2019 Exhibitions + Events

Selected exhibitions and events from the 2018 season



Curated by Natalie Fleming and Van Tran Nguyen

May 31 – July 13, 2019

This is not an exhibition of the so-called avant-garde. The artists in this exhibition have been brought together to interrogate our faith in progress and its devotees. Why do we favor independence over companionship and connection? Why is the future considered more valuable than the past or present? Who benefits from our acceptance of progress as natural? Rather than move forward, the artists in this exhibition create works that stand still, lie down, turn face, and move in the opposite direction.

This exhibition was supported in part by the RPI HASS Production Grant

Artists: Abe Abraham, Environmental Performance Agency, Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby, Rina AC Dweck, Regina José Galindo, Brandon Giessmann, J Houston, Janice Howard, Jaimes Mayhew, Antonella Piemontese, Silvia Ruzanka, Tae Kyung Seo, Kurt Treeby, Paul Vanouse, Mike Yood

Press: Art review: Art Stands Still at Collar Works. Times Union. William Jaeger. June 6, 2019.



Curated by Sean Fuller and Monica Bill Hughes

January 25 – March 16, 2019

Ever Upward features the work of eight 2018 graduates of MFA programs from New York State, who have all spent their last few years living and working in the state, responding to their geographic and cultural surroundings while finishing their degrees.

Artists: Emily Furr, Aysha Hamouda, T. Eliott Mansa, Vanessa Mastronardi, Martian (Komikka Patton), Ann Moody, Gaku Tsutaja and Barrett White

Art school grads show their creative futures. Times Union. William Jaeger. February 14, 2019.


Other events + exhibitions

Photography Regional 41, March 29 – April 27, 2019; Curators: Kathleen Vance + Daniel Ayecock, Front Room Gallery, NYC
Too Young: PhD Grad Show at Collar Works, May 3-10, 2019
NSFW: Not Safe For Work, in The LAB, March 29 - April 27, 2019

Creative Economy Mixer, July 10, 2019
Live Music with Sergio Sericolo and Citrus Maxima, June 28, 2019
Collard Greens Dinner + Dialogue Ep. 9, June 1, 2019
Art Factory Reception, March 20, 2019
The Prohibition Project, March 1, 2019