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Opening Reception for “This Must Be the Place” at VSOP Gallery

August 31, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Opening Reception for "This Must Be the Place" at VSOP Gallery

VSOP Projects is pleased to present its next group exhibition, This Must Be The Place, opening on Saturday, August 31. The five participating artists take varied approaches in terms of materials and process, but all take sharp focus on a portrayal of place, space, and atmosphere.

Nostalgic for the slowly decaying, man-made structures of both urban and rural environments, John Brickels’ deceptively sturdy architectural ceramic sculptures appear carefully choreographed yet precariously poised to collapse. Noah Kalina’s series of photographs from Upstate New York are a study of the same scene revisited time and again, suggesting a deepening acquaintance with a nondescript parcel of land. Brand new landscape paintings of scenes on Long Island’s North Fork from Kate Rasche’s Google Maps series are at once analog and digital, and ask us to question the impact of technology on our understanding of place. Extraordinary objects for the home by British furniture-maker Katie Walker are reliant upon a mastery of both historical and contemporary woodworking techniques and ground the exhibition with a sense of comfort, depth, and warmth. And finally, we will host a series of performances by internationally renowned spoken word poet Caroline Rothstein. Caroline’s autobiographical work is anchored around moments of unspeakable loss and remarkable triumph related to family, the body, and social justice.

In connection with our exhibition, Caroline will stage a one-woman performance at the North Fork Community Theatre in Mattituck, NY on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online or at the gallery.

We hope you’ll make plans to join us in Greenport for a reception with the artists celebrating the opening of This Must Be The Place on Saturday, August 31, from 6-8pm.


August 31, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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VSOP art+design Projects
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