A Co-Lab Projects Personal Invite
Please join us at N Space this Saturday, October 13th from 6-9PM for a Private Opening Reception:
The Secret Social Life of Painting
Judy Rushin

This exhibition by visiting artist Judy Rushin is an exhibition of works in two parts at both N Space and Project Space with the following dates and times.

@ N Space (905 Congress Ave)
October 13th - November 24th, 2012
Private Opening Reception:
Saturday, October 13th, 2012, 6-9PM
Also on view during open hours
Wednesdays 5:30-8PM and by appointment

@ Project Space (613 Allen St)
October 20th - 27th, 2012
Public Opening Reception:
Saturday, October 20th, 2012, 7-11PM
Also on view by appointment
Statement from Judy Rushin:
The Secret Social Life of Painting is an exhibition of works in two parts by Judy Rushin and is simultaneously on view at Co-Lab and N Space. The works at Co-Lab hang on and lean against the walls and stand freely in open spaces, creating an experiential environment that Rushin sees as an extension of themes developed in the 60s by artists like Blinky Palermo, Imi Knoebel, and Helio Oiticica. Like her forerunners, Rushin allows her creative process to be intuitive and her post-creation analyses to be equally fluid. Essentially though, she reduces the elements of discourse to their most basic components to establish a space for larger and more mysterious concepts to emerge. Hanging limp or connected to one another, the paintings look for new ways to be paintings… and that’s it. No neon signs, no climaxes, no imagery, no limelight. The work exists quietly, proceeds at a slow pace, and waits patiently for your attention. While the works on view at Co-Lab create a group dynamic, the works on view at N Space focus on individual pieces.  Their statements are understated – they’re about the rigor of simplicity, not virtuosity for its own sake — but stripped of the anonymity of the group setting, they reveal an ability to speak confidently in their own right.

Judy Rushin believes that being an artist is an industrious job and she has the hands to show it. 
Her work explores relationships between people and spatial environments through painting, sculpture, and installation. Rushin's work has appeared across the US and in Korea including Aqua Art Miami, Art and Literature Laboratory in Cambridge, MA, Prospect 1-Satellite at Trumpet in New Orleans, Mass MoCA, and Soho20 New York. She is the recipient of numerous grants and her work has been featured twice in New American Paintings.

Beverages provided by Titos Vodka

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Co-Lab Projects is now actively curating two exhibition spaces. Project Space is our main space located in east Austin and is primarily used for happenings and events, Project Space does not usually maintain open hours however the exhibitions are always available to view by appointment. N Space is our new downtown exhibition site located inside Nelsen Partners Architecture Studio where exhibitions are available for viewing during open hours on Wednesdays from 5:30-8PM or by appointment.

Co-Lab Projects is an artist-run nonprofit organization dedicated to facilitating public projects and exhibiting contemporary works of art, installation, and performance. By operating on an ambitious programming schedule, the organization provides exposure and opportunities for local and national artists to create new and experimental bodies of work on a frequent and flexible basis. Through collaboration, education, and engagement, Co-Lab encourages artistic exploration and dialogue within the community.
Co-Lab maintains an open and ongoing call for site-specific installations, performances, works in new media, outdoor murals and video/film screenings. We also review proposals for collaborative, educational, and community based workshops and projects. Click here to apply. 


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Austin, TX 78721

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905 Congress
Austin, TX 78701


This project is funded and supported in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future. 
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