Kenny Jensen: Unearthing the Understory

Opening Night Exhibition: February 7th, 2020 | Friday  6:00 – 8:00pm
Open Exhibition Dates: February 8, 13, 14, 15 |  11am – 3pm

Unearthing the Understory is composed of totem pole inspired, vertically stacked, intimate curiosity cabinets rising up the walls from the ground like a forest surrounding a column of tree and plant roots suspended in the center of the gallery. Created out of an intuitive process based on parameters and strategies, each of these totem ‘trees’ read like a visual tone poem containing loose, non-linear narrative impressions intended to lead the viewer to make thematic and aesthetic connections without limiting to only one path of interpretation. The group titles (Family, God, Country, Nature) along with the individual totem titles act as trail blazes to navigate the seemingly unrelated, highly particular, fragments of personal and tribal history.

Alisa Hodzic and Rohini Maiti: Genetic Displacement
a collaborative installation

Opening Night Exhibition: February 7th, 2020 | Friday  6:00 – 8:00pm
Open Exhibition Dates: February 8, 13, 14, 15 |  11am – 3pm

Isolation of elements from familiar environments allows for a heightening of the senses and an alteration of the nature of perception. By surrounding the viewer and illuminating the encompassing VF Papyrus, the semi-translucent surfaces reveal the encrypted, ancient structures of connection. Sound and visual information is muffled as it passes through the draped skins, providing the viewer the chance to get intimate with the material.

SPAACES is excited to present the upcoming 2019 / 2020 season:

Kenny Jensen | February 7, 2020

A Solo Exhibition of New Work 

http://www.kennyjensen.com/

Alisa Hodzic | February 7, 2020

An Emersive Installation

https://www.alisahodzic.com/

The Rising Sun | October 24, 2020

An Ongoing Socially Engaged Art Project

A Hispanic/Latino Heritage Project

Jennifer Leigh Jones: Respite


Opening Night Exhibition
: January 10th, 2020 | Friday  6:00 – 8:00pm
Open Exhibition Dates: January 16, 17, 18 |  11am – 4pm

Jennifer Leigh Jones was born in Colorado. She is currently a Visiting Full-time Professor in the Fine Arts Department at Ringling College of Art and Design. In 2003 she received her BFA in Painting from Baylor University in Waco, TX.  While there, she spent a semester studying Painting in Florence at Lorenzo D’ Medici.  She received her MFA in Painting and Drawing in 2009 from the University of North Texas where she taught as an adjunct professor until 2014. From 2014 to 2018 she taught as an Associate Professor and served as the Department Chair at Navarro College, located near Dallas Texas.

 


Michael Adno: 
I’m Not From Here, I Just Live Here

December, 2019

The eternal question of what makes a place a home often leaves us irritated. We feel around in the dark, trying to ascribe some words to it, some sense of history, some meaningful narrative about belonging, but ultimately, the notion of home amounts to a sort of silence. For the past ten years, I’ve lived away from what I consider home, but by proxy made homes elsewhere in New York City, New Orleans, and Vienna…

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The Salon II: An All Inclusive Group Exhibition

November, 2019

This show is modeled after the great success of Le Salon Tout Inclus (The All-Inclusive Exhibit) in 2018. We are welcoming all Florida artists to participate in this exhibit, regardless of experience, age, professionalism, training, or subject matter. This exhibition celebrates a mix of outsider and professional art together, endorsing equality, inclusivity and affordability in the context of contemporary art. This is a fundraiser; all work is priced at $200.

 

Teneé Hart | The Beau Ideal: The Conception of Perfect Beauty 

April 2019

“Tenee’ Hart’s site specific, fiber art installations are something not normally seen in Sarasota. We’re thrilled to be able to represent this kind of artist and installation in our SPAACES gallery and bring the community something exciting, new and unique to talk about.” – Marianne Chapel

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Laurie Maves: Salt Life

April 2019

“Salt in its natural form is a crystalline mineral, essential for life in general. We are made of salt, we preserve with salt, wars have been fought over salt. We avoid pouring salt in our wounds, we throw it over our shoulder for good luck, while it still inevitably runs within our tears.” – Laurie Maves

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SPAACES Kick Off 

March  2019

M. Chapel Projects is excited to announce a Kick Off Party celebrating its official rebranding to SPAACES, the beginning of its campaign as a non-profit modeled organization, and the opening of two solo art exhibitions by local Sarasota artists. 

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A Community Engaged Group Exhibition:
Truly Valued: Who Am I? 

January 2019

Truly Valued “Who Am I” is a socially motivated, community engaged art project that was carried out throughout a two-month period. The project included eight girls, ages thirteen to sixteen from the Sarasota / Bradenton area who worked together to create art around the topics of confidence and identity.

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Le Salon Tout Inclus: The All Inclusive Exhibition

November 2018

A Social Practice Group Exhibition

Inspired by the Andrew Edlin Gallery’s exhibition, “Et Tu, Art Brute?”in New York. The multi-tier, multi-media exhibition featured 66 local and regional artists of varying experience and medium. It celebrated a mix of outsider and professional art, endorsing equality, inclusivity and affordability in the context of contemporary art.

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Elizabeth Sher: Evolving Revolving

April 2018 

A Solo Exhibition

Making Place

April 2018 

A Group Exhibition with Artists:
Sarah Viviana Valdez      Kieran Castano
Jesica Glas                         John Dillard
Erin Hart                           Ava Zelkowitz
Andrea Soldner

Bernd Haussmann: On Water

February 2018

A Solo Exhibition

 

 

Brittany Watkins: Something to Have

January 2018

A Solo Exhibition

 

The World Within

December 2017

A Group Exhibition with Artists:

Dee Hood       Dolores Coe
Meg Pierce     Marie Yoho Dorsey

Now You See Me, Now You Don’t 

November 2017

A Group Exhibition with Artists:

Selina Roman
Noelle McCleef
Karen Arango

Organic Geometry

March 2017

A Group Exhibition with Artists:

Marianne Chapel
Laine Nixon
Cynthia Mason
Jill Taffet