – 30, 2017

Main exhibition areas will be open for public viewing Thursday – Saturday from 12-5pm through September 30, 2017.

But Wait! There’s more; The Space Gallery Membership Program is in full swing, you may become an artist member of the gallery for a discount when you register for Art Hop in the entry form.

GALLERY MEMBERSHIP:
Membership includes a listing on our website (your name and web links), discounts on specific exhibition fees, first notifications on Call to Artists and opportunities, access to advice and critiques on your artwork from gallery director, Christy Mitchell, and inclusion in an annual member exhibition set for 2018!

The Space Gallery is looking forward to hosting you and your wonderful artwork! Enjoy!

 

Gasp!! The Art of Horror is haunting The Space Gallery!

The Art of Horror

Grand Opening Party – Saturday, October 1st from 6 – 11pm

First Friday Art Walk –  Friday, October 7th from 5 – 10pm

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‘The Woods Witch’ by Matthew Sylvester

The Art of Horror  October 1 – 29, 2016

The S.P.A.C.E. & Backspace Galleries, with guest curators Beth Robinson of Strange Dolls and Sarah Vogelsang-Card of HAVOC Gallery, invite you to the 8th annual Art of Horror Exhibition!

Works in the exhibit will represent the beautiful side of decay, the finer points of blood letting, and that special something inside a depraved mind! Muwahahaha.

Opening Reception Party is Saturday, October 1st from 6 – 11pm with a huge thanks to our sponsor Switchback Brewing Company!

Suggested donation: $5 at the door. This event is not recommended for children but is open to the general public. Costumes are highly encouraged! For one night only, indulge your senses with dark imagery from Vermont artists and spirit conjuring performance art. Top off the night (from 9 – 11pm) with live music by Burlington’s only Goth/Industrial band Nechromancer and DJ’s Vetica, Gabriel Night, and Tyrant playing industrial, gothic and dark EBM.

Performances of Dance, Burlesque, Fire, Blood, Puppets, Music and everything that will delight your dark hearts by:

Throat of the Loon
Baseema
Callous
Leanan Sidhe
Tara Klang with live instrumentals by Barry Dobrin
Rebecca Castellano and Joe Netzel
Live music by Sitra Ahra
VT~F.A.E.
The Accaliae
Frankie Symonds
Green Mountain Cabaret Sugar Shakers
Cirque de Fuego
…and test your fear in Immersive Horror with VRMont (Jake Blend & Kip Steele)

Nechromancer has been called upon to summon their unique brand of dark and sexy industrial dance music. Drawing inspiration from an array of artists such as VNV Nation, Type O Negative, and The Sisters of Mercy, the four-piece band will be performing their full catalog of originals and covers to keep the night going, with additional support by Industrial/Goth DJ’s Vetica, Gabriel Night, and Tyrant.

First Friday Art Walk Reception is Friday, October 7th from 5 – 10pm enjoy the work again and again, remember that purchases directly support the artists, the gallery, and how badass your home looks!

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‘Carrie’ by Lila Rees

Exhibition Duration: October 1 – 29, 2016
Gallery Hours: 
Thursday – Saturdays from 12 – 5pm

The S.P.A.C.E. & Backspace Galleries
266 Pine Street, Suite 105 + 106
Burlington, VT 05401
www.spacegalleryvt.com
for inquiries and appointments, contact spacegalleryvt@gmail.com

ART HOP IS HERE! South End Art Hop 2016 at The Space Gallery

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Represent! 2016 South End Art Hop at The Space Gallery

September 9 – 11, 2016         Greetings hoppers! 

The Space Gallery is celebrating their 8th Art Hop in the South End Arts District! It’s that time of year again, where our studio artists and guests show off their hard work and creative enterprises. This is also that time for you, as the viewer to support the work, by exploring and learning what you like, and taking artwork home with you. Nearly 50 artists have set up displays in our galleries for your viewing pleasure, we are sooo looking forward to showing you!

What to expect; surprises!

18 working artist studios are set up for you to meet the artist, check out what they make day to day, buy what they have on hand or commission a custom work!

25 guest artists are using The Space Gallery walls to showcase a selection of their artwork!

7 artists will be within their own ‘artist market’ style booths in The Backspace Gallery with work large and small of varying mediums for you to purchase directly from them all weekend long!

Explore the building; The Soda Plant hosts a diverse range of independent creative business from Recycle Moe, Aaron Stein’s Revival Studio, Alice and the Magician, Conant Metal & Light, Vintage Inspired, Jane Koplewitz Jewelry, and much more!

South End Art Hop 2016 Hours:
Friday, September 9th: 5pm – midnight
Saturday, September 10th: 10am – 10pm
Sunday, September 11: 11am – 4pm

Gallery Hours: September 9th – 24th
Thursday – Saturdays from 12 – 5pm

See you soon!


 

April 2016 Exhibition at The SPACE Gallery

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

April 1 – April 30, 2016

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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.

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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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