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August 2017 Exhibition: 86th Annual NVAA Member Show

NVAA: Northern Vermont Arts Association 
86th Annual Member Exhibition    

August 4 – 26, 2017

Opening Reception; First Friday Art Walk, August 4 from 5 – 9pm

‘Riders’ by Nancy J. Hayden, Current NVAA Member

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

From 1931 through 1972 the NVAA held its annual member 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 86 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.

‘First Light Cape Cod’, by Andy Brown, Current NVAA Member

Today, the NVAA offers its members the opportunity to show their work in many lovely locations, and for the second annual exhibition in August, here in the heart of the South End Arts District at The Space Gallery in Burlington.
The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery
266 Pine Street, Suite 105
Burlington, VT
(802) 578-2512
www.spacegalleryvt.com
Gallery Hours; Thurs – Sat 12 – 5pm

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!

‘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

‘Sojourn’ – New Work by Sage Tucker-Ketcham and Dana Heffern

April First Friday Art Walk –
‘Sojourn’ at The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery

New Work By Sage Tucker-Ketcham and Dana Heffern

Curated By Wylie Sofia Garcia and Christy Mitchell

April 7 – 29, 2017

Opening Reception: First Friday Art Walk April 7, 5-9pm

‘Flat House’ by Dana Heffern, photography

Statement on ‘Soujourn’:

Temporality is the theme that unites new work by artists Sage Tucker-Ketcham and Dana Heffern. Evoking a sense of impermanence and longing these artists explore in painting and photographic media the double edge of loneliness: what it means to want to be alone and what it means to feel lonely. Tucker-Ketcham’s work focuses on the spatial relationships of objects in the form of a dialogue between entry-less houses and the manicured landscape. Where in Heffern’s, photographs ask the viewer to engage in categorizing the mundane to bring meaning to the otherwise overlooked landscape. In the duality of ‘Soujourn’, the artists use the landscape as a parallel between introspection and fantasy. This reflects that what one sometimes desires is not often the reality of what one experiences.

‘Lonely House’ by Sage Tucker-Ketcham, oil

Sage Tucker Ketcham’s new works are small, intimate and tangible oil paintings on stretched canvas. They’re primarily focused on using color and light to create balance and blur the line between observation and the abstraction of nature. Rolling hills, barns, houses, clouds, trees and the transition of season are part of each painting, not of an exact place but a reference to a place. They are personal narratives, a timeline and a reference to relationships, and a fantasy of place and a way of being. Each small painting is portable and becomes a personal object. They are an efficient cluster of communities in relation to the intentional quiet.

‘Broom’ by Dana Heffern, photography

Dana Heffern’s photographic work is a study of solitary places, overlooked snow detritus, and forgotten moments in time within winter. As a witness, Heffern testifies on behalf of the ignored and forgotten objects and landscapes that present to us in our everyday. The ordinary thing is often viewed as ugly or unworthy, but she sees the interstitial spaces people inhabit as divine. These spaces may go unrecognized, but they are the very glue that tethers us, as we sleepwalk through moments to whatever distraction comes next– these spaces will still be here as a lonely support that carries us from mundane reality to chosen fantasy.

‘House with Fence’ by Sage Tucker-Ketcham, oil

On View Through April 29th, 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

‘Art of Winter’ – March First Friday

‘Art of Winter’ March First Friday

Extended Exhibition! Due to the popularity of the show, ‘Art of Winter’ has been extended through Saturday, April 1st, here’s your chance to check out an extraordinary display of talent from 26 Vermont Artists!

‘Art of Winter’ February 3rd – April 1st, 2017

First Friday Art Reception: March 3rd, 5-9PM

Gallery Hours: Thursday – Saturday from 12 – 5pm

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Themes in the exhibition include representations of the landscape and flora in winter, renderings of ice on Lake Champlain, changes to natural landmarks, storytelling through painting, representations of space and time, abstract and psychological ideas about winter, and winter as sculpture.

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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