Zayne Armstrong
Mike Ashkin
Winona Barton-Ballantine
Nick Bastis
Leslie Brack
Daniel Chew
Clara Chapin Hess
Alie Cirgenski
Melissa Constantine
Stephen Cope
McKeever Donovan
Sarah Elliott
Noah Furman
Jasper Griepink
Tim Feeney
Dimitri Hertz
Elizabeth Jaeger
Millie Kapp
Devin Kenny
Raphael Linsi
Snejina Latev
Jordon Lord
Annie Lewandowski
Annie Maurer
David Madsen
Nicholas Monsour
Audrey Moyer
Sean O’Conell
Ahndraya Parlato
Megan Ransmeier
Miriam Readling
George Rhoads
Paul Rhoads
Julia Rich
Owen Schmit
Antonio Serna
Noah Sparkes
Hannah Tepper
Deniz Unal
Georgia Wall




Complement( )s

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is an arts organization formed with hospitality as a functioning principle. Host and guest (i.e. COMPLIMENTA and artist, artist and public, public and COMPLIMENTA) exist in a reciprocal dynamic of mutual participation. This ethos cultivates an environment where artists can gather in collaboration with the local and larger public, engaging in a conversation that is both generous and rigorous in it’s approach. The primary site of COMPLIMENTA is the Manse, a property in the Town of Enfield, outside of Ithaca NY. The Manse serves as a project space, artists’ residency, gallery, home, farm, and grounds for the annual, large-scale, 3 day exhibition, also called COMPLIMENTA. COMPLIMENTA hosts what we consider to be some of the most currently relevant artists, writers, performers and musicians, from the local area and abroad. Presentation of participants’ work facilitates an interaction where the limits of cultural communication can be pressed, and what proliferates celebrated.

Complements are small programs hosted by Complimenta throught the year, presenting new work of two or three artists.

Complement(a) hosted Owen Hutchinson, Melissa Constantine, and Anna Gurton-Wachter, presenting poetry, prose, collages, and a discussion within a sale of objects. In the work of these three participants narrative is employed as an illustrative tool exploring our relationship to objects, things, and origin.

Complement(b) hosted artists Ian Page, and Emily Steinfeld, the first _____Days of Semi-Solitude resident.

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