ArtLab pushing into the future.
Tucker Eason, artist & community builder, talks in between his paintings and a camera about art and it’s context.
The month of May got Amuleto and ArtLab together in New York for a show in ArtLab’s space and for an exchange of ideas and knowledge between artists after the two collectives met in ArtExpo New York 2019. In the context of the show XXI C. Paintings from Jantus at ArtLab in Brooklyn, we spoke to the head of the project, Tucker Eason.
After moving from California, Tucker, an artist himself, started building a community of artists in New York. He created a space where emergent artists can exhibit in the context of a studio. The curatorial line is focused in presenting contemporary concepts in an experimental installation. The space is located in Jefferson Avenue.
ArtLab and Amuleto in a collaborative curation presented new paintings of Jantus from his studio in Bushwick. The main aim that Amuleto and ArtLab share is the consciousness of the importance of each oeuvre of an exhibition. This means, they present a body of quality artworks from a selection of artists who work to push further and expand the history of art.
In the interview, Tucker talks about ArtLab, art galleries, 20th Century artists and general thoughts.
The idea of exhibiting outside the walls of a gallery is being reintroduced when it comes to show art. Undoubtedly in the present time the concept of space is one of the most explored ones. Artists develop new media and challenge established ones. Setting in the streets a hybrid of urban art and fine art by using the infrastructure of the city; showing in limited-time spaces and pop-up shows or exhibiting art behind the closed doors of an opened-to-the-public house. In this direction, Eason is playing a role proposing new alternative spaces.
All this new characteristics of contemporary art spaces share the flavor of the old avant-garde groups who were not accepted by academic institutions and had to find out for themselves where to exhibit. Nowadays, emerging artists can create a following and be seen virtually, which is the most positive points for art of the twenty-first century. In response to the difficulty of being represented by a gallery, new spaces like ArtLab are now in charge of showing emergent artists in a different context.