"This solo exhibition acts as an emboldened visual and sculptural collage of the various objects and ephemera that have evolved out of Hope Ginsburg's participatory practice over the past five years." Curator, Regine Basha

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Hope Ginsburg at CUE Art Foundation
Curated by Regine Basha
March 24th-May 7th, 2011

This solo exhibition presented installation elements, objects and ephemera from the first five years of the Sponge project (2006-).The show was divided into four "sections": People, Workshop, Lab, Market and included two sound pieces that filled the space.

Colablablab Wall (The Lab)
Colablablab is the first semester long iteration of the Sponge project. Featuring wall design, Colablablabooks, ephemera and a trophy awarded to the Colablablaborators at the Science Fair exhibition (Flux Factory, 2010)
 
Colablaborators: Katie Connor, Jessica Dodd, Olivia Gibian, Hope Ginsburg, John Gustafson, Rebecca Henderson, Michael Horton, Ashton Hudgins, Ross Iannatti, Hyunji Lee, Marilyn Li, Andrew Schmidt with Andrew Kotsch, Beranger LeFranc and Vreni Michelini.
 
Colablablabook design by Katie Connor. Eds. Katie Connor, Hope Ginsburg, Olivia Gibian, Rebecca Henderson. Book by Colablablaborators listed above.

Kiosk (People):
Featuring an iPhone slideshow of participants in fifteen Sponge workshops.

Felt Wall (The Market)
Based on the Socrates Sculpture Park Makers Market booths in which the material products of the Sponge project (wool felt mittens and boots) were sold.
Sponge prints designed with David Reinfurt.
Lenders to the exhibition:
Rebecca Duclos, Mary Eisendrath, Carol & Marvin Ginsburg, Max Goldfarb & Allyson Strafella, Zach Hadlock, Larissa Harris, Ashley Kistler, Felice McSwiggan, Amy Moyer and Henry Moyer, James Prosek, Joshua Quarles, Robin Sacks and Lyla Sacks Velie, Mirah Zeitlyn.

Sponge Wall (The Workshop)
Interpretation of design by Leah Beeferman for the Spongespace exhibition, which featured three Sponge workshops. Richmond VA 2008

Sound:
Joshua Quarles, Hexagonal, 2010
With sound recorded by Max Goldfarb

Stephen Vitiello, Soundscape for Spongespace, 2008
With sound recorded by Brian Bingham and Ann Kroeber

Acknowledgements:
Production Manager: Amy Madden
Installation Manager: Danny Wood
Installation Assistant: Katie Connor
Carpentry: Eric Stepp

Installation volunteers:
Regine Basha
Janay Charles
Riley Duncan
Olivia Gibian
Helen Gyger
Deidre Hoguet
Bobby Pache
J. Morgan Puett and students from Retail 21c. and the Mildred Complexity, Parsons Interactive Design Program
Joshua Quarles
Christopher Quirk
Peter Walsh
Amy Yoes

A special thank you to Regine Basha and CUE Art Foundation Staff Jeremy Adams, Jessica Gildea, Ryan Thomas and Beatrice Wolert

Additional funding for the exhibition provided by a VCUarts Dean's Faculty Research Grant. Travel support provided by the VCUarts Art Foundation Program.
 
Photography by Erik Freeland
 
 

Photo by Erik Freeland
Photo by Erik Freeland
Photo by Erik Freeland
Photo by Erik Freeland
Photo by Erik Freeland
Photo by Erik Freeland
Photo by Erik Freeland
Photo by Erik Freeland