PUBLIC FORUM
by artist Steve Lambert

PUBLIC FORUM was created by New York artist and SOE’s 2014 artist in residence, Steve Lambert. Designed to create a large scale forum around current events and fundamental myths, PUBLIC FORUM asks you to vote whether the statement on the sign’s changeable marquee is true or false. Imagine a mix of Family Feud, Let’s Make a Deal, the front page of the newspaper, and the best college seminar class you ever took, while discussing topics that are important to you.

PUBLIC FORUM is designed to bring critical thought and movement to entrenched and fossilized ideas about our culture through community dialogue and participation, using the format of a game show.

Steve Lambert’s father, a former Franciscan monk, and mother, an ex-Dominican nun, imbued the values of dedication, study, poverty, and service to others – qualities which prepared him for life as an artist. Lambert has a means of addressing difficult subjects through humor and kindness. Lambert’s artist statement contains the following:

“I want my art to be relevant to those outside the gallery – say, at the nearest bus stop – to reach them in ways that are engaging and fun. I intend what I do to be funny, but at the core of each piece there is also a solemn critique. It’s important to be able to laugh while actively questioning the various power structures at work in our daily lives.”

Lambert made international news after the 2008 US election with The New York Times “Special Edition,” a replica of the “paper of record” announcing the end of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other good news. In the summer of 2011 he began a national tour of Capitalism Works For Me! True/False – a 9 x 20foot sign allowing people to vote on whether capitalism worked for them. He has collaborated with groups from the Yes Men to the Graffiti Research Lab and Greenpeace. He is the founder and co-director of the Center for Artistic Activism, the Anti-Advertising Agency, Add-Art (a Firefox add-on that replaces online advertising with art), and SelfControl (which blocks grownups from distracting websites so they can get work done).

Steve’s projects and art works have won awards from Prix Ars Electronica, Rhizome/The New Museum, the Creative Work Fund, Adbusters Media Foundation, the California Arts Council, and others. Lambert’s work has been shown everywhere from museums to protest marches nationally and internationally, featured in over fourteen books, four documentary films, and is in the collections of The Sheldon Museum, the Progressive Insurance Company, and The Library of Congress. Lambert has discussed his work live on NPR, the BBC, and CNN, and been reported on internationally in outlets including Associated Press, the New York Times, the Guardian, Harper’s Magazine, The Believer, Good, Dwell, ARTnews, Punk Planet, and Newsweek.

He was a Senior Fellow at New York’s Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology from 2006-2010, developed and led workshops for Creative Capital Foundation, and is an Assistant Professor at SUNY Purchase. Steve is a perpetual autodidact with (if it matters) advanced degrees from an reputable art school and respected state university. He dropped out of high school in 1993.

 

Mentor-Mentee Windows Exhibition

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“The Huntress” by Stacey Holloway

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“Amalgamation of Knowledge” by Jacob Phillips

“The Huntress” by Stacey Holloway
&
“Amalgamation of Knowledge” by Jacob Phillips

Space One Eleven’s ongoing Mentor-Mentee Windows program showcases art mentors and their mentees, and is proud to announce the current program participants. Mentor Stacey Holloway, Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), is joined by her mentee and UAB student, Jacob Phillips. The installations will be unveiled to the public on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 5:00 pm.

Art on the Porch

Space One Eleven to unveil works by UAB art professor, student, July 11

Space One Eleven 2407
Second Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203

Multiple Methods: A Print Exhibition

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Multiple Methods: A Print Exhibition
February 9, 2014 – May 9, 2014
2407 Second Avenue North

Space One Eleven presents Multiple Methods: A Print Exhibition; From traditional printmaking processes to digitally derived art, this exhibition explores how artists are using the print process to produce their work.  Participating artists are:

Pinky Bass, Derek Cracco, Darin Forehand, Jane Marshall, John Northrop, Sonja Rieger,
Mary Ann Sampson, Melissa Springer, Scott Stephens and Erin Wright

As part of Multiple Methods, SOE will is exhibiting the works of artists participating in a Lithography Workshop led by Darin Forehand. Forehand is a Master Printer from Houston who lead the artists in a 2 ½ day long workshop at SOE. Artists had the opportunity to print on an 1860 French lithography press during the workshop.

Students of SOE’s City Center Art program were introduced to the printmaking process by artist and UAB Professor Derek Cracco, who instructed them in the making of collagraphs. These young artists are proud to be showing their work as part of this exhibition.

SOE gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 10 until 5, or by appointment. SOE looks forward to welcoming you to this extraordinary exhibition showcasing the works of artists using print media.

I N T E R C H A N G E

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SOE_Interchange_Inv_low_res_Page_2I N T E R C H A N G E is organized by Space One Eleven (SOE) and is an artist exchange between SOE in Birmingham, Alabama and Project Row Houses (PRH) in Houston, Texas where the two organizations “put each in the place of the other.”  In March 2013 SOE sent Alabama artists to PRH to create site specific work in the row houses.  PRH will likewise send Texas artists to Birmingham in November 2013 to create new work in SOE’s galleries.

The exhibiting artists from Alabama are Derek Cracco and Jürgen Tarrasch, and the Texas artists are Darin Forehand, and  M’Kina Tapscott.

Click here to visit the first of two exhibitions “Interchange – Alabama, Space One Eleven / Texas, Project Row Houses”

 

 

Order & Chaos

Invitation to Order & Chaos

Space One Eleven
presents

Order & Chaos

A live event featuring wearable art made by University of Montevallo Students

Friday, December 6, 2013
6 – 8 pm

2407 Second Avenue North

(205) 328-0553

Please join us for a fun-filled evening featuring a live runway presentation. Expect fashion informed by art, live music and video, and above all expect the unexpected!

University of Montevallo Professor of Art, Karen Graffeo, will direct students from her course titled “Clothing as Art” in which students explore art and its relationship to clothing.

Items range from garments that express the sacred, the playful, as well as clothing that makes social commentary. Garments include beautiful items and sculptural and challenging wearables.

Participating students are: Mary Hannah Barrett, Lessie Dingler, Brantley Hall, Erika Hargrove, Joseph Whitt, Jordan Spinks, Virginia Phillips, Sabrina Pearson, Pansy Nelson, Bethany Moody, Kaylyn Liner, Ian Krusinski, and Halley Jones.

It is an evening guaranteed to intrigue and is open to the public free of charge.

Posters Without Borders

POSTERS WITHOUT BORDERS

Space One Eleven presents
Posters Without Borders
an International Poster Exhibition
Organized by Erin Wright of Birmingham, AL
Antonio Castro of El Paso, TX
and Eric Boelts of Boulder, CO
Posters Without Borders
is an invitational exhibition by artists from all over the world
exploring the issues of immigration and refugee populations.
September 6, 2013 – October 4, 2013
Opening Reception:
Friday, September 6, 2013 6-8pm

Somos Humanos/We Are Human and Red State Blues

 

Photo Retablos & Drawings: Somos Humanos/We Are Human

Space One Eleven presents

Photo Retablos & Drawings:

Somos Humanos/We Are Human

by José Torres-Tama

Torres-Tama’s work documents the post-Katrina public demonstrations organized by the Congress of Day Laborers, and explores the struggle of New Orleans Latino immigrant workers in defense of their human rights.

José Torres-Tama is Space One Eleven’s 2013 artist in residence.  During his residency, Torres-Tama will be lecturing and conducting workshops at universities and organizations.

and

Red State Blues

 by John Northrop

In his photo composite essay “Red State Blues,” Northrop casts a wry and sometimes acerbic look at Alabama history, culture, and politics.

 

April 19, 2013 – May 17, 2013

Opening Reception:

 Friday, April 19, 2013 6-8 pm

Space One Eleven is supported, in part, by the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the board of directors, friends of Space One Eleven, private, corporate and individual donors.  This project is made possible, in part, through support from the National Performance Network’s Visual Artists Network.  Major contributors are the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the Pollock Krasner Foundation.

WASH – Margaret Wrinkle

Join local author, Margaret Wrinkle at
Space One Eleven
Thursday, March 28, 2013
at either noon or 6 pm
For book club and small group discussions
2409 Second Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 328-0553
 click on the book cover to visit Margaret Wrinkle’s page

Wash Book Cover

On Thursday, March 28 at noon and 6 pm, Space One Eleven will be hosting book clubs and small groups for discussions with Margaret Wrinkle about her debut novel, WASHWASH has received rave reviews from Booklist, Publishers Weekly, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlanta Journal & Constitution, Vanity Fair, Shelf Awareness, Chapter 16, and was recently featured in People Magazine as its “Book Pick.” For full reviews, please visit margaretwrinkle.com.

Margaret held the launch of her novel at Space One Eleven on February 1, 2013, accompanied by an exhibition of images of slavery-related sites that she photographed during her research for the book. Nearly 400 people attended the event, which was covered by Birmingham News columnist, Susan Strickland and photographed by Walt Stricklin.  The article can be viewed at: http://www.al.com/living/index.ssf/2013/02/space_one_eleven_hosts_book_ce.html.  Space One Eleven has added the March 28 event especially for book clubs and small groups to provide for fuller discussion of WASH and more interaction with readers.

Your book club or small group is invited to attend.  Space One Eleven’s hope is that multiple clubs/groups will discuss the book together. There will be two sessions, one at noon and one at six.  You will also be able to view Margaret’s photography exhibition which runs through March 29, 2013. Please email Cheryl Lewis at cheryllewis@spaceoneeleven.org to make your reservation for the discussion.

If your book club is unable to attend the discussion with Margaret, your club may hold a private meeting in Space One Eleven’s gallery, while surrounded by Margaret’s photography exhibition. Feel free to bring your own refreshments to enjoy during your club’s discussion.  To schedule a time for your book club to hold a private meeting at Space One Eleven, please email Cheryl Lewis at cheryllewis@spaceoneeleven.org.

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Opening Reception and Preview Book Launch Celebration

Friday, February 1, 2013 – 6-8PM
2407 2nd Ave North, downtown Birmingham, Alabama

Photography Exhibition February 1 – March 29

Margaret Wrinkle, a Birmingham native who is a writer, filmmaker and visual artist, will present her debut novel at a preview reception, reading and book signing at Space One Eleven from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday, February 1. Published by Grove/Atlantic, WASH reexamines American slavery in ways that confound our contemporary assumptions about race, history and healing. Space One Eleven presents this event to mark Black History Month in February, and to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement.

The WASH exhibition also includes photographs taken by Wrinkle during her research at slavery-related sites around the South. The photography exhibition will be on display at Space One Eleven from February 1 through March 29. Wrinkle can be available for artist talks by appointment.

The February 1 opening reception begins at 6, and a reading will be at 7, followed by a book signing sponsored by Space One Eleven and Alabama Booksmith.

Space One Eleven is an artist-run visual arts non-profit organization that has a 25 year history of commitment to civil justice and is honored to be hosting this event.

Wrinkle has written a remarkable first novel, one that will haunt readers with the questions it raises, and the disturbing glimpse it offers into an unfathomable world.
–Booklist

RELATIONSHIPS – Toni Tully

Gallery Installation  - One of Tully's canvas paintings (10' x 28')

Gallery Installation – One of Tully’s canvas paintings (10′ x 28′)

An exhibition honoring the life and work
of the beloved Birmingham artist

Toni Tully

(1939-2010)

Opening Reception

Friday, November 9, 2012 – 6-8PM
2407 2nd Ave North, downtown Birmingham, Alabama

Space One Eleven (SOE) presents “Relationships,” an exhibition honoring Birmingham’s beloved artist, Toni Tully (1939-2010), a pioneer in Birmingham’s contemporary arts. Along with selected works by Toni Tully, including watercolors, fabric, and paintings, the show will feature works by her daughter, Rebecca Tully Fulmer, as well as the following prominent artists who had close professional relationships with Tully: Sara Garden Armstrong, Catherine Cabaniss, Carol Cooper, Carolyn Goldsmith, Beverly Erdreich, Scott Fuller, Betty Kent (deceased), Scott Stephens, Cumbee Tyndal, Ellen de Mello Weiland (deceased), and Maralyn Wilson.