#FirstFriday: June Exhibitions We Love

June 5, 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.

Irene Chan's "An Incomplete (Sex) Education

Irene Chan (Ch’An Press) performs An Incomplete (Sex) Education, now showing at the Atlanta Fringe Festival, Atlanta, GA. June 4-6, 2015.

New This Month:

Irene Chan (Studio intern ’96, Artist’s Book resident ’98) is performing An Incomplete (Sex) Education, an original production which explores stories from her early childhood, at the Atlanta Fringe Festival, Atlanta, GA. Read more about Irene’s work in our interview with her. June 4-6, 2015, varying show times.

Jen P. Harris (Ora Schneider resident ’12) is showing layered ink paintings that explore archetypal Tarot imagery in Stack Overflow at Legion Arts’ Commons Gallery. Show runs June 4 – August 2, 2015. Opening reception June 4, 5-7pm.

Marisol Limon Martinez (Artist’s Book resident ’02) is showing with the four-person pop-up exhibition BEASTS ABSTRACT NOT at Great Jones Space, New York, NY. Opening reception June 4, 6-8pm.

Susan Amons (Workspace resident ’05, ’08, ’11, ’12) is showing with the 2015 Invitational Printmaking Exhibition at the Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Gallery, Concord, NH. Show runs June 2 – August 9, 2015. Opening reception June 5, 5-7pm.

Jen Blazina (Studio resident ’08, Workspace resident ’09) is showing cast glass objects with Shattered: Defying Expectations in Glass at Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Oakland, CA. Show runs June 5 – July 30, 2015. Opening reception June 5, 6-8pm.

Rachel Frank (Artist’s Book resident ’10) is performing Rewilding Stuyvesant Cove Park, a symbolic reintroduction of American bison into the former industrial site at Stuyvesant Cove, sponsored by Solar One, New York, NY. June 6, 5pm.

Paper Buck (Beisinghoff Printmaking resident ’13) is showing Recent Solo and Collaborative Works, including Wars Continue Each Other, Beyond Seen, and History in the Present, at Historisches Rathaus, Dringenberg, Germany. Show runs June 7 – September 6, 2015.

Marisol Limon Martinez is also celebrating the release of her new book, VIA DISSIMULATA, described as “a hauntingly beautiful collection of deep truths and abstract emotions.” Her collection of poetry and illustrations is published by Octopus Books. Reading and performance at Pete’s Candy Store, June 9, 6:30pm.

Carolyn Lambert (Studio intern ’99) is showing Solastalgia: Permanent Landscape in the group exhibition Usable Earth, curated by Kristen Neville Taylor, at Esther Klein Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. Show runs June 12 – July 24, 2015. Opening reception June 12, 5-7:30pm.

Golnar Adili (Legacy resident ’15), Jill Parisi (Studio resident ’04), and Liz Zanis (Dodge resident ’03) are showing with the juried exhibition New Prints 2015 / Summer at International Print Center New York, New York, NY. Show runs June 11 – July 31, 2015. Opening reception June 18, 6-8pm.

Maureen Cummins (Artist’s Book resident ‘98 & ‘03, Workspace resident ‘00 & ‘06), Tatana Kellner (WSW co-founder and Artistic Director), and Tona Wilson (Artist’s Book resident ’10) are showing in The Stories We Tell: Hudson Valley Artists 2015 at Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY. Curated by Mary-Kay Lombino, the exhibition explores the artist as storyteller. Show runs June 20 – November 8, 2015. Opening reception June 20, 5-7pm. Artist talk September 26, 2pm.

April Gertler (Artist’s Book resident ’02) is performing TAKE THE CAKE: Hungarian Cherry Cake, a cooking demonstration and exploration of feminist discourse, in conjunction with Berlin Food Art Week at ACUD MACHT NEU, Berlin, Germany. Performance June 24, 7pm.

Emmanuelle Giora (Workspace resident ’12) is showing with BASTION COMMUN in a former transmission station organized by les comissaires anonymes, Strasbourg, France. The exhibition brings together a collective of forty artists from multiple disciplines to claim an active role in the city. Show runs June 26 – July 26, 2015. Opening reception June 25, 6pm.

Recent works from Marisol Limon Martinez

Marisol Limon Martinez’s VIA DISSIMULATA (left) published this June by Octopus Press, and Circulos v (right) from BEASTS ABSTRACT NOT at Great Jones Space, New York, NY.

Last Call! Closing this Month:

Melissa Jay Craig (Studio resident ‘09) is showing recent works in a two-person exhibition at ZIA Gallery, Winnetka, IL. Hurry—show closes June 6.

Katie Bosley (Ceramics intern ’15), Danielle LaCasse (Studio intern ’15), Ellen Prosko (Studio intern ’15), and Katie Wofford (Arts Admin intern ’15) are showing new works created at Women’s Studio Workshop in How to Make a HomeWSW Gallery, Rosendale, NY. Hurry—show closes June 12.

Rose Smith (Artist’s Book resident ’12) is showing new cyanotypes on silk with the group exhibition Ritos de Transición (Rites of Passage) at Sporting Club Russafa, Valencia, Spain. Hurry—show closes June 14.

Phyllis Kudder Sullivan (Workspace resident ’11) is showing Tool Series No. 3 in the juried group exhibition Recycle, which featuring works made with repurposed materials, at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY. Hurry—show closes June 14.

Rejin Leys (Studio intern ’89) is showing with Consequential Translations, a group exhibition exploring experiences of the Dominican and Haitian Diaspora, at the Centro Cultural de España, Santo Domingo, DO. Hurry—show closes June 20.

Rachel Frank is also showing documentation of her site-specific performance Rewilding Platte Cove in the exhibition Inspired by Platte Cove at The Catskill Center, Arkville, NY. Hurry—show closes June 26.

Katy Collier (Studio resident ’12) is showing elaborate woodcuts in her solo show Blankets & Vases at the Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN. Hurry—show closes June 29.

Maureen Cummins is also showing her artist’s books in Social Conscience: The Work of Maureen Cummins at the Kohler Art Library, Madison, WI. Hurry—show closes June 30.


Still from Rachel Frank’s performance Rewilding Manhattan at The Select Fair, New York City, March 2015. Photo by Jessica Slaven. See Rewilding Stuyvesant Cove Park on June 6.

Ongoing Shows:

Melissa Jay Craig is also 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. Through July 25, 2015.

Kathy Hettinga (Artist’s Book resident ‘14) is showing in the juried group exhibition Found in Transition, a survey of Pennsylvania artists who focus on the importance of process, at the Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA. Through July 5, 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.

Beka Goedde (Studio resident ‘10) completed a site-specific outdoor installation Fictitious Force at the Old Stone House & Washington Park, Brooklyn, NY. Embedded in park’s lawn, its brightly-colored concrete tiles imitate the woven pattern of a braided rug and respond to early American craft traditions. Through April 19, 2016.

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