Speedwell Projects, Portland, ME

10,000+ Hours

November 19 - December 7, 2019

Closing Celebration - Saturday, December 7, 6-8PM

Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 12-6 PM


SPEEDWELL projects is proud to present 10,000+ Hours, an exhibition that celebrates our mission to correct the canon and create greater visibility for artists who have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to their practice.


We are excited to offer this work to promote awareness and ensure the longevity of SPEEDWELL projects.


10,000+ Hours is SPEEDWELL projects’ inaugural fundraiser and exhibition. It is also an opportunity to purchase masterful work, or make a donation to support this important mission.


Artists include:

Elise Ansel, Greta Bank, Barbara Bosworth, Sarah Bouchard, Lucy Breslin, Crystal Cawley, Sara Crisp, Paul D'Amato, Grace DeGennaro, Michel Droge, Eileen Gillespie, Emmet Gowin, Tonee Harbert, Anne Harris, Anna Hepler, Charlie Hewitt, Alison Hildreth, Juliet Karelsen, Deborah Klotz, Jocelyn Lee, Winky Lewis, Honour Mack, Amanda Marchand, George Mason, Jan Piribeck, Kari Radasch, Julie Poitras Santos, Abby Shahn, Wendy Small, Kiki Smith, Patti Smith, Gail Spaien, Aaron T. Stephan, Cheryle St. Onge, Barbara Sullivan, Andrea Sulzer, Katarina Weslien, Shoshannah White, Diana Weymar, Henry Wolyniec, and Francesca Woodman. 


The Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY

PORTRAIT: THE KENTLER FLATFILES IN 58 WORKS

Selections from the Kentler Flatfiles

David Houston, Guest Curator

November 9 - December 15, 2019


The idea behind this exhibition is to take a long view of the development of the Kentler Flat Files over their almost thirty year history. The Flat Files are tightly focused on a few specific media; mainly drawing, printmaking, and other paper-related work. They house both the traditional and the experimental, and a great deal in between. Some artists are well known, but most are not. A tour of the files reveals a staggering range of artists and media, geographic diversity, and stylistic pluralism. The most impressive thing about the project as a whole is the fact that the files function as a largely self-regulating body of work that is in continuous flux. There is a gate-keeper, but the gate is usually standing wide open.

Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland ME

Temporality | The Process of Time

November 2, 2019 - February 23, 2020


Exploring ideas of repetition, duration, and process, Temporality looks at how contemporary artists are using time as a means of making. The exhibition explores the question of what is time, and how do we measure and give value to time? One certainty is that artists need time to make their work and viewers need time to look. In a society that’s constantly on the move, the artists included in the exhibition are asking the viewer to slow down and consider the relevance of time, resulting in work that uses time as a material including painting, photography, sculpture, installation, video, and others.


Center for Maine Contemporary Art

21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 



The Painting Center, New York NY

Green: The Impossible Color
April 23 - May 18, 2019
Reception: Thursday, April 25, 6PM - 8PM

The Painting Center
547 West 27th Street
Suite 500
New York, NY 

Green: The Impossible Color, curated by Rachael Wren, showcases works that explore the elusive color of green and its multifacted nature.

The publication Sixfold Symmetry: Pattern of Art and Science is now available at Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Able Baker Contemporary, Portland ME

Perfection

curated by Hilary Irons

January 18th - March 2nd  2019

Able Baker Contemporary
29 Forest Avenue
Portland, Maine

A group exhibition bringing forth a conversation between extreme realism and highly-articulated abstraction.


Philip Brou, Grace DeGennaro, Bill Donovan, Shaina Gates, Carly Glovinski, Mary Hart, Duncan Hewitt,  Isaac Jaegerman, Jim Mullen, Kate Russo, Andrew Scripter, Gail Spaien

Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque NM

Unfolding (Night), lithograph, 26 x 16" each,  2018

Boston Voyager

"Check out Grace DeGennaro's Artwork" Boston Voyager, September 3, 2019

Fred Giampietro, New Haven CT

New Geometry II
February 10 - March 10, 2018

Fred Giampietro Gallery
1064 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 

It was 1968 and the first day of New Geometry at Cheshire High School. The teacher passed out the textbook, informing students that a new one was on order and would arrive soon. The old textbook, from the 1950's with it’s solid maroon cover, seemed daunting, having more information than anyone could ever learn. Nerves were heightened with the arrival of this “new” version. It had a jazzy green and pink cover and was full of hard-edged 1960's graphics and color. It soon became clear, that although this new book was teaching the same lessons, it was presenting a fresh perspective. While the rigor was still present, there was a degree of levity that seemed to open a door. “New Geometry” is inspired by those first few days of New Geometry in 1968.​

Amy Vensel, Will Lustenader, Don Voisine, Ruth Hiller, Robert Storr, Power Boothe, Steve Bartlett, Elisa Lendvay, Gregg Blasdel, and Grace DeGennaro.

The Bundy Modern, Waitsfield VT



Ordinary Time

curated by Stephanie Walker, Walker Contemporary

​January 19 -April 14, 2018

Helen Day Art Center
90 Pond Street
Stowe, VT 

This two-person exhibition features the work of Maine-based painter Grace DeGennaro and the kinetic sculpture of Boston-based artist Anne Lilly. These artists elevate the ordinary into the extraordinary by working with engineering and geometry to create fluidity and beauty.

Ordinary Time refers to two periods in the liturgical year in the Catholic church that are not “ordinary” as one might imagine in the sense of common or uninteresting. Ordinary here comes from the Latin word ordinalis, which simply refers to the numbers in a series or how we might order something.

Ordinary Time, the exhibition, refers to the ordering of nature and time, movement, man and machine based on patterns informed by geometry & mathematics, an ordering we don’t necessarily see.

Featuring the paintings of Maine-based painter Grace DeGennaro and kinetic sculpture of Boston-based artist Anne Lilly, Ordinary Time is an exhibition that reveals there is a structure at work, although one that perhaps is not as straightforward as one might like to believe. Both DeGennaro’s and Lilly’s work helps us become aware of negative spaces, the spaces in-between highlighting the layers upon layers of patterns, shapes and forms that are a result in the “empty” spaces. It is an exhibition in which the unseen becomes as important as the seen, where the counting of time is revealed not in a linear fashion but in multiple dimensions.

 

Speedwell Projects, Portland ME 



That Third Thing

curated by Bridget Spaeth

October 21 - November 25, 2017

Speedwell Projects
630 Forest Avenue
Portland, ME 

“That third thing” is a month-long project which convenes performing and visual artists who have chosen to work within abstract strategies.  The gallery installation will juxtapose materially-based work of nine contemporary visual artists curated by Bridget Spaeth and an improvisational music program developed and produced by Titus Abbott.


 

LABSpace, Hillsdale NY

curated by Lorrie Fredette and Brece Honeycutt

LABSpace, Hillsdale, NY
October 14 – November 4, 2017
 
The beauty of Indigo magnetically attracts the viewer. It's richness and depth is an intoxicating visual drink. Dots, dashes, cosmologies; burn marks, rusted tones, twisted strands; grids, stains, topographies; chronicle the works by Christine Aaron, Beth Dary, Grace DeGennaro, Lorrie Fredette, Valerie Hammond, Jeanne Heifetz, Lotta Helleberg, Brece Honeycutt, Patricia Miranda and Paula Overbay.