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Elevation : Denver, Su2014

Tony Labat - In Residence
Elevation : Denver
May 20-June 28, 2014

Emmanuel Gallery is pleased to announce its first artist-in-residence. In collaboration with the local artist residency program, ArtPlant, artist Tony Labat will be in Denver over the course of the month interacting with the community and realizing a design from his Elevations: Platforms, Stages & Catwalks series. Emmanuel Gallery will play host to the first physical iteration of the series as Mr. Labat will create Elevation : Denver. This sculptural work although in its pristine state during exhibition, becomes the platform for interaction as the gallery and the artist invite individuals and groups from the community to utilize it for performance and activation. The opening activation of this work will take place on June 12, 2014 from 6 until 9 p.m. The exhibition and 1st activation are curated by Jacquelyn Connolly and Cortney Lane Stell.

Residency - May 20-June 13, 2014
Exhibition - May 29-June 28, 2014

Elevation Activation Opening Reception | June 12, 2014, 6-9 p.m.
with hot dogs, drag queens and DJs

This project continues Labat’s interest in a kind of sculpture that engages the viewer physically, socially and politically, in order to engage the body as a perceptual whole. The work requires the participants (the institution, the viewer, and the community) to “walk” through the work to gain an understanding of its meaning. Emphasis of the work concentrates on its function rather that on its appearance.

Since the seventies Tony Labat has developed a body of work in Performance, Video, Sculpture and Installation. His work has dealt with the body, popular culture, identity, urban relations, politics, and the media. He has exhibited internationally over the last 30 years, received numerous awards and grants, and his work is in many private and public collections. Recent exhibitions include Barbara Gladstone Gallery, the 11th Havana Bienale, Gallery Paule Anglim, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, and Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center. He’s currently Chair of the MFA Program at the San Francisco Art Institute. He lives and works in San Francisco.

Emmanuel Gallery is a tri-institutional non-profit art space supported by the Community College of Denver, The Metropolitan State University of Denver and the University of Colorado Denver. Summer hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 11-5. For more information please visit our website, Facebook page or call us at 303-556-8337. Emmanuel Gallery is free and open to the public, located in the heart of Auraria Campus in Downtown Denver.

Contact: Jacquelyn Connolly, Director/Curator


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Tony Labat Exhibition Statement

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