#FirstFriday: May Exhibitions We Love

May 6, 2016 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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Work by Jennifer Grimyser featured in her solo show Suggestion Mark at chashama in New York, NY.

New This Month:

Phyllis Kudder Sullivan (Studio Workspace resident ‘12) is showing work in Interconnections: The Language of Basketry at the Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, NJ. Show runs May 1 – September 4, 2016.

Jennifer Grimyser (Studio Workspace resident ‘07, Artist’s Book resident ‘08) is showing work in her solo show Suggestion Mark at chashama in New York City, NY. The show is an exploration of communication—verbal and nonverbal alike, integrating photographs and photographic sculptures to create an experience of “images bouncing between 3D space, illusionistic space, and the 2D surface of a print.” Show runs May 5 – May 28, 2016. Opening Reception May 5th, 2016, 6 – 9 p.m.

Diane Jacobs (Artist’s Book resident ‘00) is showing work inspired by her artist’s book “object n. object v.” in her solo show Homage on display in the Wieden + Kennedy grand gallery in Porland, OR. Show runs May 5 – 27, 2016. Opening Reception May 5, 2016 6 – 9 p.m.

Katie Ford (Studio intern ‘10) is showing work in her solo exhibition You Are Warming Weather at Unsmoke Systems Artspace in Braddock, PA. This show of new textiles and drawings explores the mental spaces we inhabit and the tools used to cultivate them. Show runs May 6 – 29, 2016. Opening Reception May 6, 2016 6 – 9 p.m.

Elizabeth Mackie (Studio Workspace resident ‘05, Studio Residency Grant recipient ‘06, Studio Workspace resident ‘07) is showing work in Fiberart International 2016 taking place across two venues in Pittsburgh, PA: Society for Contemporary Craft and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, with Elizabeth’s work being featured at Society for Contemporary Craft. Show runs May 6 – August 21, 2016.

Leah Mackin (Artist’s Book resident ‘17) is showing work in her solo exhibition Portable Document at The Print Center in Philadelphia, PA. In this show, Leah responds to the digital surrogate of the scrapbook, examining the handling of and relationship with archival materials as physical objects. Show runs May 6 – August 6, 2016. Gallery talk May 5 at 5:30 p.m. and Opening Reception 6 – 8 p.m.

DM Witman (Studio Workspace resident ‘12) is showing her series “MELT” in the show Landscapes at The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO. Show runs May 6 – June 10, 2016. Opening Reception May 6, 2016 6 – 9 p.m.

Joy Taylor (Studio Workspace resident ‘97, Ora Schneider Regional resident ‘11) is showing work in Squared² at Geoffrey Young Gallery in Great Barrington, MA. Show runs May 7 – 28, 2016. Opening Reception May 7, 2016 5:30 – 7:30.

Leslie Nichols (Studio Residency Grant recipient ‘15) is showing work made during her WSW residency in New Impressions at Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum in Two Rivers, WI. This international juried exhibition showcases exploration and creativity with letterpress printing techniques. Show runs May 11 – June 30. 2016. Reception and awards ceremony June 11, 2016 5 – 7 p.m. After its exhibition at Hamilton, the show will travel to Design College Australia in Brisbane, Australia.

Allora McCullough (Ceramics intern ‘16) and Carolyn Baginski (Studio intern, 2008) are showing work in the group exhibition Menagerie at Baltimore Clayworks in Baltimore, MD. This animal-themed exhibition of sculpture work asks the question do animals have human qualities or is the other way around? Show runs May 14 – July 2, 2016. Opening Reception May 13, 2016 6 – 8 p.m.

Mindell Dubansky (Artist’s Book resident ‘99) is presenting a slide show about her collection of historical book-shaped objects, which she calls “blooks,” at the Tivoli Free Library in Tivoli, NY. This collection was recently on view at the premier book collector’s club in New York, The Grolier Club. Mindy will bring some examples from her collection and copies of her exhibition catalog for sale, which she is happy to sign. The lecture, book-signing, and show-and-tell will take place May 20, 2016 from 6 – 7 p.m.

DM Witman (Studio Workspace resident ‘12) is also showing her series “MELT” at Revela-T in Barcelona, Spain. This week-long festival celebrates analog and historical processes and runs from May 20 – June 5, 2016.

Mary Gordon (Summer intern ‘14, Studio intern ‘16), Allora McCullough (Ceramics intern ‘16), Elizabeth Melnyczuk (Studio intern ‘16), and Kieran Riley Abbott (Non-Profit Management intern ‘16) are showing work made during their time at WSW in their group exhibition WhatKnot in Women’s Studio Workshop’s gallery space. Opening reception May 20, 2016 5 – 7 p.m. During this opening night enjoy: refreshments in the form of garlic knots and pizza; items for sale including original prints, tote bags, aprons, and ceramic pieces; and a concurrent closing reception for Helen Prior’s ceramic work in our Gallery Under the Stairs.

Corrine Hatt (Studio Workspace resident ‘15) is showing one of the monotypes created during her residency at WSW last November in the exhibition Landscape: A Sense of Place at the Site:Brooklyn in Brooklyn, NY. Show runs May 25 – June 24, 2016. Opening Reception May 25, 2016 6 – 9 p.m.

Kathy T. Hettinga (Artist’s Book resident ‘14) is showing her artist’s book made at WSW “4 3 2 CRY: Fracking in Northern Colorado” in the exhibition WANDERLUST at 23 Sandy Gallery in Portland, OR. Show runs May 28 – July 30, 2016 and will include a catalog of the artists’ books.

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Ceramic objects by Rebecca Barfoot featured in Under Pressure: The Art of the Hand-Pulled Print at Durango Arts Center in Durango, CO.

Last Call! Closing this Month:

Tia Kramer (Studio Workspace resident ’12) is showing a durational performance piece, approaching proximity, in the exhibition Six Weeks, In Time at Henry Art Gallery in Seattle, WA. Hurry – show closes May 8, 2016.

Diane Jacobs (Artist’s Book resident ’00) is showing fifteen letterpress prints and 6 collages in a solo exhibition at Luke’s Frame Shop in Portland, OR. Closing Reception May 13, 2016 6 – 7:30 p.m. Hurry – show closes May 14, 2016.

Rebecca Barfoot (Chili Bowl Workspace resident ’07) is showing work in Under Pressure: The Art of the Hand-Pulled Print at Durango Arts Center in Durango, CO. As the only 3D artist chosen for the exhibition, her featured works are hand-thrown and altered porcelain with lithographic printing, custom iron oxide decals, china paints, fired cyanotype, and gold luster. Hurry – show closes May 22, 2016.

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Installation shot from Jen P. Harris’ solo exhibition Ghost Prairie on display now at Legion Arts in Cedar Rapids, IA.

Ongoing Shows:

Jen P. Harris (Ora Schneider Regional resident ‘12) is showing new works on paper and wood in Ghost Prairie at Legion Arts in Cedar Rapids, IA. This site-specific painting installation was conceived in response to the Iowa landscape, which is by many measures the most radically altered place in North America. Through June 26, 2016.

Keg de Souza (Artist’s Book resident ‘12) is showing work in The 20th Biennale of Sydney: The Future is Already Here, It’s Just Not Evenly Distributed. Her project creates a platform for conversation and debate that explores the politics of displacement and can be found on the streets of Redfern in Sydney, Australia. Through June 5, 2016.

Diane Jacobs (Artist’s Book resident ‘00) is showing her artist’s book “object n. object v.” in Just One Look at the University of Washington, Special Collections, Suzzallo Library. Through July 29, 2016.


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