#FirstFriday: March Exhibitions We Love

March 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.

Jen P. Harris

Jen P. Harris’ MMXV (2015), from her solo exhibition [CODES] at the Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY.

New This Month:

Lisa Franko (AIE Workspace Resident ‘14) is showing with Her(e), a group exhibition for Emerging Artists-in-Residence at Sykes Gallery in Millersville University, Millersville, PA. Show runs March 2 – April 1, 2015. Opening reception and artists’ talk March 2, 5–8pm.

Jennifer Grimyser (Workspace Resident ‘07, Artist’s Book Resident ‘08) is showing with A Chorus of Objects, a five-person, site-specific exhibition curated by Krista Saunders Scenna at SPRING/BREAK Art Show, New York, NY. Installation runs March 3 – 8, 2015.

Zarina Hashmi (Artist’s Book Resident ‘91) is showing with Gallery Espace’s booth at the Armory Show, New York, NY. The display features a wall of small wood cuts and gold-leafed collages, which Artnet describes as “the product of a lifetime of exploration and research.” Show runs March 5 – 8, 2015.

Jen P. Harris (Ora Schneider Resident ‘12) is showing new complex hexagonal ink paintings and installations in [CODES], a solo show at the Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY. March 1 – April 12, 2015. Opening reception March 8, 2–5pm.

Tatana Kellner (WSW Co-Founder and Artistic Director) is showing Poisoned Well, an installation exploring the toxic chemicals of hydrofracking, and Laura Moriarty (Workspace Resident ‘98, ‘07, ‘08) is showing her encaustic installation Settlement in Nature Inc. at the Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY. March 1 – April 12, 2015. Opening reception March 8, 2–5pm.

Lucy Gans (Workspace Resident ‘14) is showing with We Place Our Ideas / Our Ideas Place Us, a group exhibition of artists dealing with place, at the Grossman Gallery, Lafayette College, Easton, PA. Show runs March 10 – April 18, 2015. Opening reception March 10, 5–6pm.

Rachel Joy (Beisinghoff Resident ‘13) is showing two new installations, Our Selection and Orthography of Occupation, at George Paton Gallery at the University of Melbourne, Melbourne, AU. Viewing March 11, 5–7pm.

DM Witman (Workspace Resident ‘12) is showing photographic prints exploring biology and time in Supercluster Arion and Other Phenomena at Leonard R. Craig Gallery, Unity College Center for the Performing Arts, Unity, ME. Show runs March 5 – April 18, 2015. Opening reception March 12, 5-7pm.

DM Witman is also showing anthotypes with Salt, Silver & Sun: Historic Processes by Photographers Today, curated by Brenton Hamilton, at PhoPa Gallery, Portland, ME. Show runs March 11 – April 18, 2015. Opening reception March 14, 3–5pm.

Sarah McDermott (AIE Artist’s Book Resident ‘14) is showing her artist’s book Channel and Flow (published at WSW this past year) at Approximate Exactitude: The Diagram and the Book at the Emporium Arts Center, Knoxville, TN. Show runs March 6 – 29, 2015. Opening reception March 18, 6–9pm. Curators talk March 22, 2pm.

Paper Buck (Beisinghoff Resident ‘13) is exhibiting with It Never Ends: Queers in the Historical Present, a group portfolio exploring everyday queer experience from the SGC International Conference, Knoxville, TN. Conference runs March 18 – 21, 2015. Viewing March 19, 2015, 12–1:30pm.

Maureen Cummins (Artist’s Book Resident ‘98 & ‘03, Workspace Resident ‘00 & ‘06) is showing her artist’s books in Social Conscience: The Work of Maureen Cummins at the Kohler Art Library, Madison, WI. Show runs March 16 – June 30, 2015, in conjunction with a workshop and lecture by Maureen. Artist’s talk March 19, 11:30am.

Joy Taylor (Workspace Resident ’97, Ora Schneider Resident ’11) is showing in the three-person exhibition Flora & Fauna II at Galerie Gris, Hudson, NY. Show runs March 12 – April 27, 2015. Opening reception March 21, 6–8pm.

Jess Tsoukalas (Workspace Resident ‘11) is showing with Eclectic Traditions, a group exhibition at the Attleboro Arts Museum featuring the work from ceramics faculty and students of Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA. Show runs March 24 – April 3, 2015. Opening reception March 26, 7–9pm.

Last Call! Closing this Month:

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. Hurry—Show closes March 14. 

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. Hurry—Show closes March 15. 

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.  Hurry—Show closes March 22. 

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. Hurry—Show closes March 29. 

Ongoing Shows:

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. Through May 17, 2015.  Artist’s talk March 24, 5pm.

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. Through April 4, 2015.

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. Through April 5, 2015.

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. Through April 8, 2015.

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. Through May 3, 2015.

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