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Nelle Dunlap 
"Spaghetti Tacos"
Community Artist Facilitator,
Hamilton Elementary Middle
Baltimore, MD


"View Count"

"View Count"
Curated Video Collection

During a time when our attention span has been reduced to 6-second Vines, massive view counts create celebrity status and binging is reserved for entire-season series shows, the ability for a viewer to give careful consideration to an online video has been completely lost. These .mov, .avi, .wmv, and .mp4 files saturate every website we visit and it can be overwhelming. It’s hard not to be jaded by the flashy videos that can be made within seconds on your iphone, but a few rare videos exist that are an exception to the norm and worth your consideration.

This curated collection of web-based videos titled View Count are all made in a familiar spirit of fun and are examples of an unpretentious use of this overblown medium. This group of contemporary outsider artists uses the video as a lens to create abstracted narratives, intricate handmade worlds, and documentation of seemingly everyday Happenings. A couple of the videos in View Count use analog recording devices that when digitized, create a layered translation of the original footage. Nothing seems to be lost, but instead the videos gain a deep, singular retro-static voice. The haphazard and choppy edits are refreshing to see after being exposed to years of polished commercials and everything in HD.

All of these featured videos are connected by their artist’s abandonment of the History of videos and film. These artists have adapted to contemporary times; they have created videos suited to our stunted attention span and our inability to finish watching to the end. Because of their life outside of a gallery, these videos can better speak to our personal and private interests and the on-demand whims of our currents obsessions. It will be exciting to see these artists continue to respond to contemporary media and create newly adapted time-based works. 

Adam Void / Ryan Seslow 
“Virtuous Reality” 
2:04 min

Andrew H. Shirley
8:47 min

Dylan Thadani
“naming a cat”
1:14 min

Jefferson Mayday Mayday
“Extra~Dimensional Ecosphere Finality” {the APOLLYON ANTHEMN} 
5:38 min

Margaret Rogers
“Cabin Fever”
2:32 min

Misha Capecchi 
6:51 min
contributors on camera: Jacob Elias, Meredith Zielke,
Nir Nadler, Alexis Iammarino, Carl Marin,
Karla Theilen, Domingo Castillo, James Mustico 

Nelle Dunlap
"Tiny Hands at Work"

Safwat Riad 
Vine Video 
0:06 min

-Curated by Chelsea Ragan 


"I would like everything I'm entitled to" - Margaret Rogers

Margaret Rogers is at it again! 

We are so proud to call Margaret one of our very own Vagrant Space artists. If you are in the Baltimore/ D.C. area check her out!

 "I would like everything that I'm entitled to," at the School 33 Art Center in Baltimore, MD. school33.org
The reception is this Saturday, June 21st, from 3-6 pm.
Show Dates: June 13 - August 21st 2014 

You can also see a new installation of Margaret Rogers' work at the Towson University Center for the Arts Gallery as part of the Artscape 2014 Gallery Network.  artscape.org
Home:Human = Cage:Cockatoo opens July 10th, with a reception on Saturday, July 12th from 2-4pm


"Vagrants" * Tender Trap - Brooklyn, NY * Show Images

Vagrant Space's first group showing, Vagrants @ Tender Trap in Brooklyn, NY was a success.

The show was well attended, beginning with a mixed-source art viewing audience and ending with Tender Trap's usual wild crowd and DJs by the end of the night.

Vagrants closes April 17th, so if you're around the Brooklyn area, please check it out.

Big THANK YOU's to all the artists, co-curators The Superior Bugout, Ryan and Darryl from Tender Trap, and everyone who came out to the opening.

Please contact Vagrant Space if you would like a catalog from the show mailed to your home


First VAGRANT SPACE Group Show * "Vagrants" @ Tender Trap * Thursday April 4th

We are pleased to announce the first VAGRANT SPACE group show.

Thursday, April 4th @ Tender Trap 
245 South 1st St.
Brooklyn, NY

VAGRANT SPACE is an ongoing curation for a new generation of Outsider Artists. This new school no longer fits the caricatured confines of the self-taught, emotionally troubled, and uneducated recluse promoted by the Folk Art gallery world. Coming of age during the transformative years of globalization, internet proliferation, and social media, these artists share the affects traditionally ascribed to social outsiders: many of them don’t utilize contemporary social media skills, eschew the responsibilities of “maturity”, and most importantly, genuinely reflect the homelessness that is hallmark to this era of twenty- and thirty-year-olds.

Art from Adam Void, Peter Dear, George Charles Bates, Andrew H. Shirley,  Jefferson Mayday Mayday, Chelsea Ragan, Craig Mammano, Jeffrey Vincent, Dylan Thadani, Edwards Harper, Margaret Rogers, Emily Campbell, Misha Capecchi, and Safwat Riad.

This show is a The Superior Bugout Joint