Space is the Place
September 25, 2021 from 5:30-7:30pm.
Space is the Place is curated by Mike Mosby. For this one-day event, artist Reggie Madison will be joined by three jazz musicians playing a Sun Ra inspired composite at Foreland. Madison has been deeply inspired by jazz from the beginning of his artistic career. Space is the Place allows audiences the unique opportunity to see Madison's work in relation to the artform that he holds so dear.
Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1941 artist Reggie Madison was greatly influenced by his parents’ love of jazz. The Madisons would often visit Club DeLisa in Chicago and were particularly fond of one musician named Herman Blunt, who Reggie would later know to be Sun Ra. As a child, Reggie would make frequent trips with his family to the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Despite the Madison's love of arts, there were no paintings in their family home beside a lone drawing by Charles White, his aunt's schoolmate. Madison's first exhibition was in 1970 in a downtown storefront in Chicago and he later studied independently in Paris, Venice and Copenhagen. Eventually Madison settled in New York, first at a Greenwich Village studio and later in the Hudson Valley where he now calls home. Reggie Madison's work has been exhibited internationally and resides in both private and public collections both domestically and abroad.
Space is the Place's jazz trio is comprised of Anthony Ware, saxophonist and composer; Eric Wheeler, jazz bassist; and Jerome Jennings, drummer. All three performers have had extensive and inspiring careers that feature touring, recording, education and activism.
Tickets to Space is the Place are $10 which will be collected at the door (cash or Venmo) and include drinks provided courtesy of Left Bank Ciders. Foreland will donate a ticket to a student in Greene County for every ticket purchased. A special food pop from Seafood Steamery will take place on Foreland's waterfront on the day of the event from 1-9pm.