#FirstFriday: July Exhibitions We Love

July 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.

Barbara Siegel's Rusty Bucket (2014) from her exhibition Urban Road Kill, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

Barbara Siegel’s Rusty Bucket (2014) from her exhibition Urban Road Kill, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

New This Month:

Yen-Hua Lee (Workspace resident ’09) is showing bookworks in the Bower Ashton Library, Centre for Fine Print Research, Bristol, UK. Her painted and collaged book pages explore human memory and time. Show runs July 1 – August 27, 2015.

Erin Woodbrey (Studio intern ’07) is showing new works in her solo show Air of Another Planet, Gaa Gallery, Wellfleet, MA. Show runs July 2 – 19, 2015. Opening reception July 2, 6-8pm.

Libby Scarlett (Artist’s Book resident ’14) and Toby Millman (Artist’s Book resident ’11) are showing their artists’ books in /mit ðə detə/: Source Materials Visualized at the Center for Book Arts, Brooklyn, NY. The juried exhibition presents book- and text-related works that interpret data in various ways. Show runs July 8 – September 19, 2015. Opening reception July 8, 6-8pm.

Barbara Siegel (Artist’s Book resident ’00) is showing new drawings that explore flattened artifacts in her solo show Urban Road Kill at A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Show runs July 1 – 26, 2015. Opening reception July 9, 6-8pm.

Mirabelle Jones (Workspace resident ’11) is showing with Rebellious Beauty: Rebel Against the Norm, the third annual exhibition highlighting costume-themed works by women and queer artists, at Heart of Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. Opening reception July 18, 8pm.

Installation shots from Erin Woodbrey's Air of Another Planet, showing at Gaa Gallery, Wellfleet, MA.

Installation shots from Erin Woodbrey’s Air of Another Planet, showing at Gaa Gallery, Wellfleet, MA.

Last Call! Closing this Month:

Kathy T. 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. Hurry—show closes July 5.

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. Hurry—show closes July 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. Hurry—show closes July 25.

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. Hurry—show closes July 26.

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. Hurry—show closes July 30.

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.  Hurry—show closes July 31.

Excerpts from Yen-Hua Lee's bookworks, showing at Bower Ashton Library, Center for Fine Print Research, Bristol, UK.

Excerpts from Yen-Hua Lee’s bookworks, showing at Bower Ashton Library, Center for Fine Print Research, Bristol, UK. 

Ongoing Shows:

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. Through August 2, 2015.

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. Through August 9, 2015.

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. Through September 6, 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 theMinneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN. Through October 18, 2015.

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. Through November 8, 2015. Artist talk September 26, 2pm.

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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