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Standard Space

Standard Space Gallery has a big weekend coming up—it’s first anniversary and the opening of a new show by artist Jeff Joyce, who will unveil “The Nineteenth Century and After.”

There will be an opening reception Saturday, September 1st, from 5:30-8PM and on September 8th, 4-7PM the show continues during the Sharon Art Walk.

Joyce’s work makes explicit reference to the history of pastoral painting and the nature cult of the Romantic Movement. He pays particular homage to Nordic symbolist landscapes where meaning is hidden and revealed by the act of painting.

These depictions of a private view colored by history are intimate in scale but vast in scope.

Joyce has had numerous solo exhibitions nationwide and has been included in group exhibitions at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, the Whitney Museum of Art, the Harn Museum of Art and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The Sharon-based artist has work in numerous private and public collections.

Standard Space director Theo Coulombe, an artist and photographer who was long a part of the arts scene in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, was lured to the Northwest Corner by his friends, Rafe Churchill and Heidi Hendricks, who operate the architectural firm Hendricks Churchill, LLC in Sharon.

Coulombe, who made a living doing commercial photography for high-end clients, also founded the former Brooklynphoto Studio and the One Night Only Art series, organizing solo shows for artists such as Shantell Martin, Tei Blow, Sean McElroy, Maria Baranova and Jessie English. But, while visiting his Connecticut friends, they introduced him to the vacant space at 147 Main Street in Sharon and he fell in love with it.

“I’m a cross-over kind of person,” he said. “My heart is open to different experiences.”

The gallery he created exhibits contemporary artwork by emerging and mid-career artists working across diverse media and is designed, in Coulombe’s words, “to engage a conversation between artists in the New York-Connecticut region.”

It is open Friday-Sunday, 12-6PM, call 917-627-3261 for a private viewing or click on the link below.