#FirstFriday: July Exhibitions We LoveJuly 1, 2016
Highlighting exhibitions that feature the work of WSW artists, we share the shows, near and far, that make up our monthly must-see list.
New This Month:
Clarissa Sligh (Artist’s Book resident ’88, Artist’s Book resident ’04) has published her latest artist’s book Transforming Hate: An Artist’s Book. Through this book, she explores the many levels of oppression and violence at the intersections of race, gender, class, and sexual orientation. Edition numbered signed copies can be purchased from Vamp & Tramp, Booksellers.
Mary Gordon (Summer intern ‘14, Studio intern ‘16) has a print in an exchange portfolio which has been selected to be exhibited by Frogman’s Printing Workshop at Bancroft Street Market in Omaha, NE. Show runs July 1 – 17, 2016 with receptions July 8, 2016 6 – 9 p.m. and July 15, 2016 6 – 9 p.m.
Ruth Wetzel (Studio Workspace resident ’07, ’09) is showing work in Swamp Visions at Rosendale Cafe in Rosendale, NY. Show runs July 2 – 31, 2016. Opening Reception July 8, 2016 5 – 7 p.m.
Tona Wilson (Artist’s Book resident ‘10) is showing a video installation entitled “Weather Reports at Sea” at The Painters Gallery in Fleischmanns, NY. Show runs July 2 – 16, 2016. Opening Reception July 2, 2016 3:30 – 6 p.m. and Closing Reception July 16, 2016 3:30 – 6 p.m. with an artist talk at 4 p.m.
Cheyenne Mallo (Studio intern ‘11) is showing work in the group exhibition THIRST at Capsule Gallery in Houston, TX. This exhibition celebrates the functional and decorative vessels which hold our summertime libations, whether it’s a mojito, long island iced tea, lemonade, or iced coffee. Show runs July 8 – September 10, 2016.
Dahlia Elsayed (Studio Residency Grant recipient ’04) is showing work in Sheherzade’s Gift: Subversive Narratives at the Center for Book Arts in New York, NY. This group exhibition explores the lived experiences of women artists from Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Egypt, and Bangladesh that live in America through the lens of one of the oldest references from the Islamic world to permeate popular culture, A Thousand and One Nights. Show runs July 13 – September 24, 2016.
Jessica Dupuis (Chili Bowl Workspace resident ’10) is showing work in Meld at SPECTRE Arts in Durham NC. This exhibition features collaborative works by UNC MFA Alumni. Show runs July 15 – August 15, 2016. Opening Reception July 15, 2016 6 – 10 p.m.
Last Call! Closing this Month:
Allora McCullough (Ceramics intern ‘16) and Carolyn Baginski (Studio intern ’08) 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? Hurry – show closes July 2, 2016.
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. There will be a Catalog Launch, Closing Reception, and Artist’s Talk July 3, 2016 2 – 4 p.m. Hurry – show closes July 3, 2016.
Dana Lynn Harper (Studio Residency Grant recipient ’16) is showing work in Please Touch at the Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Virginia. It is encouraged for people to touch, feel, dine upon, and even lick artwork included in the juried exhibition. Hurry – show closes July 17, 2016.
Sonja Hinrichsen (Studio Residency Grant recipient ’13) is showing work in Artseed’s Summer Exhibition at the Throreau Center for Sustainability in San Francisco, CA. Closing Reception 3 – 5 p.m. July 23, 2016. Hurry – show closes July 23, 2016.
Tatiana Klacsmann (Studio Workspace resident ‘15) is showing work in her solo exhibition The Magical Land of No at the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art in Augusta, GA. In this exhibition, Tatiana builds a visual story using mixed media collage, sculpture, drawing, and painting, which will transport the viewer into their own fantasy space. Hurry – show closes July 29, 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. Through August 6, 2016.
Libby Scarlett (Art-in-Ed Artist’s Book resident ‘14) is showing work in Raise It Up – Ahvaland Summer Exhibition in Åland Islands, Finland. Through August 15, 2016.
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. Through August 21, 2016.
Amy Schmierbach (Studio intern ’96, Art-in-Ed Artist’s Book resident ’99) is showing work in Transgressing Traditions at Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, NY. The exhibition includes 65 contemporary textile pieces from across the U.S. and around the world, including France, Hungary, and Australia. Through August 21, 2016.
Kathy T. Hettinga (Artist’s Book resident ’14) is showing her artist’s book made during her WSW residency, 4 3 2 CRY: Fracking in Northern Colorado, in Art of the State at the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, PA. Through September 11, 2016.