#FirstFriday: October Exhibitions We Love

October 2, 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.

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“Lipstick Still Life with Banana and Twinkie” by Kathy Aoki on display at Napa Valley Museum in Yountville, CA.

New This Month:

Anita Wetzel (WSW co-founder) is showing work as part of VCCA France – Moulin à Nef Retrospective: 10 Years of Art Creation at St. Catherine Chapel in Port, 82340 Auvillar, France. September 26 to October 8, 2015. Opening Reception October 2, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.

Lorrie Fredette (Studio Workspace resident ’10) is showing a site-specific installation piece Through the Lens at Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, NJ. September 27, 2015 – January 3, 2016. Lorrie also has a solo show between locations at the University of Tennesse Knoxville Downtown Gallery in Knoxville, TN. October 2 – 31, 2015. Opening Reception October 2, 2015 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Nancy Diessner (Studio Workspace resident ’97, Artist’s Book resident ’00) is showing work as part of the exhibition The Sky is Falling at the Bromfield Gallery in Boston, MA. September 30 – November 1, 2015. Opening Reception October 2, 2015 6:00 – 8:30 pm.

Undine Brod (Ora Schneider Regional resident ’15) is showing work at Lillstreet Art Center’s Rooftop Project Space in Chicago, Illinois. October 1 – Ocotber 31, 2015.

Merike van Zanten (Studio Workspace resident ’14) is showing working in REFLECTIONS, a two-person collaboration of new work. Exhibiting in Landing Gallery in Rockland, ME. October 2 – 31, 2015. Opening Reception October 2, 2015 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Rejin Leys (Studio Intern ’89) is showing work as part of a group exhibition La Lucha II Dom & HTI: Visions of Tomorrow, One Island at Andrew Freedman Home in Bronx, NY. October 9 – November 6, 2015. Opening Reception October 9, 2015 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Jennifer Grimyser (Studio Workspace resident ’07, Artist’s Book resident ’08) is showing work in Content Intent Replay, an exhibition of works that investigate the act of looking and perceiving through humor and colorful aesthetic. Exhibiting at Projekt722 in Brooklyn, NY. October 10 – November 1, 2015. Opening Reception October 10, 2015 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Work by Shelley Thorstensen as part of her solo show Field Study: The Scheme of Things on display at University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA.

Last Call! Closing this Month:

Amanda Thackray (Artist’s Book resident ’09) is showing work in Echo, a culmination of an innovative arts and music partnership, at Gallery Aferro in Newark, NJ. Hurry – show closes October 3, 2015.

Joy Taylor (Studio Workspace resident ’97, Ora Schneider Regional resident ’11) is showing a series of work Strange Beauty at Craig Krull Gallery in Santa Monica, CA. Taylor’s still lifes explore her desire to reduce an image to the “essentials” or beauty. Hurry – show closes October 10, 2015.

Shelley Thorstensen (Studio Residency Grant ’04, Studio Workspace resident ’05) is showing work as part of Field Study: The Scheme of Things at University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. Hurry – show closes October 10, 2015.

Susan E. King (Artist’s Book resident ’83) is showing work entitled Printing Matters: Books, Ephemera and Photos by Susan E. King at Woodland Pattern Book Center in Milwaukee, WI. The show is part of a series of readings, workshops, and exhibitions celebrating women. Hurry – show closes October 18, 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. Hurry – show closes October 18, 2015.

DM Witman (Studio Workspace Residency ’12) is showing MELT, a series of photographs of mountains on paper which fades when exposed to sunlight, like the snow of these mountainous regions. On display now at Susan Maasch Fine Art in Portland, Maine. Hurry – show closes October 31,  2015.

Part of the series MELT by DM Witman on display now at Susan Maasch Fine Art in Portland, Maine.

Ongoing Shows:

Eva Mantell (Artist’s Book resident ’96) is showing work entitled Autumn Almanac at The Nassau Club, Princeton, NJ. Through November 1, 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.

Susan Shaw (Studio Workspace resident ’15) is showing work as part of a group exhibition Pull at Hudson Guild. These paper-makers show that paper is no longer something to wrap fish in, but a vital form of creative expression. Through November 21, 2015.

Kathy Aoki (Artist’s Book resident ’97) is showing work in Nourish at the Napa Valley Museum in Yountville, CA. The show examines the intersection of dining, hospitality, and art from Napa Valley to the global community. Through November 29, 2015.

DM Witman (Studio Workspace Residency ’12) is showing A Lensless Vision: Camera-Less Works by DM Witman at University of Southern Maine in Glickman Library. Through December 29, 2015 with an Artist Talk October 29, 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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