Upcoming at SPACE



Saturday 04.25.2015 through Thursday 03.05.2015
Rachel Hayes, "View of a Song," Polyester tulle, light filters, thread, 102" x 126", 2015 http://www.rachelbhayes.com/ Artists' statement: My work embraces exquisite beauty, converses boldly with architectural spaces, and responds to radiant light, becoming anything from a minimalist sculpture to an abstract painting to a massive stained glass patchwork quilt. I use processes and materials based in craft and design to create abstract compositions that embrace the language of painting while interacting with space in a sculptural/architectural manner. Seeking to find a balance of fragility and power, I want my work to be for everyone – I am not presenting a narrative, and I try to create a harmony of interpretation between the viewer and the art. My installations are typically made out of brightly colored fabrics and plastics. I have always thought of sewing as a way of connecting two planes, and it is a very simple way to construct something large out of smaller pieces. When I am working on a large scale installation or public art piece, I always consider the architectural elements surrounding my work, whether its a modern glass building that houses a financial firm in New York City, a crusty old bridge from the late 19th century spanning a river in the South, or a funky little gallery in an old library on a college campus. My studio is full of musical instruments and littered with scraps of material and kids toys too. I started taking some scraps of light filter gel from an older piece and pinning them to the wall, thinking of Matisse's 'cut outs' series. I sent a picture of this piece as a work in progress to my father who is a musician, because I thought he would appreciate all the instruments strewn about beneath my piece, and he wrote 'that looks like a musical piece that needs to be played'. So, I went forward arranging the scrap pieces intuitively, with these thoughts in my mind.

Main Gallery


Friday 05.01.2015 through Thursday 03.05.2015
The Reanimation Library is an independent presence library.* The books in the collection—simultaneously prosaic and peculiar—are relics of the rapidly receding 20th century. Chosen primarily for the images that they contain, they have been culled from thrift stores, rummage sales, flea markets, municipal dumps, library sales, give-away piles, and used bookstores across the country. Branch libraries are temporary, site-sourced manifestations of the Reanimation Library that provide a way for the library to exist in dispersed locations, to engage people who might otherwise be unable to visit the main library in Brooklyn, and to exhibit library-generated artworks. They are interactive, hybrid spaces that contain elements of libraries, galleries, and studio workspaces, without settling neatly into any of those categories. Each branch library consists of a collection of books assembled from local sources. Though branches are non-circulating, scanners and photocopiers allow visitors to make reproductions of library material for their own use. When a branch closes, its books are sent back to Brooklyn where they are integrated into the main library's collection. Branch libraries have taken place in Philadelphia, London, Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and Beirut, among other places. Branches have also been installed in the Museum of Modern Art and the Queens Museum. The Reanimation Library is organized by Andrew Beccone. http://reanimationlibrary.org/ *Presence library is a mistranslation of the German word for reference library, Präsenzbibliothek. In addition to being a non-circulating collection, the library encourages IRL encounters with actual books and actual humans.

Artist Talk


Sunday 03.29.2015
Age is a student on this surface world, a totalitarian society whose compliant population has been brainwashed against the “sinners who fell into the sky.” When he spies Patema hanging upside-down from a tree, he pulls her down to safety, struggling with all his might to keep her earthbound as she grips on to him for dear life. Together their weights cancel each other out, and once they master the art of navigating competing gravitational forces, they set out to evade the leaders of Age’s world and discover the secret that keeps their worlds apart. PATEMA INVERTED website.  Part of the Portland Children's Film Festival.
Sunday 03.29.2015
Lola lives on a house boat called “The Pea” together with her mother Loretta. Since her father vanished into thin air, she has become an outsider at her school.
Sunday 03.29.2015
Join the Portland Children’s Film Festival and your PAYSA teammates for the screening of
Wednesday 04.08.2015
ALIVE INSIDE is a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our hu


Saturday 04.04.2015
Don't call it a comeback... 1UP: A Night of Beat/Culture hits SPACE with edition 3.0, featuring...
Tuesday 04.07.2015
Screaming Females make their triumphant return to SPACE on the heels of the release of their sixth album, Rose Mo
Thursday 04.09.2015
What are we doing here? What makes us who we are?
Friday 04.10.2015
Ever found yourself ruining a honest and raw performance by one of your favorite musicians by thinking "this is pretty good but where are the cats?" Kitty


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Reanimation Library Congress Street Branch

Thursday, March 5, 2015 to Friday, May 1, 2015

View of a Song

Thursday, March 5, 2015 to Saturday, April 25, 2015


Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 12:00pm
Doors at: 

Doors open at 11:45am


1UP x 3: A Night of Beat/Culture

Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 8:30pm
Doors at: 

doors at 8pm


Screaming Females

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 8:00pm
Doors at: 

doors at 7:30pm



Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 2:00pm
Doors at: 

Doors open at 1:45pm.



Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 4:00pm
Doors at: 

Doors open at 3:45pm.

Health/Care Film Series

American healthcare has emerged in recent years as a hot-button issue, generating vigorous debates over a system that many agree to be at best, fairly inefficient and at worse, in need of serious overhaul. In fulfilling the “Ideas” element of SPACE Gallery’s “Arts, Artists, Ideas” directive we present our Health/Care Film Series in January and February 2013. Three films, paired with discussions,... MORE
Feb 13, 2013
Film: Escape Fire
Jan 9, 2013
Jan 18, 2013, Jan 19, 2013, Jan 20, 2013

Summer Music Film Series

Music films are a natural fit at SPACE since they bridge two of the programming worlds we curate year-round. We’ve put together a diverse lineup of films about music and musicians to help fill the summer months. Take a look. There should be something for just about any taste. 
Jul 25, 2013
Aug 6, 2013
Aug 15, 2013

Maine College of Art Illustrators' Film Series

SPACE Gallery and the Maine College of Art Illustration Department have teamed up to curate a small series of films about cartoonists and illustrators.
Sep 24, 2013
Dec 3, 2013
Jan 14, 2014
Feb 25, 2014

Think and Drink

We’ve all had deep discussions with our friends while we’re out at night—why not add a couple of experts to the mix and really take it up a notch? That’s the idea behind Think & Drink, a happy-hour series in Portland that sparks provocative conversations about big ideas. The series invites you to participate in a facilitated public conversation with two panelists who have expertise in the... MORE
Community event: Think & Drink
Feb 5, 2014
Community event: Think and Drink
Mar 5, 2014
Community event: Think and Drink
Apr 2, 2014
Community event: Think and Drink
May 7, 2014

Iceland Cometh!

Iceland Cometh! is our first weekend celebrating our Nordic neighbors as innovative cultural leaders. We're proud to offer a free concert, free film screening, and free hot dogs to bring our community together in a triumphant exaltation of all things Iceland.
Mar 15, 2014
Mar 14, 2014


SPACE Gallery’s curiosity is the foundation of our programming. Manifest as art, design, innovation, writing, critical thinking, or by other means, ideas stick in our minds, create discussion and raise questions about our perceptions of the world. INSIGHT is a program for our lead donors who give $250 or more each year. We invite you to explore with us, seeking insight into the... MORE
Dec 17, 2012
Jan 22, 2013
May 18, 2013
Oct 7, 2013
Jun 18, 2014


We're excited to team up with The State Theatre to bring you a heavy handful of films revolving around musicians and their music-making.
Sep 2, 2014
Sep 16, 2014
Oct 21, 2014
Nov 6, 2014

Family-Friendly Concert Series

SPACE presents a new monthly series of daytime concerts open to music-lovers of all ages.
Oct 19, 2014
Nov 22, 2014
Dec 20, 2014
Jan 10, 2015


We picked some of our favorite classic family-friendly films for our Winter Break Family Fim Series. Sponsored by The Horizon Foundation. Friday, December 26th - Monday, December 29th. Doors open at 1:30pm.  Films start at 2:00pm.
Dec 28, 2014
Dec 27, 2014
Dec 29, 2014


SPACE Gallery and Shorts International present the 2015 Oscar-Nominated Short Films. The Animated Program runs on Thursday, January 29th at 7:30pm and Friday, January 30th at 7:30pm. The Live Action Program runs On Saturday, January 31st at 4:00pm and 7:30pm. Nominations are announced on Jan. 16th. The Academy Awards ceremony is on Sunday, Feb. 22nd.
Jan 29, 2015, Jan 30, 2015
Jan 31, 2015, Jan 31, 2015

Upcoming Events

  • Film: Sunday, Mar 29, 2015   |   12:00 PM
  • Film: Sunday, Mar 29, 2015   |   2:00 PM
  • Film: Sunday, Mar 29, 2015   |   4:00 PM
  • Music: Saturday, Apr 4, 2015   |   8:30 PM
    1UP x 3: A Night of Beat/Culture
  • Music: Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015   |   8:00 PM
    Screaming Females
  • Film: Wednesday, Apr 8, 2015   |   7:30 PM
  • Music: Thursday, Apr 9, 2015   |   8:00 PM
    Portland Chamber Music Festival presents Hear on Earth
  • Music: Friday, Apr 10, 2015   |   8:30 PM
    Kitty Critic
  • Community event: Saturday, Apr 11, 2015   |   9:30 AM
    Bus trip to Colby College Museum for the Community Day Celebration of the Book
  • Music: Saturday, Apr 11, 2015   |   8:30 PM
    Tal National
  • Film: Monday, Apr 13, 2015   |   7:30 PM
  • Community event: Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015   |   6:30 PM
    Think & Drink: Disruption

Current Exhibitions

  • Annex   |   3.5 - 5.1
    Reanimation Library Congress Street Branch
  • Window   |   3.5 - 4.25
    View of a Song


March 13, 2015 | By hannah
From AFRAID'S basement-studio universe, populated by everything from Ed Sanders's The Family to Marvin Gaye, comes dark layers of noise and soul. On Tuesday they complete a bill of Falls of Rauros and Father Murphy in celebration of their new record...

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