THE LAB

The Lab is a dedicated venue for installation, time-based media, sound, and light. It is not afraid to showcase the fruit of visual experimentation, and it does not require a ‘finished product’ or an ‘established artist.’


THANK YOU 2021 EXHIBITION SPONSORS

98.3 THE COASTSTARKS FAMILY FUNERAL HOMEHUNTINGTON BANKKRUGGEL LAWTON CPAs, THE JOHN DEVRIES INSURANCE AGENCYSILVER BEACH PIZZABISTRO ON THE BOULEVARDART FX, & VAIL RUBBER WORKS, INC

If you are interested in supporting our 2022 Exhibitions through sponsorship, email Executive Director Julia Gourley Donohue at julia@krasl.org.


ALBERT LAVERGNE

October 08-January 29

East Garden: Fall thru Spring

Albert LaVergne (American, 1943 – 2020) proved that experimentation is a lifelong pursuit. As a sculptor with a multi-decade career, LaVergne preferred improvisation to planning, metal to bronze. His artistic choices were based on that which allowed the greatest freedom in the making. Rather than sketching forms in advance, he let the materials and process guide him.

In this rare opportunity, The Lab and East Garden feature select artworks from LaVergne’s estate. These truly dynamic forms were created by a sculptor who found inspiration in his African American contemporaries rather than the greats of Western art history, who traveled to Nigeria in 2012 and 2016 with Fulbright Awards to develop public art, and who fondly recounted a shift in his career after working with artist Chakaia Booker.


EXHIBITION PROGRAMMING

Learn more about the work on view during special tours, artist talks, and virtual events, some of which require advance registration. See all exhibition programs by clicking here.

Additional links, artist chats, and videos can be found on KAC’s Facebook page by clicking here.


ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES

Interested in exhibiting in The Lab? Any emerging visual artist residing in the United States is welcome to apply. Participants must propose an art installation to fit within a 367 square-foot gallery space by completing our online Exhibition Proposal Form, available by clicking here. Materials will vary, and may include time-based media, sound and light.

Exhibition proposals are reviewed on an ongoing basis and held for 2 years. Due to the quantity received, we will contact you only in the event of an exhibition opportunity. 

Artists and curators are encouraged to review The Lab gallery plan by clicking here to ensure proposals are scaled appropriately.