#FirstFriday: September Exhibitions We Love

September 4, 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.


Joy Taylor’s Life-Like #6 showing at Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.

 New This Month:

Mariona Barkus (Artist’s Book resident ’86) is showing selections from her book Illustrated History – 1985 published by WSW at El Camino College Art Gallery in Torrance, California. Show runs August 24 – September 17, 2015. Opening Reception September 3, 2015.

DM Witman (Studio Workspace Residency ’12) is showing work at Susan Maasch Fine Art in Portland, Maine. She is also showing A Lensless Vision: Camera-Less Works by DM Witman at University of Southern Maine in Glickman Library. Shows run August 31 – October 31, 2015 and September 10 – December 29. The first Opening Reception and Artist Talk September 3, 2015. The next Opening Reception September 10, 2015 with an Artist Talk October 29, 2015.

Joy Taylor (Studio Workspace resident ’97, Ora Schneider Regional resident ’11) is showing a series of work Strange Beauty at Craig Krull Gallery, Santa Monica, CA. Taylor’s still lifes explore her desire to reduce an image to the “essentials” or beauty. Show runs September 5 – October 10, 2015, 2015. Opening reception September 12, 2015 5-7 p.m.

Eva Mantell (Artist’s Book resident ’96) is showing work entitled Autumn Almanac at The Nassau Club, Princeton, NJ. Show runs September 8 – November 1, 2015. Opening Reception September 20, 2015 3-5 p.m.

Last Call! Closing this Month:

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. Hurry – closes September 6, 2015.

Laura Berman (Studio Intern ’97) is showing work as part of a group exhibition, You People, at Haw Contemporary in Kansas City, Missouri. She is also showing work as part of Kansas City Art Institute Foundation 50th Anniversary Exhibition. Hurry – these shows close September 12, 2015 and September 26, 2015.

Amy Schmierbach (Art-in-Ed Artist’s Books resident ’99) is showing work at St. Louis Community College at Meramec, Missouri. Hurry – closes September 18, 2015.

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. Hurry – show closes September 19, 2015.

Susan Amons (Workspace resident ’05, ’08, ’11, ’12) is showing Summerside Prints, a series of monoprints full of story, at The She-Bear Gallery, Portland, Maine. Hurry – show closes September 20, 2015.

Jen Blazina (Workspace resident ’06, ’08) is showing work as part of a group exhibition at the Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA. Hurry – closes September 26, 2015.

Paula McCartney’s Brewer’s Blackbird on display now at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Ongoing Shows:

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.

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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