1421 Route 9H Ghent, New York

July 02, 2017 – December 02, 2017

Love Apple Art Space Opens New Exhibition Space
Art Work: An Exploration of Labor
Opening Sunday, July 2nd, 2-5pm

The Love Apple Art Space inaugural exhibition, Art Work: An Exploration of Labor, will include painting, sculpture, and video by emerging and mid-career artists whose practices examine a wide range of under-acknowledged forms of work. LAAS’s location in a bucolic landscape on an operational farm lends itself to diverse interpretations of work; particularly the kind that is often unseen: motherhood, domestic work, beauty culture, artistic labor, construction work, migrant labor, sanitation, and factory work, among others.

The works in the exhibition are materially fascinating and very beautiful, which allows them to function as a kind of Trojan Horse, with seductive surfaces that captivate the viewer before they can divine the deeper meaning. The art communicates complex ideas visually and successfully crosses barriers; political, socio-economical, and geographical.

Artists in the exhibition include, Andrea Arrubla, Ben Thorp Brown, Noa Charuvi, Wojciech Gilewicz, Frances Goodman, Marisa Morán Jahn, Marie Christine Katz, Kakyoung Lee, Michael Mandiberg, Joiri Minaya, Debra Priestly, Jean Shin, Aram Han Sifuentes, Paul Anthony Smith, Maayan Strauss, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Rodrigo Valenzuela, and Elizabeth White.


Art-in-Buildings is curated by Jennie Lamensdorf and sponsored by Time Equities Inc. (TEI). TEI is committed to enriching the experience of our properties through Art-in-Buildings, an innovative approach that brings contemporary art by emerging and mid-career artists to non-traditional exhibition spaces in the interest of promoting artists, expanding the audience for art, and creating a more interesting environment for our building occupants, residents, and their guests.

Photos by Peter Mauney.