#FirstFriday: February Exhibitions We Love

February 6, 2015 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.

diane-jacobs

Close up of Diane Jacobs$PEAK OUT, part of her solo exhibition (ex)change at Bush Barn Art Center, Salem, OR.

New This Month:

Kathleen Sherin (Studio Resident ‘01) is showing her prints in the three-person show Singular Impressions at Indigo Gallery, Buffalo, NY. Show runs February 6 to March 1. Opening reception February 6, 6–9pm. Artist’s talk, 1pm.

Laura Moriarty (Workspace Resident ‘98, ‘07, ‘08) is showing Tipping Point, a solo exhibition of her encaustic sculptural works, at Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AR. In conjunction with the exhibition, Laura will also be teaching a workshop, Waxing Geologic, at Miles Conrad Encaustics. Show runs February 7 – 28. Opening reception, February 7, 6–9pm.

Lorrie Fredette (Workspace Resident ‘10) is showing Proper Limits, a site-specific installation at Studio X in the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ. Show runs February 8 – April 5, 2015. Opening reception February 8, 2–4pm.

Kathy Aoki (Artist’s Book Grant Recipient ‘97) is showing her sculptural artifacts Canopic Jars (of Gwen Stefani) in the group exhibition Dig at Haber Space at CENTRAL BOOKING, New York, NY. Show runs February 12 – April 4, 2015. Opening reception February 12, 6–9pm.

Jennifer Davies (Workspace Resident ’03) is showing paper works in her solo exhibition Multiplicities: Variations in Handmade Paper at the Curtis Gallery, New Canaan Library, New Canaan, CT. Show runs February 12 – March 22, 2015. Opening reception February 12, 6–8pm.

Katie Ford (Studio Intern ‘10) is exhibiting new sculptural works in Spanning, a solo exhibition exploring sound and personal proximity at Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA. Show runs February 13 – May 3, 2015. Opening reception February 15, 5:30–9pm.

Clarissa Sligh (Artist’s Book Resident ’88, ’04) is showing with Forget Me Not: Photography Between Poetry and Politics, an exhibition of the University Museums of the University of Delaware’s African American art collection, highlighting artists from the 1840s to present day. Forget Me Not is on display at Mechanical Hall Gallery, The University of Delaware, Newark, DE. Show runs February 11 – May 17, 2015. Curator’s talk February 18 12:30–1:15pm. Artist’s talk March 24, 5pm.

Lorrie Fredette is also showing a site-specific installation composed of beeswax, muslin, brass, and steel in the group exhibition These are a few of my favorite things at Cathy & Jesse Marion Art Gallery, SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY. Show runs February 27 – April 8, 2015. Opening Reception February 27, 7pm. Artist’s talk February 26, 8:30pm.

Carson Fox (Studio Resident ’00) is showing in Natural Allusions, a group exhibition exploring the basic elements of landscape, curated by Jackie Battenfield, at Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington D.C. Show runs January 31 – March 14, 2015.

Lorrie Fredette's The Great Silence (detail), showing with These are a few of my favorite things at Cathy & Jesse Marion Art Gallery, SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY.

Lorrie Fredette’s The Great Silence (detail), showing with These are a few of my favorite things at Cathy & Jesse Marion Art Gallery, SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY.

Last Call! Closing this Month:

Cheri Gaulke (Artist’s Book Resident ’91) is showing her participatory video installation Peep Totter Fly in WonderWoman, a group exhibition of work by women artists inspired by comics, animation, and popular culture, at Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. Hurry—Show closes February 14.

Ellen Sollod (Artist’s Book Grant Recipient ’96) is showing Lake Washington Palimpsest, a multimedia installation of black and white pinhole photographs, video, and sound recordings of Seattle’s changing waterways, at Bellevue College Gallery Space, Bellevue, WA. Hurry—Show closes February 18. Closing Reception February 15, 12–4pm.

Kathy Aoki, as the winner of the National Print Competition Solo Exhibition Award, is showing a new body of prints and an interactive installation in New Work/New Artist II at the Janet Turner Print Museum, Chico State University, Chico, CA. Hurry—Show closes February 21.

Diane Jacobs (Artist’s Book Residency ‘00) is showing (ex)change at Bush Barn Art Center, Salem, OR. Her solo exhibition features $PEAK OUT, an installation composed of 420 laser-cut dollar bills with messages that address violence against women. Read more about her exhibition in The Statesman JournalHurry—Show closes February 21.

Lisa Franko (AIE Workspace Resident ‘14) is showing her playful, minimalist etchings with Located Place at the Kresge Gallery at Lyon College, Batesville, AK. Hurry—Show closes February 27.

Kate Hamilton (Ora Schneider Resident ‘12), Lorrie Fredette, and Carissa Carmen (Studio Intern ‘03, Artist’s Book Resident ‘05) are showing with EXTREME SURFACES curated by Molly Stinchfield at Greene County Council on the Arts, Catskill, NY. The group exhibition features artists from the Hudson Valley who explore diverse concepts of surface from a variety of media. Hurry—Show closes February 28.

Lisa Franko's talk to you soon and there and here, showing with Located Place at the Kresge Gallery at Lyon College, Batesville, AK.

Lisa Franko‘s talk to you soon and there and here, showing with Located Place at the Kresge Gallery at Lyon College, Batesville, AK.

Ongoing Shows:

Kay Kenny (SAI Instructor) is showing Into the Night In the Middle of Nowhere in “Photobook 2014,” an annual juried exhibition of self-published photobooks, at the Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA. Through March 1, 2015.

Jen Blazina (Studio Resident ’08, Workspace Resident ’09) is showing Outdated, a series of obsolete artifacts cast in glass, at Boyle Family Gallery at Lindenwood University, Saint Charles, MO. Through March 15, 2015.

Carolyn Swiszcz (Studio Intern ’96) is showing Inventory, an installation and series of short films, exploring work at an inventory job through personal vignettes, actors, voices, and puppet characters, at the Minnesota Artist Exhibition Program Gallery of the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN. Through March 29, 2015. Artist’s talk February 19, 7pm.


Are you a WSW alumna with exhibition news to share?
Email info about your upcoming show to alumnae@wsworkshop.org,
and join our WSW Artist Alumnae group on Facebook!