Exhibitions

Women with their Work I: Affect + Action
Catherine Cabaniss, Beverly Erdreich, Rosa Naday Garmendia, Melanie Grinney, Celestia Morgan, Miriam Omura, L.A. Watson

September 8 – December 29, 2017: Women with their Work is a series of all-women group art exhibitions, co-curated by Peter Prinz and Jessica Dallow, Ph.D. The first group exhibition, Women and their Work I: Affect + Action will open on Friday, September 8 from 5:30 to 7pm where artists will address social issues ranging from institutionalized racism, water pollution, the atrocities of war, and the subjugation of female bodies (human and nonhuman). Birmingham artists in the exhibition are Catherine Cabaniss, Beverly Erdreich, Melanie Grinney, Celestia Morgan, and Miriam Omura. Miami artist Rosa Naday Garmendia’s work will be exhibited, as well as Frankfort, Kentucky artist L.A. Watson.

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Chimera: Re-Imagined Memory

May 16 – May 19, 2017: What is three-dimensional poetry? 3D poetry is the intersection of visual art and poetic language. It provides an immediate image which seeks to influence the reader’s encounter with the poem. Alabama School of Fine Arts Creative Writing Instructor, Kwoya Fagin, came up with the idea of a three-dimensional poetry exhibit in Birmingham because she wanted to bring our city a new way to experience poetry. 3D poetry allows the experience of poetry to slow down and happen at the pace of the viewer, while also providing an image for context.

Chimera (noun): a thing which is hoped for but is illusory or impossible to achieve

 

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Student Exhibition for the 2017 NCCCIAP Conference

April 7  – April 8, 2017: Space One Eleven presents the Student Exhibition during the National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices (NCCCIAP), celebrating the next generation of cast iron artists. The NCCCIAP is a biennial convergence of students, educators, academics and professionals dedicated to exploring and advancing cast iron art as a medium.

 

 

 

 February 18 – March 15, 2017: Space One Eleven presents the Professor and Student Exhibition during the 2017 Alabama Clay Conference. This exhibition features pairings of artwork made by ceramic faculty from Alabama colle

Alabama Clay Conference Professor and Student Exhibition

February 18 – March 15, 2017: Space One Eleven presents the Professor and Student Exhibition during the 2017 Alabama Clay Conference. This exhibition features pairings of artwork made by ceramic faculty from Alabama colleges and universities, and work from their students.  The gallery exhibition shows the wide range of approaches to ceramic arts being taught around the state.  The pairings of artwork provide an opportunity to see the ways student artwork compares to and contrasts with the work of their professors. 

 

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Let them eat red earth. Let them eat dirt.
Aisha Tandiwe Bell

59th Street Stories: The Ways of the Folk
Tony Bingham

September 9 – February 28, 2017: Space One Eleven’s fall 2016 Visual Artists Network (VAN) artist in residence from Brooklyn, New York, Aisha Tandiwe Bell creates myth and ritual through sculpture, performance, video, sound and drawing while exploring the shifting of the individuals’ identity to compensate for and navigate unequal relationships in race, sex and class. The exhibition title references the famous quote “Let them eat cake.” The title, both metaphoric and literal, finds its roots in our extremely unequal contemporary economics and the practice of largely lower income women and children around the world actually eating clay dirt.

Birmingham artist Tony Bingham’s art making process involves engaging with the history of a place and its people, both past and present. “I engage in conversations and go where that leads me, weaving back and forth between people and places, such as churches, cemeteries, barbershops and farmers markets, junk yards and academic institutions.” Bingham works in cast metal/cast glass sculpture, pinhole photography, drawing, printmaking and installation. His site specific/community engaged sculpture Reunion Place was commissioned by the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games in 1996.

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Light and Terror

May 6 – May 13, 2016: A three-dimensional poetry exhibit featuring visual poetry by creative writing students from the Alabama School of Fine Arts’ Creative Writing Department. The exhibit will be comprised of original paintings, installations, photography and film.

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The Infanttree Project
Larry Thompson

September 11, 2015 – April 29, 2016: Since September 11, 2001, The United States has been involved in two wars. 2.5 million American soldiers have or are serving in these wars, yet a large portion of our society is unaware of the effects war has had on these service members and their families. Space One Eleven exhibited an installation of artworks by artist Larry Thompson titled, The Infanttree Project, which is his response to America’s insulation from the carnages of war. As an artist, Associate Dean and Professor at the private liberal arts institution, Samford University, Thompson has long encountered students who are disconnected from our current wars. This disconnect is not contained to university students, but extends to the rest of the country and may be attributed to the lack of coverage by news media. In the news today, more attention is often given to who was voted off a reality television show than to the humans that died on a given day as a result of war. 

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Occupation
Ehren Tool

February 22 – April 29, 2016: Berkeley resident and Marine Veteran of the 1991 Gulf War, ceramic artist Ehren Tool will conduct a residency at Space One Eleven. By crafting ceramic cups with graphic images of soldiers or bombs, Tool hopes to inspire honest conversations about war and its implications.
Tool was onsite at Space One Eleven, downtown on 2nd Avenue North, working in our gallery to share his works in progress and encourage public conversations. Members of the public–especially our military community–were invited to observe or collaborate with Tool in the creation of cups by bringing photographs or military insignia to be copied onto the vessels. 

 

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Negotiated Identities/Saints and Tears
American Artists: Karen Graffeo, Gary Chapman, Anne Murray, Stephanie Baugh
Romanian Artists: Karoly Feleki, Alexandru Radelescu, Dorel Gaina, Diana Dragen-Chirila, Eugen Moritz

May 1 – May 22, 2015: Negotiated Identities/Saints and Tears examines how identities in Romania were negotiated before, during, and after communism. The exhibition also explores similar identity issues negotiated by authoritarianism and trends in the religion and politics of contemporary American society.

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Quietly Making a Loud Noise
A Space One Eleven Retroperspective

January 23 – March 6, 2015: Quietly Making a Loud Noise displays works shown as Space One Eleven (SOE) during the past 28 years. This extraordinary exhibition showcases the works of over 700 artists and youth who have participated in SOE’s art education programs.

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Public Forum
Steve Lambert

September 4 – September 6, 2014: 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.

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Mulitple Methods: A Print Exhibition
Pinky Bass, Derek Cracco, Darin Forehand, Jane Marshall, John Northrop, Sonja Rieger, Mary Ann Sampson, Melissa Springer, Scott Stephens, Erin Wright

February 9 – May 9, 2014: 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. 

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Interchange
Derek Cracco, Darin Forehand, M’Kina Tapscott, Jürgen Tarrasch

November 8 – January 3, 2014: Interchange was an exchange project between Space One Eleven (SOE) in Birmingham, Alabama and Project Row Houses (PRH) in Houston, Texas where the two organizations “put each in place of the other.”  In March 2013, SOE sent two artists to PRH to create site specific works.  The Houston artists are now joining the Birmingham artists for an exhibition at SOE.

SOE is commemorating Birmingham’s Civil Rights Movement and the courageous stance taken by those who were determined to end racism. Because of their acts, Birmingham became ground zero, with a message that SOE is commemorating Birmingham’s Civil Rights Movement and the courageous stance taken by those who were determined to end racisSOE is commemorating Birmingham’s Civil Rights Movement and the courageSOE is commemorating Birmingham’s Civil Rights Movement and the courageous stance taken by those who were determined to end racism. Because of their acts, Birmingham became ground zero, with a message ous stance taken by those who were determined to end racism. Because of their acts, Birmingham became ground zero, with a message m. Because of their acts, Birmingham became ground zero, with a message reverberated around the world and inspired genuine, positive change.
Order and Chaos

December 6, 2013: University of Montevallo Professor of Art, Karen Graffeo, directed 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.

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1963: Where Were You? — 2013: Where Are You Now?

September 15, 2013: SOE commemorated Birmingham’s Civil Rights Movement and the courageous stance taken by those who were determined to end racism. Because of their acts, Birmingham became ground zero, with a message that reverberated around the world and inspired genuine, positive change.

In honor of The Movement’s heroes, SOE shrouded the facade of its building on Sunday, September 15, 2013 with a ceremony at 2 pm.

A funerary wreath, titled Bundled Flights of Words and Hope is the work of Birmingham artist and UAB’s Associate Professor, Doug Baulos.  Honor students performed a wreath laying ceremony. 

 

 

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Posters without Borders

September 6 – October 4, 2013: Space One Eleven presents Posters Without Borders, An International Poster Exhibition, organized by Erin Wright, Antonio Castro, and Eric Boelts.  Acknowledging that immigration is not just a Mexico/USA issue, artists from around the world were invited to explore how geographic borders define and separate “us” from “other.”

Space One Eleven (SOE) presents Posters Without Borders, An International Poster Exhibition, organized by Erin Wright, Antonio Castro, and Eric Boelts.  Acknowledging that immigration is not just a Mexico/USA issue, artists from around the world have beenight, Antonio Castro, and Eric Boelts.  Acknowledging that immigration is not just a Mexico/USA issue, artists from around the world havight, Antonio Castro, and Eric Boelts.  Acknowledging that immigration is not just a Mexico/USA issue, artists from around the world hav invited to explore how


Photo Retablos and Drawings: Somos Humanos/We are Human
José Torres-Tama

Red State Blues
John Northrop

April 19 – May 17, 2013: 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 was Space One Eleven’s 2013 artist in residence.  During his residency, Torres-Tama will be lecturing and conducting workshops at universities and organizations.

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

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

WASH
Margaret Wrinkle

March 28, 2013: Space One Eleven hosts book clubs and small group discussions for Margaret Wrinkle about her debut novel, WASH. WASH has received rave reviews from Booklist, Publishers Weekly, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlanta Journal and 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 

 

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.

Fair, Shelf Awareness, Chapter 16, and was recently featured in People Magazine as its “Book Pick.” For full reviews, please visit margaretwrinkle.com.

 

Relationships
Toni Tully

November 9, 2012 – January 2, 2013: Space One Eleven 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.

 

 

Barriers

January 5 – April 20, 2012: 

 

 

 

 

 

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RACE*SEX*POLITICS*RELIGION
Ratcliff Bailey, Michael Brown, Thornton Dial, Monica Ellis, Zachary Friedline, Stephen Hayes, Darius Hill, Chris Hutchins, Mariah Kirby Smith, Forest McMullin, Jim Neel, Elin O’Hara Slavick, Fahamu Pecou, Omar Richardson, Sonja Rieger, Jon Riis, Shana Robbins, Andrew Ross, Robert Sherer, Jonathan Terranova, Brad Thomas, Kara Walker

November 5 – January 28, 2011: 

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Pubic Places Private Spaces: A Work of Friction

February 4 – April 6, 2010:

 

 

 

 

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The Compassion Project
Shana Berger and Nathan Purath

November 6 – January 8, 2010: A three state public art billboard project (Georgia, Tennessee and Louisiana) including a Space One Eleven exhibition all accompanied by public lectures, community engagements (example: Birmingham Urban Ministries) and a youth program event by the artists entitled The Compassion ProjectThe Compassion Project, which references previous well known religious ad campaigns, honors multiple ideas of god by drawing from a Buddhist legend.  The project embraces compassion as a broad spiritual principal, true to the values of Jesus as a historical, political, and spiritual figure.

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Questions to the New South: Shifting Planes

November 2 – January 25, 2008: 

 

 

 

 

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Tlak/Pressure
Bedrîch Kocman, Kevin Shook

April 13 – May 31, 2007

 

 

 

 

 

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 Questions to the New South: Now… and Then

February 2 – March 16, 2007: