#FirstFriday: December Exhibitions We Love

December 3, 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.


DM Witman’s “Figure,” exhibited with The Road To Esylium, HEIST, London, UK.

New This Month:

Sonja Hinrichsen (Studio Resident ’13) is showing her Snow Drawings, large drawings made during public art performances, in the two-person exhibition Trace  at Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, CA. Show runs December 5 – January 24, 2015. Opening reception December 5, 6–8pm. Artist reception and talk January 8, 6–8pm

Stephanie Bell (Summer and Studio Intern ‘11) is showing handmade paper, ceramic, and encaustic works that investigate primal human instinct and obsession in the solo show f(l)ight at R&F Gallery, Kingston, NY. Show runs December 6 – January 17, 2015. Opening reception December 6, 5–7pm.

Art-in-Education students from Kingston High School are showing etching, paper, and silkscreen works made during WSW’s fall Hands-on Art program in the Kirkland Hotel Building, Kingston, NY. Show runs December 6 – January 11, 2015. Opening reception December 6, 5–7pm.

Tatana Kellner (WSW Co-Founder and Artistic Director) and Lara Giordano (Board Emeritus) are showing in the group exhibition Paper White at PS209, Stone Ridge, NY. Show runs November 28 – January 11, 2015. Opening reception December 6, 5–8pm.

Joyce Majiski (Workspace Resident ‘00) is showing an installation of drawings, monoprints, and photography in “North of Myth” that examines ideas of northern life and landscape at the Yukon Arts Centre Public Art Gallery, Whitehorse, YT, Canada. Her exhibition was also featured in North of Ordinary magazine. Show runs December 11 – February 21, 2015. Opening reception December 11, 5:30pm.

Beka Goedde (Studio Resident ‘10) is showing with the group exhibition Le Show de Amis, a celebration of the gallery’s time in Gowanus, at SHOW ROOM, Brooklyn, NY. Show runs December 12 – 21, 2014. Opening reception December 12, 7–9pm.

Jen Blazina (Studio Resident ’08, Workspace Resident ’09) is showing with Square Foot Art Basel Miami Redux, a site-specific project from Projects Gallery, Miami, FL. Show runs November 22 – January 10, 2015. Opening reception December 13, 7–11pm

Beka Goedde is also showing her six-minute film Specious Precious I during Ready-to-hand, a screening exploring the strangeness of objects and their functions, at Sunview Luncheonette, Brooklyn, NY. Screening December 13, 7pm.

Jen P. Harris (Ora Schneider Resident ‘12) is showing in the group show, A Tangled Web We Weave curated by D. Dominick Lombardi at Causey Contemporary, New York, NY. View the catalog here, and support Jen’s upcoming exhibition through Fractured Atlas’ sponsored projects. Show runs December 18 – January 22, 2015.

DM Witman (Workspace Resident ‘12) is showing in the online group show GOING LENSLESS: Recent Works by Six Pinhole Photographers curated by Peter Fahrni at the Forward Thinking Museum. View the ongoing exhibition online.

Last Call! Closing this Month:

Carson Fox (Studio Resident ’00) is exhibiting her vibrant resin sculptures in the solo show Mimesis at Linda Warren Projects, Chicago, IL. Hurry—Show closes December 6.

Melissa Jay Craig (Studio Resident ’09) is showing her sculptural works in Pulp Culture: Paper is the Medium, a group show surveying innovative contemporary paper works at the Morris Museum in Morristown, NJ. Hurry—Show closes December 7.

Kate Hamilton (Ora Schneider Resident ‘12) is showing handmade paper and sailcloth garments at the Barnes-Franklin Gallery, Tunxis Community College, Farmingdale, CT. Hurry—Show closes December 11.

Cynthia Back (Workspace Resident ’14) and Celeste Regal (SAI Workshop Student, ’13) are showing with Ink, Press, Repeat: National Juried Printmaking and Book Art Exhibition at Court Gallery, William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey. Hurry—Show closes December 12.

Jen Blazina is also showing Outdated, a series of obsolete artifacts cast in glass, at Packer Schoft Gallery, Chicago, IL. Hurry—Show closes December 13.

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. Hurry—Show closes December 13.

Beka Goedde and Emily Gui (Studio Intern ‘13) are showing with Somewheres & Nowheres, a recurring exhibition which highlights new print works, at the International Print Center New York, NY. Hurry—Show closes December 13.

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. Hurry—Show closes December 14.

Kathleen Sherin (Studio Resident ‘01) is showing a selection of her prints, which draw from a multidisciplinary set of printmaking techniques, in IMPULSES & OBSTACLES at Pausa Art House, Buffalo, NY. Hurry—Show closes December 20.

Ongoing Shows:

DM Witman is also showing in the group exhibition The Road To Esylium, which features photography contemplating post-apocalyptic utopias, at HEIST, London, UK. Through January 12, 2015.

Tatana Kellner is also showing with the 2014 Exhibition of Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region at the Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany, NY. Through January 19, 2015.

Tatana Kellner and Ann Kalmbach (WSW Co-Founder and Executive Director) are both featured in DIY XX at the Ralph Arnold Gallery, Chicago, IL. The show exhibits self-published graphic novels, mini comics, and zines made by women. Through January 17, 2015.


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