#FirstFriday: April Exhibitions We Love

April 3, 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.

Clarissa Sligh Folio detail of Reading Dick and Jane With Me (1989) by Clarissa, on display with Special Collections, of the University of Delaware Library.

Folio detail of Reading Dick and Jane With Me (1989) by Clarissa Sligh, on display with Forget Me Not: Photography Between Poetry and Politics at the University of Delaware, Newark, DE.

New This Month:

Cynthia Back (Workspace Resident ‘14) is showing collages that explore environmental destruction and suburbanization in the juried exhibition Wind Challenge 3 at Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA. Show runs April 3 – May 16, 2015. Opening Reception April 3, 6-8pm.

Jessica Baker (Workspace Resident ‘05) is showing nature-inspired prints, plus a site-specific installation, in her solo show Natural Remains at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, NY. Show runs April 4 – May 17, 2015. Opening reception April 11, 3:30-5:30pm.

Jen P. Harris (Ora Schneider Resident ‘12) is exhibiting with Back to Life, curated by NYFA’s Curatorial Services at Saint Ann’s Church, Brooklyn, NY. Show runs April 12 – May 21, 2015. Opening reception April 12, 2-4pm.

Jeanne Langan (Summer Intern ‘13) is showing with River Oaks Arts Center’s Dirty South Mug Competition, which celebrates the art organization’s thirtieth anniversary, in Alexandria, Louisiana. Show runs April 4 – May 23, 2015. Opening reception April 24.

Melissa Jay Craig (Studio Resident ‘09) is showing with The Contained Narrative: Defining the Contemporary Artist’s Book, curated by Cathy Ryan, at Star Tribune Foundation Gallery, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN. Show runs April 8 – July 25, 2015. Opening reception May 8, 6-9pm.

Melissa Jay Craig is also showing in a two-person exhibition at ZIA Gallery, Winnetka, IL. Show runs April 25 – June 6, 2015. Opening reception April 25, 5-7pm.

Ellen Sollod (Artist’s Book Grant Recipient ’96) is showing materials from All About the Water and Collection and Transformation with The Public Arena: Public Art and Its Role in the Community at North Seattle College Gallery, North Seattle College, Seattle, WA. Show runs April 7 – May 1, 2015. Opening reception April 7, 1-3pm and 5-7pm.

Wei Jane Chir (Dodge Resident ’03, Artist’s Book Resident ’04, Workspace Resident ’08) is showing with Chini Gallery, Taipei City, Taiwan. Show runs April 24 – May 31, 2015. Opening reception April 25, 2:30pm.

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Poisoned Well (2013) by Tatana Kellner, installed at Nature Inc. at the Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY.

Last Call! Closing this Month:

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. Hurry—show closes April 5.

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. Hurry—show closes April 8.

Tona Wilson (Artist’s Book Resident ‘10) is showing two paintings in Peace and Justice, a group exhibition at Muroff Kotler Visual Arts Gallery, SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge, NY. Hurry—show closes April 17.

Jen P. Harris is also showing new complex hexagonal ink paintings and installations in [CODES], a solo show at the Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY. Hurry—show closes April 12.

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. Hurry—show closes April 12.

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. Hurry—show closes April 18.

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. Hurry—show closes April 18.

DM Witman is also showing anthotypes with Salt, Silver & Sun: Historic Processes by Photographers Today, curated by Brenton Hamilton, at PhoPa Gallery, Portland, ME. Hurry—show closes April 18.

Jennifer Yorke (Studio Intern ‘95) is showing recent collages and a site-specific installation in her solo show Pink on Pink at Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL. Hurry—show closes April 26.

Joy Taylor (Workspace Resident ’97, Ora Schneider Resident ’11) is showing in the three-person exhibition Flora & Fauna II at Galerie Gris, Hudson, NY. Hurry—show closes April 27.

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Belle (2010) and Ooze (Red) (2010) by Jennifer Yorke from her solo show Pink on Pink, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL.

Ongoing Shows:

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.

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.

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. Through June 30, 2015.

Paula McCartney (Artist’s Book Grant Recipient ‘05) is showing a selection from her series Bird Watching in 100+: A Photograph for Every Year of the MIA at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN. Through October 18, 2015.


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