StudioLab had a very busy summer with a variety of shows, receptions, informal open-studio nights, but most of all a TON of art produced. We informally opened our doors on Friday, October 7 2016 as part of the Flatiron Arts Building First Friday Open Studios event to kick off a new fall season…
The real news for StudioLab is that we are celebrating one year in our new location in the Flatiron building. Prior to taking up residency there, we were located at the Bridgeport Art Center and had several excellent shows there. As 2016 winds down, we are anticipating the new year with several concepts for shows; stay tuned for announcements on those in the weeks to come.
One of the concepts we are working on at StudioLab is the not-new, but still seemingly in embryonic form idea of combining the physical art show with virtual or online art shows. One idea we are working on involves mobile technology, scanning, and the concept of turning the larger material world into a gateway to an online art space. Details are being kept under wraps for now, but look for this notion to be expanded on here soon.
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 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.