#FirstFriday: September Exhibitions We Love

September 5, 2014 by

Highlighting exhibitions that feature the work of WSW artists, we share the shows, near and far, that make up our monthly must-see list.

Crescent Collective

Teréz Iacovino’s work with the Crescent Collective, featured in thinking making living, Katharine E. Nash Gallery, Mineapolis, MN.

New This Month:

Lisa Mackie (SAI Workshop Instructor ’04) is showing Earth/River at June Kelly Gallery, New York, NY. Combining paintings, projections, and sculpture, the colorful installation utilizes terrestrial motifs in Lisa’s work to create an immersive, multisensory experience. Show runs September 4 – September 30.

Lindsey Clark-Ryan (Studio Intern ’07) is showing “ITEMS” as a part of the Summer Residency Exhibition at Solo(s) Project House in Newark, New Jersey. The show plays with constructed narrative through sculptures of fictional items that Lindsay created from collected receipts. Show runs September 4 – October 12.

Tona Wilson (Artist’s Book Resident ’10) is featured in this year’s Toronto Urban Film Festival, Toronto, CA. Her silent stop motion films, “Conversation” and “Whitewash,” will loop on monitors throughout the Toronto Subway on September 9 and 10, respectively. Festival runs September 8  14.

Janet Goldner (SAI Instructor) is showing with i found god in myself… at The Sol Studio in New York, NY. The show is a part of a multi-gallery exhibition which honors the lives and hardships of women around the world and celebrates the empowering influence of poet Ntozake Shange. Show runs September 10 – October 25. Opening September 10 at 6pm.

Teréz Iacovino (Studio Intern ’09) is featured in the group exhibition thinking making living at the Katharine E. Nash Gallery, Minneapolis, MN. Her work is a part of the Crescent Collective, a group that meets at the intersection of architecture, design, and art to creatively (re)situate plants in the built urban environment. Show runs September 2 – December 13. Reception September 12, 6-9pm.

Katy Collier (Studio Resident ’12) is showing in Abstraction and Landscape: Contemporary Woodcut at Detroit Artists Market in Detroit, MI. The exhibition features six international, national, and local printmakers and coincides with the biennial conference Print City: Detroit 2014. Show runs September 12  October 18. Reception September 12, 6-9pm.

J. Catherine Bebout (Artist’s Book Resident ’84, Geraldine R. Dodge Resident ’03) and Karen Kunc (Artist’s Book Resident ’84) are featured in Women and Print: A Contemporary View at Scripps College, Claremont, CA. The exhibition features twenty-seven women printmakers, who tackle challenging themes relating to identity, nature, and science, and ruminate on the nature of the print medium. Show runs August 30  October 19. Reception September 13, 7-9pm.

Wendy Richmond (Workspace Resident ’05) is featured in the BRIC Biennial, a new initiative from contemporary art venue BRIC that surveys multidisciplinary artists from Brooklyn. Show runs September 20  December 14. Reception September 19, 7-9pm.

Barbara Siegel (Artist’s Book Resident ’00) is showing “Curious Cabinets,” a site-specific installation at House 5B on Governor’s Island, NY. Presented by A.I.R. Gallery, the show If These Walls… features twenty-seven women artists who collectively interweave layered narratives within the interior of an abandoned house. Show runs August 29  September 28. Closing reception September 27, 1-4pm.

Jen Blazina (Studio Resident ’08, Workspace Resident ’09) is showing with The Arts Commission of Toledo, OH, in their group exhibition Hot Glass. The show celebrates international glass artists and the tradition of glass in Toledo with over 75 original works. Show runs September 25  October 29. Reception September 25, 6-8pm.

Last Call! Closing this Month:

Diane Jacobs (Artist’s Book Resident ’00) has her book Nourish on display in the 15th Pacific Center for Book Arts‘s Member’s Show: BookWorks 2014 at the San Francisco Public Library. Hurry—Show closes September 6!

Lorrie Fredette (Workspace Resident ’10) and Laura Moriarty (Workspace Resident ’98, ’07, ’08) are both featured in the group show Swept Away: Translucence, Transparence, Transcendence in Contemporary Encaustic at the Hunderton Art Museum, Clinton, NJ. Hurry—Show closes September 7!

Yen-Hua Lee (Studio Resident, ’09) is exhibiting her work in the solo show Here is Home at Centro Cultural Gonzales Gallo, Jalisco, Mexico. Hurry—Show closes September 7!

Katie Baldwin (Artist’s Book Resident ’08, Studio Resident ’11) is showing mokuhanga works in collaboration with Yoonmi Nam and Mariko Jesse at Mokuhan ZomekiWhat happened in Japan? at The University Art Museum,  Tokyo, Japan. The exhibition is a part of the International Mokuhanga Conference, where Katie will be presenting a paper about her collaboration and the importance of this Japanese printmaking technique. Hurry—Show closes September 14!

Jessica Fong (Ceramics Intern, ’13) is showing her ceramic vessels in Cede to Seed, exploring how cultural histories live in ethnographic objects. Presented as a part of the 2014 Visions in Clay at LH Horton Jr Gallery, Stockton, CA. Hurry—Show closes September 18!

Sarah McDermott (Art-In-Education Artist’s Book Resident) received the “Best in Show” award for her recently-finished book Channel & Flow in the international juried exhibition The Book As Art, Presented by the Decatur Arts Alliance and the Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, and part of the 2014 AJC Decatur Book Festival, Decatur, GA. Hurry—Show closes September 19!

Lorrie Fredette and Wayne Montecalvo (Workspace Resident ’98) are featured in MINERS: An Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition on the grounds of the Snyder Estate in Rosendale, NY. The exhibition, presented by the Century House Historical Society and curated by Laura Moriarty, features site-responsive works by Hudson Valley visual artists, exploring the geological and industrial history of the Rosendale natural cement region. Hurry—Show closes September 28!

DM Witman (Workspace Resident, ’12) is showing work from her “Supercluster Arion and Other Phenomena” series (made by slugs moving across silver gelatin paper to create galaxy-like marks) in the annual Art Meets Science exhibition at MDI Biological Laboratory, Salisbury Cove, ME. Hurry—Show closes September 30!

Ongoing Shows:

Susan Amons (Workspace Resident ’08, ’11, ’12) is showing in Maine Northern Skies: Clear Light, a regional show of artists interpreting the skies of Maine, at the LC Bates Museum, Hinkley, ME. Through October 15.

Celeste Regal (SAI Workshop Student, ’13)  is showing her work “Consequence of the Harvest” in  Sweet Tea at the Sally D. Francisco Gallery, Layton, NJ. The group show features diverse meditations on the leafy beverage from university students throughout New Jersey. Through October 19.

Tyanna Buie (Studio Resident, ’12) is showing Still Lives, a multimedia, site-specific installation at ONE Gallery in the Museum of Wisconsin Art. Through November 2.

Diane Jacobs‘s clever WSW-produced artist’s book Alphabet Tricks is featured in Ink This! Contemporary Print Arts in the Northwest at the Tacoma Art Museum. Through November 9.


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