We all pretend it doesn’t, but size matters. This isn’t about anatomy; it is about space. Who has the room to hang a gigantic painting or photograph? Most of us live in fairly small places and we need small art.
To this end Mapanare.us and StudioLab present “Size Matters” via ConstantlyConsumingCulture.com. The show opens Friday, February 26 and runs until Sunday February 28. An online version of the show runs from Monday, February 29 until March 16, 2016. The opening reception takes place Friday, February 26 from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.
All the art in this show is the size of a legal U.S. postcard. Pieces are rectangular, at least 3-1/2 inches high by 5 inches long and no more than 4-1/4 inches high by 6 inches long. We are making some allowances for pieces that are three dimensional. Art comes from painters, photographers, video and mixed-media artists. Artists come from all over the USA (and one from Mexico). At the bottom of the release are links to artist websites.
Artists are charged no fees and get the total amount of any piece sold in person or online (processing fees for credit cards and shipping are added to the cost).
Artists set to appear (we may add some); Renee McGinnis (Chicago) Gabriel Martinez (Philadelphia), John Airo (Chicago), Samantha Eden Oakey (Miami), Gretchen Hasse (Chicago), Kimberly Fitzgerald (San Diego), James Messersmith (Los Angeles), Elyse Martin (Chicago), Joe Wallace (Chicago), Manzana Oscura (Mexico City) Areli Leon (Chicago).
StudioLab presents its first-ever group show on Friday December 4 2015 at its new location in the Flatiron Arts Building at 1579 N. Milwaukee (Studio #220) in Chicago, Illinois.
This show is mostly Chicago artists, with at least one Texas artist thrown in for good measure. This show will feature the work of Brett Manning, Carlos Moore, Lara Ditkoff, Kena Sosa, Andrew Rehs, and others. This is a mixed-media show, so there will be photography, painting, zines, and more.
This open studio event is part of the Flatiron Arts Building First Friday open studios, running from 6PM. We’ll have more updates, information, and previews of the show in the days leading up to the show.
StudioLab has relocated to its new home at the Flatiron Arts Building at 1579 N. Milwaukee, Chicago 60622. We are in Space 220 on the second floor and are currently in the process of setting up shop, organizing the space, and accepting proposals for shows in 2016.
Stay tuned for news from StudioLab, but in the meantime, submit your proposals by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by regular mail to:
Joe Wallace/StudioLab @1579 N. Milwaukee Box 220, Chicago Illinois 60622
We are accepting proposals for edgy, dark, darkly humorous and underappreciated work in a variety of mediums including video, photography, painting, zines and ephemeral media. Other types are also reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Do get in touch with your ideas, we’d love to know what you’re working on.
You’re looking at the new, much larger StudioLab, which is in the process of moving from the Bridgeport Arts Center to the Flatiron Arts Building in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood.
StudioLab set up shop in Bridgeport in February 2014 and did many shows there, including Scary And Sexy Vinyl, Meow Mix, Adult Landscapes, and Jessica Barnett DeCuir’s Remix record cover collage art show. We did several performances in the space including Paisley Babylon, Binary Partners, and a reading/live recording of Things I Wrote While Drinking.
But it was time to move on when it became known that there was a space in the Flatiron Building available–StudioLab nearly set up shop there in February, but due to circumstances at the time it wasn’t possible.
Now the transition is on and things are getting ramped up for our occupancy of the new, larger space. Stay tuned for information about upcoming shows and events.