Springtime Abstractions in the Tucson Weekly by Margaret Regan

"Also at Steinfeld, Everybody Gallery is staging a big group show winsomely titled Drawings, Paintings, Maybe a Sculpture 2. Like Conrad Wilde, this adventurous young gallery displays challenging contemporary work, handsomely displayed. Sara Hubbs, for instance, makes wall sculptures out of fishnet stockings, plaster, nylon liner socks and toys. Nazafarin Lofti makes wild, mixed-media "Vessels with Unknown Functions" in shades of white and gray. Olivier Mosset, an internationally exhibited artist who lives in Tucson, usually an abstractionist, makes a surprising turn to a simple pencil drawing, a steer's head that subverts western kitsch. Through May 5 at Everybody Gallery, 101 W. Sixth St. Open by appointment. info@everybody.gallery. everybody.gallery/exhibitions.html."

'Drawings, paintings, maybe a sculpture 2' at Everbody

'Drawings, paintings, maybe a sculpture 2' at Everbody
Featuring Sara Hubbs, Nazafarin Lotfi and Annie Swiderski

Image courtesy of Maya Hawk

'Drawings, paintings, maybe a sculpture 2' at Everbody, April 6 - May 7, 2018

'Drawings, paintings, maybe a sculpture 2' at Everbody, April 6 - May 7, 2018
'Drawings, paintings, maybe a sculpture 2' opens Friday, April 6th from 7pm-10pm and features work by: Kim Garcia, Sara Hubbs, Nazafarin Lotfi, Pastiche Lumumba, Olivier Mosset, Jackie Riccio, & Annie Swiderski.


Video walk-through of Redux

Miguel Monzon of Modified created this video walk-through of redux.

redux: sara hubbs/will bruder @ Modified Arts

redux: sara hubbs/will bruder @ Modified Arts
redux: sara hubbs/will bruder at Modified Arts, Phoenix, AZ

Opening: February 16th from 2-9
First Friday: March 2nd 6-10pm

On Opening night of Sara's Modified exhibition in the fall of 2000, Will met Sara and purchased one of her early paintings.
A creative conversation was sparked that has deepened over the years and given impetus to redux which brings together
the recent work of Tucson based artist Sara Hubbs and the photography of Phoenix based architect Will Bruder.

Sara employs paint, cast-offs and reworked product packaging while Will uses his smart phone to capture and compose images of his life and travels. Both Sara and Will mine everyday experiences in their work, inviting us all to look, with care and curiosity at the world around us.

Debris Field at the Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle

Debris Field

Sept 3-Nov 2, 2013
at the Castle Gallery on the campus of the College of New Rochelle

Curated by Lisa Dahl

Participating artists include: Scott Andresen, Lisa Dahl, Ghost of a Dream, Ruth Hardinger, Gregg Hill, Sara Hubbs, Vandana Jain, Nathaniel Lieb, Shari Mendelson, Jimmy Miracle, Tattfoo Tan, and Ian Trask

Trash Talk, Arts Connects New York at Spattered Columns

Trash Talk, Arts Connects New York at Spattered Columns
curated by Lisa Dahl

Spattered Columns
Art Connects New York
491 Broadway, Suite 500
New York, NY 10012

April 11 - May 3, 2012

Opening Reception:
April 11th, 6-8pm

Although there is a long precedent of artists using found objects in their work, garbage and art are still usually placed at opposite ends of the spectrum. The former deemed disposable and worthless, the latter lauded as unique and precious. The Trash Talk artists utilize the very history of their chosen medium to tap into the associations we bring to such products and packaging. The resulting art is not merely about the hot topic of recycling, but rather provides a new level of consideration. Using items as diverse as steel drums, plastic containers, cardboard, old shoes, and even food, a wondrous alchemy is achieved as familiar substances transform into something unexpected. The work is often beautiful and elegant; humorous and thoughtful; but all of it is trash.

Participating artists include: Scott Andresen, Lisa Dahl, Ghost of a Dream, Ruth Hardinger, Gregg Hill, Sara Hubbs, Vandana Jain, Nathaniel Lieb, Shari Mendelson, Jimmy Miracle, Tattfoo Tan, and Ian Trask.


Image: Exhibition catalogue cover

First Truth

Images from First Truth exhibition at Camel Art Space I co-curated with Sara Jones.

February 10-March 11, 2012: First Truth, Camel Art Space, Brooklyn, NY:
Opening Reception: February 10, 6-9 pm.

Curatorial Statement:
The artist who sets out to examine or establish a truth often runs into the bigger truth that came before it: that what one wants to accomplish may be fleeting and possibly unaccomplishable, or that what one creates will transform into an unforeseen thing between the time it is conceived and the time it is completed. This first truth takes the form of gaps and inconsistencies that erupt when attempting to tell a story, remember a vision, or attempt to follow a rule, and it is fueled by unreliable memories, unraveled experiences, and inexplicable imprecisions. It can be fought against, accepted, ignored, or even embraced, but the first truth — which can also be called the first anomaly or the first disappointment — emerges through the work whether it is intended or not. The artists in this exhibition intend and do not intend, but nevertheless communicate this first truth in a variety of ways.

Artists: Siobhan McBride, Janelle Iglesias, Megan Hays, Danielle Mysiliwiec, Gina Beavers, Sara Hubbs and Sara Jones

Abu Bhloggi 'Blog'

Check out pics from "No Customs" show in Abu Dabi at Jen and Kevin McCoy's blog.

No Customs at Sama Tower, Abu Dhabi

No Customs at Sama Tower, Abu Dhabi
No Customs

November 4-27, 2010
opening reception: Thursday Nov 4, 7-9 pm

curated by Jennifer and Kevin McCoy

an exhibition of transmissible ideas with:

Vito Acconci
Jason Robert Bell / Marni Kotak
Torsten Z. Burns
Jennifer Dalton / Susan Hamburger
Anthony Discenza
Melissa Dubbin / Aaron Davidson
Bill Durgin
Tara Fracalossi
David Grubbs
Sara Hubbs
Thomas Lail
Michael Mandiberg
Marisa Olson
Jonathan Schipper
Mark Tribe
Karen Yasinsky

A common art-making strategy when one enters into new territory is to listen, to ask, and to wait. As newcomers to Abu Dhabi, we considered this strategy, but then rejected it. Instead of waiting to receive information, we begin our sojourn in the Emirates by making an offer. In curating this show, No Customs, held in our remarkably gallery like living space, we offer the work of artists connected to us from our home community of New York City. When they asked what life is like here, we answered we didn’t yet know. We told them to send what they could send via email, via instructions, via concept. We told them to send it fast. So then, what we have is a show called No Customs. This title is a double entendre. Practically, since no objects have been mailed, we were not slowed by the expense of shipping and the delays of customs. Metaphorically, the show is not about tradition or interpretation, but rather about mapping and transcription. How does form map onto landscape? How does it transform landscape? How do you demarcate space for contemplation, for understanding, for revolution? What happens to the body when its image occupies this demarcated space?

First, the approach to a problem. This is what we hear when listening to Vito Acconci’s audio piece, Research Station, Antarctica, For Your Ears Only (2004-2010). How does an artist (here architect) turn a landscape into a series of constraints to be addressed, to create a form? In the photographs of Melissa Dubbin and Aaron Davidson, the long time collaborators use smoke bombs to test the landscape. They create form with weather, wind, light, and clouds. In a site specific project by Thomas Lail, a series of Buckminister Fuller domes are superimposed over the city view of Abu Dhabi, creating another take on the domes of the city and adding to the enormous architectural speculation already here. In another project, a memory sequence of images by Tara Fracalossi offers a counterpoint to the desert with images of most verdant spring and bleakest winter. These images purport to be memory, but their repetition on the wall creates matrices of classifications that map new space. In the end they are more like letters in an alphabet than like stories of particular landscapes.

Demarcated space
In answering a call to show work in Abu Dhabi, many artists considered the question of mapping, both graphically and metaphorically. In the work of Michael Mandiberg, the artist asked us to find an Arabic map of the USA in which we recreate the laser cuttings of print media that he is known for. In this work the message and the map collide. The artist duo MTAA and the sculptor Sara Hubbs sent ideas for works that, though they are generated very differently, come up with surprisingly congruent projects. MTAA asked us to find “the most colorful place” in Abu Dhabi. Then they provided software that translated this image into an abstract digital image (referred to as “the aesthetic object”). We could then display this any way we saw fit. In Sara Hubb’s project, an abstract form also results from a behind the scenes process. She photographed decaying areas of New York City and asked us to reproduce the patterns they create in plaster, building up a surface to form decoration from blight.

The projects of Jonathan Schipper and the collaborative team of Jennifer Dalton and Susan Hamburger ask us the audience to participate in the creation of the artwork by zeroing in on our patterns of behavior. In the ambitious project by Schipper, entitled A Million Dollar Walk, attendees of the opening reception will be given the opportunity to carry a briefcase full of money on a prescribed path through the building. Dalton and Hamburger ask participants questions about their behavior in Abu Dhabi, creating a changing sculptural bar graph that measures their assumptions about life in the capitol against actual practice.
Four artists in the exhibition deal with space by creating voids some for the viewer to inhabit speculatively others by creating spaces for lost objects. In her video mixtape project, Marisa Olson casts herself as an outsourced worker and creates a mash-up of Arab covers of American karaoke classics. The singers of course, are us by implication. In The New Revolution (2010), Mark Tribe creates an installation that invites spectators to consider their own ideas about revolution. David Grubbs, a noted musician, sent us instructions to render a beautiful wall drawing whose omissions create open spaces for meaning to drift. In an animation by Karen Yasinsky, You’d Better Be Careful, omitted objects and spaces set interpretation even farther adrift.

Several of the artists in the show responded with work implying performative space. In the video Double Face Fantasy by Jason Robert Bell and Marni Kotak this space is a virtual one in that a portrait transforms through a technical gesture. Anthony Discenza’s video, The Future has Already Been Written creates a tour de force collage of science fiction, and we follow the body of Charlton Heston through alternate visions of the future. In the work of Torsten Burns, Resurrectables (Yellow-Mobilers), the artist asked us to curate a selection of performance stills from a huge array of images of costumes, props, and locations. We selected images of vehicles, conveying transmission, speed, and the framing of the body as it moves through space. Finally, the work of photographer Bill Durgin presents work that brings it all together. The body becomes a landscape of skin, finally an abstracted “aesthetic object”.

No Customs is located at Sama Tower, Suite 3708, Abu Dhabi. Sama Tower is at the corner of Airport Rd and Electra Rd., near the NMC (New Medical Center). The exhibition will be open Saturdays from 1-5 through Nov. 27 and by appointment. Please contact Jennifer or Kevin McCoy with questions and image requests: info@mccoyspace.com

Jennifer and Kevin McCoy's multimedia artworks examine the genres and conventions of filmmaking, memory and language. They are known for constructing subjective databases of existing material and making fragmentary miniature film sets with lights, video cameras, and moving sculptural elements to create live cinematic events. They have relocated to Abu Dhabi in affiliation with New York University Abu Dhabi and are presently teaching and working on a commission for the downtown campus.

The McCoys' work has been widely exhibited in the US and internationally - their most recent shows include Museum of Modern Art in New York, BFI (British Film Institute) Southbank in London, Hanover Kunstverein, The Beall Center in Irvine, CA, pkm Gallery in Beijing, The San Jose Museum of Art, Palazzodella Papesse, The Addison Museum of American Art, The Nevada
Museum of Art, and Artists Space in New York. Their work can be seen in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Milwaukee Art Museum, and the Speed Museum. They are represented in New York by Postmasters Gallery.



image credits: from left to right, Michael Mandiberg, “Us and Them”, David Grubbs, “Untitled (I Just Want to Say)”, and Karen Yasinsky ”You’d Better Be Careful”

Two Degrees of Separation at Satori Gallery, NYC

Two Degrees of Separation at Satori Gallery, NYC
Two Degrees of Separation
December 9, 2009 – January 24, 2010

Gallery SATORI is pleased to present “Two Degrees of Separation,” a group exhibition with ninety artists to be held in the Project Space and Lounge at Gallery SATORI. The artwork ranges widely from intimate paintings to delicate paper sculptures to videos on minute monitors to a ceramic soccer ball. The show investigates the web-like interrelationship between many of the artists working in New York as well as a few artists working in London, Seoul, Tel Aviv, and Sydney who have connections to the artists based in New York.

The relationships may include friends, colleagues, partners, lovers, spouses, studio-mates, room-mates, friends of friends to shared experiences in educational programs, residency programs, artist panels and exhibitions. Some may not remember how or when they have met or why they know the person but when asked if they know him/her the answer is “yes.”

164 Stanton Street, NY, NY 10002 / Tel. 646. 896. 1075 / info@gallerysatori.com / www.gallerysatori.com

Fearless Dreaming on Treehugger

Thanks to Emma Grady from Treehugger for this nice write-up!

Fearless Dreaming

Fearless Dreaming

Show Images posted on ecco*eco

A huge thank you goes out to Abigail Doan for posting images from my show Partner Play.

Write-up: Bird-in-the-house

Check out this write-up on "Bird-in-the-house," a blog from Welsh artist Kathryn Campbell Dodd... Thanks Kathryn!

Partner Play (Solo Show)

Partner Play (Solo Show)


Check out this nice article about the Artillery Art Fair. Mimi Luse gives my work and Tony Luib's a nice paragraph.

Brooklyn Artillery Art Fair

Brooklyn Artillery Art Fair
Lumenhouse is pleased to present the works of two contemporary Brooklyn artists: Sara Hubbs and Tony Luib, at the 2009 BROOKLYN ARTILLERY art fair. As part of the Williamsburg Gallery Association's Fall Kick-off weekend, Lumenhouse will be showcasing this two-person exhibition at the Castle Braid from September 11th - 20th, 2009.

Sara Hubbs’ sculptural works are assemblages created from discarded remnants of shoes and other personal ephemera. In her process, Hubbs investigates the relationship between these forms, and their materials while at the same time, providing these relics with new meaning.

Tony Luib’s paintings and sculptures provocatively fuse disparate elements such animal parts, fur, acrylic, polymer clay, stones, feathers and ground shells. The resulting sculptural landscapes, as Luib describes, “can be seen as both the internal, unhealthy conscience of our human evolution as well as the destructive, obvious malnutrition of our environment.”

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 12th 4pm - 12am

Exhibition Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 12pm - 8pm (September 12th - 20th)


Thanks to Abigail Doan for the incredible post about my work on her well researched, well versed blog Ecco*Eco

little creatures at McCaig Welles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

July 2009: little creatures (curated by Megan Hays) at McCaig-Welles Gallery, 129 Roebling Street Brooklyn, NY 11211

Opens Thursday July 2, 2009 @ 7pm

with Alessandro Ayuso, Gina Beavers, Deedee Cheriel, Molly Crabapple, Valerie Crosswhite, Megan Hays, Sara Hubbs, Kazuko Minokami, Aurora Robson, Chris Uphues

Our House, at Lumenhouse, Bushwick, Brooklyn

June 6th - July 5th 2009: Our House

Featuring mixed media work by Lumenhouse artists: Matthew Brownell, Megan Hays, Sara Hubbs, Aurora Robson & Stephen Workman

Opening reception: Saturday and Sunday June 6th & 7th 12-7pm.

Gallery hours: Sat & Sun 12-5, weekdays by appt. Lumenhouse, 47 Beaver Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Bushwick Open Studios

June 6th & 7th 2009: BOS 2009 Bushwick Open Studios and Arts Festival @ Lumenhouse 47 Beaver Street, Brooklyn NY 11206. Open studio hours: 12pm - 7pm

Arts in Bushwick Benefit: BOS preview and art sale

May 21st 2009: ARTS IN BUSHWICK BENEFIT: BOS PREVIEW AND ART SALE @ Lumenhouse 7:30pm - 10:00pm


Lumenhouse Art Auction and Benefit

Please join me on Saturday, April 25th to help support Lumenhouse--a studio and gallery in Bushwick that provides affordable space for the creation of commercial and fine art photography, and inexpensive studio space for emerging artists.

A benefit silent auction will take place from 7-9pm, with refreshments and live performances by Eliza Fernand, Brent Arnold and Marissa Mickelberg. Over 30 artists have already committed to sharing their work in the auction, including:

Per Bilgren, Matthew Brownell, Garrison Buxton, El Celso, Eun Young Choi, Beth Dary , Jennifer Delilah , Geujin Han, Megan Hays , Eliza Fernand , Cindy Gatto, Eric Graham , Ingrid C. Hertfelder , Mary Hill, Sara Hubbs , Benjamin S. Jones , Zachary Keeting , Marlon Krieger , Oskar Landi , Erika Langstroth, Lucas Lai, Niki Lederer, Eric Lee, Miyeon Lee , Zaun Lee, Tony Luib, Shinto Mai, Camilla Padgitt Coles, Avoid Pi, Aurora Robson , Edward Smith, Daniel + Travis, Jeremiah Teipen , Inga Huld Tryggvadottir, Stephen Workman, and more.

From 9pm on, the photo studio will transform into a dance party with DJ Stylus and DJ krnl panic and video art projections by meKaniKdolls and other local video artists.

Lumenhouse is dedicated to maintaining an open, mutable space that can serve as a gestation chamber for new cultural activity to develop and flourish. I hope you will join me on April 25th to support the vision and mission of this important gallery and community resource.

EJECT 2 - Segundo Festival de Videoperformance de la Ciudad de Mexico at the Ex-Teresa Arte Actual

EJECT 2 - Segundo Festival de Videoperformance de la Ciudad de Mexico at the Ex-Teresa Arte Actual
My piece "Becoming Cactus" was recently exhibited in Mexico City at EJECT -Segundo Festival de Videoperformance de la Ciudad de México


gabrielle civil - estados unidos | montserrat payró y mariella greil - españa/méxico | graham macleod - canadá/china | sylvia winkler & stephan köperl - austria/alemania | gabriel sasiambarrena - argentina | jorge luis santana - cuba | lucas grandin - francia | verónica allocati - argentina | grupo proyector - colombia | cinthya reyes - méxico | karen zalamea - canadá | elizabeth neira - chile | maría eugenia chellet - méxico | gabriela golder - canadá/argentina | michele beck y jorge calvo - estados unidos/costa rica | federico martínez montoya - méxico | sara hubbs - estados unidos | mariana peralta – méxico | rachelle beaudoin - estados unidos | kenji ouellet - canadá | caroline barc - francia | irene loughlin - canadá | nadja marcin - alemania | lysette yoselevitz - méxico/canadá | micheline durocher – canadá


mónica dower | pancho lópez | ricardo nicolayewsky

23 y 24 de octubre de 2008
20:00 horas
entrada libre


lic. verdad no. 8
centro histórico
méxico df - (metro Zócalo)

My work at Mezzo

A collection of my paintings are being featured at the new Will Bruder gem, Mezzo in Phoenix. This new condo project is located at 1145 E. Whiton. You can see more photos and find out about events at Mezzo either on their website at www.mezzophx.com or at www.mezzoblog.com

Academy 2008 at Conner Smith, Washington, DC

ACADEMY 2008: July 11 – 26, 2008 || online exhibition through August 2008.
Conner Contemporary Art is very pleased to announce ACADEMY 2008, the eighth year of our annual invitational survey dedicated to outstanding work by recent fine art graduates of regional college art programs.
The following artists were invited to exhibit: Geoffrey Aldridge, Jamie Andrew, Andrew Buckland, Robert Campoy, Andrea Chung, Sarada Conaway, Cheraya Esters, Nathaniel Fink, Ryan Foti, Kenny George, Sara Hubbs, Stephanie Kozemchak, Michelle McAuliffe, Wayde McIntosh, Carmen McLeod, Meg Mitchell, Diane Ramos, James Swainbank, Kristoffer Tripplaar, Virginia Warwick and Aleksander Zhikulin. They are graduates of American University, Corcoran College of + Design, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Maryland Institute College of Art, University of Maryland and Virginia Commonwealth University.
The curators are ACADEMY exhibition founder and chief gallery Curator, Jamie Smith, gallery Director, Leigh Conner and Assistant Director, Kristi Mathews. As in previous years, the curators attended BFA/MFA exhibitions between December and June, viewing works in person to formulate a profile of area art programs. After consulting with artists, they selected a group of works created in various media, including painting, video, sculpture, and photography, which demonstrate individual achievement and represent vital currents in the fine art curricula of our region.
Since the exhibition's 2001 debut, over 109 grads have participated in ACADEMY. We are pleased that, as these young artists have continued to develop, some have achieved international critical recognition, exhibiting at venues including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York; Nassauischen Kunstverein, Wiesbaden and The British Museum, London, England. 
Because we are finishing our new gallery space renovation, ACADEMY 2008 will be held nearby at 1341 H Street, NE (near the Atlas Theatre / Arts District). We appreciate the support of Taurus Development, who generously donated the ground floor space at their new corporate headquarters.
> ACADEMY 2008 opens Friday, July 11th with a reception for the artists from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. 
> Exhibition hours are Thursday – Saturday 12-5pm. 
> Taurus Development is located at 1341 H Street, NE – Washington, DC, 20002 
Concurrent with ACADEMY 2008, SOVA Espresso and Wine bar (1359 H St, NE) is hosting an exhibition of paintings by first year MFA students from the George Washington University, curated by Diane Ramos. The opening reception is also Friday, July 11, 6 - 8 pm. 
For further information and visuals contact Leigh Conner or Kristi Matthews at 202-588-8750 / info@connercontemporary.com.

Girlish Ways, The Bobby Fisher Memorial Building, Washington, DC



A selection of twelve artists under the age of 35 investigate how contemporary lifestyles effect and re-define the women of this generation.