St. Louis, MO –Monaco is pleased to present two exhibitions curated by Jeff Robinson,Time Share and Warm Welcome, opening Friday, May 10, from 7:00 – 10:00 pm.
Time Share, features work by Tom Burtonwood, Mark Joshua Epstein, Kelly Kaczynski, Mary Laube, Melissa Leandro, Frances Lightbound, and SaraNoa Mark; and Warm Welcome, a companion to Time Share in the Monaco Project Gallery, features works and personal effects from St. Louis artist Sage Dawson.
Time Share makes reference to those dwellings with shared ownership as a lens for considering artist collectives like Monaco, and to engender a spirit of mutuality that is required in such communal spaces. The exhibition takes as its prompt the generosity of Sage Dawson, a member of Monaco, who has given her curatorial opportunity for this exhibition to take place. The artists featured in Time Sharemake work that parallel aspects of Dawson’s studio practice. Though each artist pursues divergent aspirations, common threads are seen throughout the work and include formal and material sensitivity, as well as reference to domesticity and architecture and an overall concern for the identity of space. Collectively, the works allude to a domestic-like setting that is necessary to instill a sense of community and reciprocity.
2701 Cherokee Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63118
Opening March 5th from 4-8pm. Tickets available online.
866 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
IP FIRST LOOK
Tuesday, March 5th 11am - 4pm
VIP OPENING NIGHT
Tuesday, March 5th 4pm - 8pm
REGULAR SHOW DAYS
Wednesday - Monday, March 6th-11th, 11am - 7pm
Mary Laube’s solo exhibition at California State University opens next week. The exhibition runs from March 4-30th 2019.
Art Space Gallery, 226 N. 1st St., Turlock
Opening Reception 6:00pm
Gallery Talk: 6:30pm
The exhibition catalog includes a Director’s Forward by Dean De Cocker and an essay by Ian Etter.
The Flat Files: Year Five
Closing reception and sale
Tuesday November 13, 2017, 6-8 PM
“Please join us for a closing reception and sale for our current flat file program. From 6-8 on Tuesday, November 13 we will feature works from our 2016-2017 flat file program. These pieces will be out and on display for easy perusal. Visitors who come during this time to this cash or card and carry event will receive a 10% discount on works in our flat file.
Our current flat file program features works by Paolo Arao, Carlos Beltran Arechiga, Caetlynn Booth,
Ellen Burchenal, Emily Burns, Eddie Chu, Andrea Sherrill Evans, Jacquelyn Gleisner, Rhia Hurt, Raymie Iadevaia, Vanessa Irzyk, Chris Joy, Tricia Keightley, Songyi Kim, Rachel Klinghoffer, Alison Kudlow, Vanessa Larsen, Mary Laube, Amanda Lechner, Tonya Lee, Greg Lindquist, Elizabeth Livingston, Leeza Meksin, Bridget Mullen, Ryan Sarah Murphy, Erin Murray, Justin Plakas, Keisha Prioleau-Martin, Lauren Rice, Kristen Schiele, Jennifer Shepard, Niki Singleton, Sarah Slappey, Melinda Steffy, Catalina Viejo Lopez de Roda, Bettina Weiß, and James Woodfill.”
Ground Floor Gallery is pleased to present our 6th Annual Juried Exhibition, Rhythm & Rush. This show comprises the work of 23 National and International Artists selected by our Juror, Catherine Haggarty, a painter and Co-Founder of Ortega y Gasset Projects.
Please join us for the artists’ reception, art book presentation (produced by R.D King and Extended Play) on September 8th 6-9 pm.
"The selection of these artists for Rhythm & Rush spans paintings, sculptures and mixed media. Each artist has such a unique and specific connection to their materials and subject that I felt strongly reflected the ethos of the show’s title. The most beautiful thing about the work and the diversity in the artists in this show is that it speaks to the very human element of language and of connection. Each artist is making work in very different regions and in very different ways. It makes perfect sense to me, that some pieces are figurative, some purely abstract and some hedging between these two spectrums. I envision this show and these pieces as championing a very personal perspective and steady pace. Rhythm and Rush shows us that in 2018, there is not one language in art making that triumphs - rather a multitude of efforts, of attention and of diverse formal solutions & reactions to the pace of the world today.” --Catherine Haggarty
Also, please check out a recent studio visit from Brian Jobe, Carrie Jobe, and Ashley Layendecker of Locate Arts: https://locatearts.org/the-focus/2017/studio-visit-mary-laube
I'm super excited to have three drawings included in the SPRING/BREAK Art Show this year. Curated by Ian Etter, Frontiers includes work by Pete Schulte, Kristy Luck, Matthew F. Fisher, Mike Nudelmam, and Ian Etter.
March 6 - 12, 2018
4 Times Square, NYC (Chashama)
Entrance at 140 West 43rd Street
Preview Day: March 6th
Collectors Preview 11am - 5pm
Press Preview 3pm - 5pm
Opening Night 5pm - 9pm
Regular Show Days: March 7 - 12
Daily Hours: 11am - 6pm
Nocturnal Suns is an exhibition of four faculty members from the UT School of Art.
UT Downtown Gallery
106 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
December 1, 2017 – January 6, 2018
The Warp Whistle Project is humbled to be in such good company!
Emily Ward Bivens is an Associate Professor of 4D arts and Time-Based Art at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She received her MFA from The University of Colorado, Boulder in 2004. Bivens uses found and made objects to forge narratives, provoke or encourage interaction, and reveal fictional and non-fictional mysteries. These objects shift from prop to subject to evidence when used in performance, video, and installation. Characters or identities are created to act as subjects, authors, inventors, and curators of the work.
John C. Kelley is an Assistant Professor of 4D and Time-Based Arts at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. His video work has screened domestically at venues such as The Mid-America Arts Alliance (Kansas City, MO), the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Bentonville, AR) the Arizona International Film Festival (Tucson, AZ), The Front (New Orleans, LA), the Index Art Center (Newark, NJ), Living Arts (Tulsa, OK), internationally in cities such as London, Moscow, Berlin, Sao Paolo, Mexico City, Edinburgh, Vienna, Prague, Amsterdam and others. Kelley has written original music for award winning feature length narrative and documentary films through Gray Picture in St. Louis, MO, released music as a solo artist through King Electric Records in Austin, TX, and has appeared on more than 25 recordings and albums
John Douglas Powers studied art history at Vanderbilt University and earned his MFA in sculpture, with distinction, at The University of Georgia. His work has been featured in The New York Times, World Sculpture News, Sculpture Magazine, Art Forum, The Huffington Post, Art in America, The Boston Globe and on CBS News Sunday Morning. He is the recipient of the 2013 Virginia A. Groot Foundation Award, a Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant as well as a Southeastern College Art Conference Individual Artist Fellowship, an Alabama State Council on the Arts Fellowship, and the Margaret Stonewall Wooldridge Hamblet Award. Powers currently lives and works in Knoxville, Tennessee and is Assistant Professor of Sculpture at The University of Tennessee.
The 2018 Flat File: Year Five
December 1 – December 17
Reception: Friday December 12, 6-9 PM
Tiger Strikes Asteroid New York is pleased to present an exhibition launching our 2018 Flat File program. Chosen from an open call that attracted a diverse range of artists, the 37 selected represent an array of approaches towards flat media: drawing, collage, printmaking, and photography. In many cases the selected works are emblematic of an artist’s core practice, while for some this work represents a departure from a larger body of work. The small-scale format presented in our program presents an elastic site for play and exploration.
During this exhibition, and throughout the year visitors are welcome to browse and acquire artworks from the flat file. Individual pieces from the program will be selectively highlighted throughout the year. All works can be viewed on our website and a catalog highlighting all artists in the 2018 program is available for purchase on our website and through MagCloud.
The 2018 Flat File features works by: Paolo Arao, Carlos Beltran Arechiga, Caetlynn Booth, Ellen Burchenal, Emily Burns, Eddie Chu, Andrea Sherrill Evans, Jacquelyn Gleisner, Rhia Hurt, Raymie Iadevaia, Vanessa Irzyk, Chris Joy, Tricia Keightley, Songyi Kim, Rachel Klinghoffer, Alison Kudlow, Vanessa Larsen, Mary Laube, Amanda Lechner, Tonya Lee, Greg Lindquist, Elizabeth Livingston, Leeza Meksin, Bridget Mullen, Ryan Sarah Murphy, Erin Murray, Justin Plakas, Keisha Prioleau-Martin, Lauren Rice, Kristen Schiele, Jennifer Shepard, Niki Singleton, Sarah Slappey, Melinda Steffy, Catalina Viejo Lopez de Roda, Bettina Weiß, and James Woodfill.
The Warp Whistle Project is working hard on a cross-disciplinary performance piece that will debut on January 21st at the Caplan Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. Commissioned by the Network for New Music, The Navigator will feature performers from the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra.
Special thanks to the University of the Arts School of Music and School of Theater for aiding in the facilitation of set design/construction, lighting, sound design, interactive electronics, documentation, and promotion.
About the work
The Navigator is a hybrid work of art: a staged collision of sonic and visual information. The visual components are inspired by Asa Smith’s 19th century astronomical illustrations: outdated planetary charts that served a didactic purpose for his readers. Additional source materials include 1950s science fiction stage sets, clock parts, and mythological scientific instruments. Tensions between the hand-made and the mechanical, illusion and artifice, and function and futility, positions The Navigator as an amalgamation of past representations of ideological futures. Similar to make-believe, the viewer is consumed by an experience on the verge of rupture.
As The Navigator performs its various functions, its true purpose remains enigmatic. While every journey has a destination, The Navigator’s priority is the voyage. In “Wind Up”, the music is energetic and intricate, influenced by strains of minimalism, yet the question of mechanical malfunction begins early on as kinks enter into the clockwork precision. “Unlock” is an hypnotic journey through nocturnal spaces - pointillistic starbursts of sound map a course out of the darkness and into the light. In the final leg, once a tenuous signal is established, The Navigator is ready to “Transmit” to its final destination.
In day to day life, we put the material world to use: cars, coffee makers, and cell phones, to name a few. These objects are typically defined by the unique purpose they serve: cars take us places, coffee makers fuel the morning routine, and cellphones . . . do most of the rest. However, philosophers have argued that we never truly see these objects for what they actually are until they break. A broken cellphone no longer able to serve any of its myriad purposes, can be seen for what it truly is: a chocolate-bar-sized piece of glass and aluminum housing an intricate array of precious metals and circuit boards. Without a purpose, the object’s techne is revealed.
Historically, art objects have served the purpose of glorifying the spiritual, entertaining the masses, and representing ideals of truth, beauty, and power. . In the early years of the 20th century, with the wheels of modernity in full swing, the purpose, appearance, and function of western art was set on a new course. No longer fixated on mimesis, artists began working in opposition to the dominant trend that art should copy nature. As The Navigator charts its own 21st century voyage, its destination remains a question and, in doing so, imparts something else about its true nature.
From the Network for New Music:
You won’t want to miss this unique, cross-disciplinary performance, where you will hear and see "The Navigator", a new multi-media work by composer Paul Schuette and visual artist Mary Laube, side-by-side in U. of Arts state-of-the-art black box theater. The Network Ensemble will also respond to iconic graphic scores by William Kraft and Gyorgy Ligeti/Rainer Wehinger.
Advance ticket sales: $20 Regular/15 senior/10 student (at the door; $25/20/10)
University of the Arts students and faculty FREE ADMISSION
I have three drawings from the Mythos series included in the 2017 Great Lakes Drawing Biennial at Eastern Michigan University. My work was also selected for the 2nd prize award.
This exhibition of artists nationwide highlights current artistic activity in contemporary drawing. Juried by Claire Gilman, Senior Curator at the Drawing Center, New York.
Curatorial statement by Georgia Erger:
Piecing It Together presents a selection of abstract paintings and drawings by Danielle Kimzey, Mary Laube, and Christopher Reno. These three artists explore the private world of the ‘home’ and seek to demystify, through their abstract works, this insular, domestic space. The artists’ subjects reveal both the contents of the ‘house’ (mundane objects encountered everyday) and associations of ‘home’ (deeply ingrained memories and constructed ideals). These artists draw from their experiences of parenthood and the home, and in doing so, bring to the forefront a view that is uniquely private, yet shared.
Kimzey, Laube, and Reno work within modernist painting traditions, yet blur boundaries between the art world and the domestic sphere. Modernist abstraction in America was largely dominated by notions of the singular (male) genius and praised for its unbridled expression of freedom and lofty notions of artistic autonomy. The artists of Piecing It Together challenge this tradition of abstraction by exploring domesticity, a subject that is considered banal or sentimental. Kimzey reconfigures puzzles and employs the logic of Legos to explore formal concerns of color, composition, form, and gesture. Laube modifies and flattens perspective in depictions of her surroundings to complicate the intersection of constructed and idealized spaces. Textiles and fibers, foundational to Reno’s practice, reflect his experimental manipulation of materials most often associated with craft or the home.
The artists do not strive to monumentalize their experiences, but rather, make them accessible through the context of the practice of abstraction. The small scale of the paintings and drawings presented in this exhibition mimic the intimacy of the subject matter addressed by the artists. In piecing together their memories, from the idealized to the monotonous, and constructed imagery of the home, Kimzey, Laube, and Reno evocatively problematize the historical marginalization of the domestic to the periphery of art.
Danielle Kimzey is based in Dallas and studied Painting and Drawing at the University of Iowa and Southern Methodist University. Her work has been exhibited nationally in Dallas, Memphis, and Irvine, and internationally in Berlin.
Mary Laube is based in Cleveland and studied Painting, Drawing, and Sculpture at the University of Iowa and Illinois State University. Her work has been exhibited nationally in Dallas, New York, and Philadelphia, and internationally in Gimpo, South Korea.
Christopher Reno is based in Galesburg, IL and studied Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking at the University of Iowa, Knox College, and the New York Studio School. His work has been exhibited nationally in New York, Austin, and St. Louis.
Curated by Georgia Erger, Curatorial Fellow for the Hawn Gallery.
The School of Art presents visiting artist Mary Laube for our First Friday Lecture Series on Oct. 7 at noon. Mary Laube is a painter and installation artist who has exhibited her work internationally. The lecture will take place in room 165 at the Center for the Visual Arts, 325 Terrace Dr. in Kent, Ohio. All lectures are free and open to the public.
The Fuel And Lumber Company Presents: Off Kilter / In Time
The Fuel And Lumber Company presents Off Kilter / In Time, a two-person exhibition with works by April Bachtel and Mary Laube. April Bachtel’s sculptures are made from second-hand artifacts that she dismantles and reassembles with both a violent and tender hand. In contrast to Bachtel’s rough-hewn objects, Mary Laube’s austere paintings of imagined, flattened worlds are at once familiar but removed from a reality directly perceived. Bachtel’s assembly of fragmented parts and Laube’s sharply cropped scenes distort our perspective and alter our sense of body and space. --The Fuel and Lumber Company
CICA Museum’s art book project “Art Yellow Book” provides a unique art space for artists. Unlike gallery spaces, art books are portable and ubiquitous. Unlike online media, books are tactile and “real.” Art Yellow Book aims to create a space where individual artists can freely express themselves and become media themselves.
Art Yellow Book features artists from around the world. Each artist freely organize two facing pages in the book, using these pages as an exhibition form and an advertisement for themselves and their work. There are no rules or restrictions regarding the layout, design, or content. If you would like to know more about the artists, visit their websites by scanning their QR codes, or contact them directly by email.
The Art Yellow Book International Exhibition Summer 2016 features 32 international artists who participated in Art Yellow Book #2. The exhibition will be held from July 1st to 17th, 2016, featuring Photography, Video Art, and Digital Art. --CICA
CURATED BY JESSE DAVID PENRIDGE
Dates: May 5th - June 11th, 2016
526 W 26th st #807 New York, NY
Opening: May 5th, 6-8pm
Field Projects is pleased to present Signaling to ^ the Cipher ^ towards a Segway, curated by Jesse David Penridge, featuring the work of Austin Ballard, Rory Baron, Sarah E. Brook, Pat Byrne, Abigail Collins, Sean Dustan-Halliday, Carla Edwards, MaDora Frey, Tricia Keightley, Myeongsoo Kim, Alison Kudlow, Mary NaRee Laube, and Jessie Rose Vala.
Somewhere along the line I had a teacher that convinced me that, at their core, science and religion were ultimately the same things. They are systems for making sense of the human condition. They function as narratives; bedtime stories that ease the mind to sleep. They provide framework that give us purpose and keep us confident that we aren’t just hapless passengers, stuck on a rock hurtling through space, that truly, something bigger is at work.
On an individual level, we all write our own smaller narratives. It’s what we choose to wear and how we present ourselves socially to the world. They are where we come from and where we choose to go, how we interpret history, politics and evolution as they relate to us personally. Whether the stories are fact fiction or some blurred reality, they keep us sane and give us a place.
This show is a patchwork of strategies- works the artists are using to look both at the world and their self. They are analyzing systems, mythologies and environments that were presented to us as fact and comparing them to those that we craft ourselves everyday. These tools not only identify the artists’ points of departure from the world around them, but create new realities, new mythologies, new belief systems. --Jesse David Penridge
Located in Southwest Detroit, Whitdel Arts is a members’ based contemporary art gallery run by a volunteer group of artists and creative individuals, serving the community through contemporary art exhibitions, arts-based activities, and professional development. Their main home is in Southwest Detroit’s historic Whitdel building on the corner of Hubbard and Porter.
Whitdel Arts serves artists and the community through its exhibitions and events, professional resources, and educational programs. The purpose of Whitdel Arts is to provide an environment centered around the creative process of the contemporary arts and the interaction and dialogue derived from it. Whitdel Arts is a center where the public can view and learn about the contemporary arts by local and national artists, while providing working artists with the resources needed for their artistic careers and studio practice.
From Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions:
Opening Reception: March 9, 2016, 7 – 10pm
Exhibition Dates: March 10 – April 17, 2016
LACE presents a retrospective of all Gallery Tally posters created to date – including over 400 original, artist-designed posters that visualize gender ratios in the contemporary art world. Since 2013, Gallery Tally has collected and visualized data pertaining to the radical underrepresentation of women in all facets of the art world and beyond.
Women are underrepresented in the art world, but how bad is it, really?
Why is there still such an imbalance between the role and support of men and women in the art world? Why is the art of female-identified artists still valued so much less than that by male-identified artists?
Using the power of the community, and the passionate vision of hundreds of artists, Gallery Tally seeks to address these questions and more.
Gallery Tally is a crowd-sourced, social engagement art project in which 2000+ artists from around the world have joined the effort to collect and visualize statistical data regarding ratios of male and female artists in top contemporary art galleries. Artists have been invited to make one poster for each gallery, in whatever style or medium they chose. All posters are 24” x 36”. The project started with galleries in Los Angeles, and is now deep in data, with a collection and visualization of gender statistics from cities around the world.
The need for a clear and open dialogue about the underrepresentation and undervaluing of women in the art world was the initial impetus for Gallery Tally. The project has also been inspired by social media and ubiquitous trends in collecting and visualizing Big Data; by the histories of punk, propaganda and politics that the poster format has; and by the activism and social practice of artists such as the Guerrilla Girls, Suzanne Lacy, Judy Chicago, and Andrea Bowers.
Started by Micol Hebron in 2013, Gallery Tally is designed to examine and question the ongoing gender imbalance in the art world.
Building upon the role of Gallery Tally to promote dialogue and consciousness-raising about contemporary gender issues in the artworld, LACE will be hosting several events during the exhibition that will help build community and conversation.
Tuesday March 15, 7-8pm – Teenage Feminist Boys
Students from Hollywood High discuss their experiences and ideas regarding feminism, what feminism is, and why it’s important for boys to be feminists too. An unprecedented conversation from the mouths and minds of the youth who hold the future of gender equity in their hands. Featuring a special live performance of an original feminist rock anthem, as well as short video documentaries about feminism and the ERA, created by Hollywood High students. We encourage all members of the community to attend and participate in this discussion, and would be especially happy to hear from other teenagers, parents, and teachers.
March 18, 2016, 6-9pm – Feminist Friday
Feminist Friday is a drop-in gathering for all ages, genders and species. It provides a fun, safe, and thought-provoking space to be feminist, meet other feminists, and talk about contemporary feminist issues. It is Consciousness-Raising-meets-Happy-Hour! Topics are offered as suggested talking points, but usually conversation evolves organically, according to attendees’ needs and interests. Drinks and snacks will be provided, but additional contributions are always welcome.
March 20, 4-6pm – Cixous Reading Group
Cixous Reading Group began in January 2013 as part of Alexandra Grant’s Forêt Intérieure / Interior Forest. The monthly meeting is a kind of pop-up seminar investigating feminism and female narratives from historic and contemporary writers. Meetings are 4-6pm one Sunday afternoon a month and new members are always welcome. https://cixousreadinggroup.wordpress.com
Thursday March 24, 8pm – Transfeminist Discussion
This event considers how many feminists are unaware of the long history of vicious extremism carried out by Trans Exclusive Radical Feminists (TERFs) against trans women under the banner of feminism. From armed militias threatening to kill trans women to stalking, harassing and releasing personal information of trans women online, TERFs have relentlessly and successfully fought to keep trans women out of feminist spaces. This conversation will focus on how the feminist movement continues to harbor this type of hatred and what can be done about it. This event is organized by Addie Tinnell, who also organizes a twice-monthly transfeminist potluck at Women’s Center for Creative Work (WCCW).
March 24–April 17 – Femmes’ Video Art Festival 2
A series of video artworks from around the world will be featured in an ongoing screening from May 24–April 17. Each video is created by a female-identified maker, and was produced within the last 3 years. Providing a survey of contemporary female perspectives and approaches from around the world, FVAF2 is curated by Micol Hebron.