#FirstFriday: February Exhibitions We Love

February 2, 2018 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.

New York

Find Tatana Kellner‘s Please Exit: Doors Are Closing at The Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy, NY through March 12!

Tatana Kellner (WSW Co-founder) is showing work in the group exhibition One Year of Resistance at Untitled Space, Tribeca. Hurry—show closes February 4!

Rejin Leys (Studio intern ’89) is showing work in the group exhibition Intersecting Trajectories at Rush Arts Gallery, Manhattan. Hurry—show closes February 16!

Elizabeth de Bethune (Studio Workspace resident ’03, ’05) has a solo show, Horizon Lines, at the Harrison Public Library Gallery, Harrison. Show runs February 4 – 23; reception February 10, 2 – 4 pm. View the show card here.

Allora McCullough (Ceramics intern ’16) is in the two-person show Becoming at ArtCentro, Poughkeepsie, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Grace Smith House for victims of domestic violence. Show runs February 3 – 24; opening reception February 3, 6 – 8 pm. View the show card here and here.

Tate Klacsmann (Studio Workspace resident ’16) has two prints in the MiniPrint International Exhibition at JVS Project Space, Manhattan. Show runs through March 11.

Tatana Kellner (WSW Co-founder) has her solo exhibition Please Exit: Doors Are Closing at The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy. Show runs through March 12; artist talk February 23, 7 pm.

Don’t miss Tara Sabharwal‘s solo exhibition, Float, at the Wilmer Jenning Gallery in Manhattan!

Tara Sabharwal (Studio Workspace resident ’16, Beisinghoff Printmaking resident ‘17) has a solo exhibition, Float, at the Wilmer Jenning Gallery (of Kenkeleba House), Manhattan. Show runs February 18 – March 31; reception February 18, 3 – 6 pm.

Marianne Dages (Beisinghoff Printmaking resident ’16), Karinna Gomez (Studio Grant resident ’17), and Paula Lycan (Summer intern ’15) are showing work in Edging Forward: New Prints 2018/Winter at the International Print Center New York. Show runs through March 28.

Rejin Leys (Studio intern ’89) and Tara Sabharwal (Studio Workspace resident ’16) are showing work in Art in FLUX‘s group exhibition Songs of Freedom at JCC Harlem. Show runs through April, 2018.

Rejin Leys (Studio intern ’89) is showing work in the No Longer Empty Curatorial Lab’s Southeast Queens Biennial: A Locus of Moving Points at York College Fine Arts Gallery, Jamaica, Queens. Show runs February 9 – April 21; opening reception February 10, 3 – 7 pm.

Closing soon: Kieran Riley Abbott‘s show, Escape Room, is on view at Vermont Studio Center through February 9!

Northeast

Kieran Riley Abbott (Nonprofit Management intern ’16) has her solo show, Escape Roomon view at Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT. Hurry—show closes February 9!

C.R. Cooper (Nonprofit Management intern ’17) is showing work in the zine exhibition Z. Archive at UMass Dartmouth Claire T. Carney Library. Hurry—show closes February 16!

Marianne Dages (Beisinghoff Printmaking resident ’16) has a solo exhibition Into the Valley at NAPOLEON, Philadelphia, PA. Show runs February 2 – 25; opening reception February 2, 6 – 10 pm. Reading and artist talk February 24, 4 – 6 pm.

Fafnir Adamites (Studio Grant resident ’17) is showing work in the group exhibition HeART: Boston Sculptors Gallery Annual Group Show at Boston Sculptors Gallery, Boston, MA. Show closes February 25; opening reception February 2, 5 – 8 pm.

Fafnir Adamites (Studio Grant resident ’17) has a solo exhibition featuring large-scale paper constructions and new work from her from her WSW residency. The show, Amass and Disperse, will be at 3S Artspace, Portsmouth, NH from February 9 – March 4; opening reception February 9, 5 – 8 pm.

Tate Klacsmann (Studio Workspace Resident ’16) is showing work in the group exhibition 10 Artists/ 10 Pieces at the Tremaine Art Gallery, Lakeville, CT. Show runs through March 11.

Don’t miss Nonprofit Internship alumna Kieran Riley Abbott‘s Escape Room, is on view at Vermont Studio Center—closing soon!

Cynthia Nourse Thompson (Artist’s Book Grant resident ’03) co-curated Collaborative Histories: Dieu Don at The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA. Show runs through April 21.

Heather Kapplow (Public Art Grant resident ’17) is showing work in the group exhibition How Do I Look? at the Gallery at Atlantic Wharf, Boston, MA. The show invited artists to challenge the accepted superiority of sight among the five senses and its association with the truth. Her work will be on view February 21 – April 21; opening reception February 21, 6 – 8 pm.

Kathy Hettinga (Artist’s Book Grant resident ’14) is showing her work, Dante’s Inferno: the Gates of Hell, in the Art for Great Books series, Veritas Academy, Lancaster, PA. Show runs through June 1, 2018.

DM Witman (Studio Workspace resident ’12) is showing work in the 2018 Biennial at the Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME. Show runs through June 3.

Heather Kapplow (Public Art Grant resident ’17), along with Caitlin Foley and Misha Rabinovich received funding from the New England Foundation for the Arts to launch a mobile sauna-related, community strengthening, camaraderie building, conflict resolving project titled Sweat it Out. Fort Point, Boston, MA, keep an eye out for developments in your area.

Heather Kapplow (Public Art Grant resident ’17) will have a video called This is Just a Test (Self Portrait) on an 80 foot screen opening February 28 as part of Art on the Marquee, Boston, MA. Keep an eye on their website for more details!

Libby Clarke (Studio intern ’96, Artists’ Book Grant resident ’00) is reopening her studio, Libby Clarke Design. To partner with organizations who work to build the communities in which they exist, such as small business, nonprofits, schools, and more. Check out her projects here.

Carson Fox’s (Studio Grant resident ’00) public work, Blue-Green Brainbow, is on view at Boston University, MA. Check out a video of the installation, with the help of Cara Lynch (Studio Workspace resident ‘14), by BU Productions here!

See Fafnir Adamite’s new work, made during her WSW residency, Amass and Disperse, will be at 3S Artspace in New Hampshire later this month!

Midwest

C.R. Cooper (Nonprofit Management inter ’17) is showing work in the group exhibition Do Not Resist: 100 Years of Police Violence in Chicago, curated by For the People’s Artist Collective at the Hairpin Arts Center, Chicago, IL. Hurry—show closes February 11!

Jennifer Yorke (Studio intern ’95) is showing work in the 88th Artist Member Exhibition at The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL. Show closes February 24.

William Harroff (Artist’s Book Grant resident ’94) has a solo exhibition The Delinquent Comic Art of “Wascally Wee Willy” Harroff at the Edwardsville Arts Center, Edwardsville, IL. Show runs February 9 – March 16.

Sara Langworthy (Artist’s Book Grant resident ’01) was recently awarded the 2018 Carl Hertzog Award for Excellence in Book Design for her artist’s book Naturans Naturata.

South

Andrea Chung (Studio Grant resident ’16) is showing work in Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA. Show closes February 25.

Cheyenne Mallo (Studio intern ’11) is showing work in Ware/Wear, an exhibition of functional ceramics and metals, at Southern Dreams Gallery, Columbia, NC. Show opens February 22.

Susan King (Artist’s Book Grant resident ’83) has her solo exhibition Susan King: Chronicles of a Southern Feminist at the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University, Roanoke, VA. Show runs through April 8.

In Anchorage? Don’t miss Karinna Gomez‘s solo show, Interior, at the International Gallery of Contemporary Art this month!

West

Karinna Gomez (Studio Grant resident ’17) has a solo show, Interior, at the International Gallery of Contemporary Art in Anchorage, AK. The exhibition will feature recent work chronicling life in the far north, including recent prints from her WSW residency. Show runs through February.

Andrea Chung (Studio Grant resident ’16) is showing work in Circles and Circuits: Chinese Caribbean Art at the Chinese American Museum through March 11 and the California African American Museum through February 25, both in Los Angeles, CA.

Ellen Sollod (Artist’s Book Grant resident ’90) is in the two-person exhibition The Great Basin: Two Views at the Jack Straw Atrium Gallery, Seattle, WA. Show runs through February 28, 2018.

Andrea Chung (Studio Grant resident ’16) curated By(e) Default at the Art Gallery at Mesa College, San Diego, CA. The show highlights the unconscious and contradictory thought that whiteness is the default: the denial of the position, and the fear of losing the default position. Show runs February 5 – 28; reception and artist panel February 15. View the show card here.

We’re looking at you, Montreal! You must see Elisabeth Belliveau‘s solo show, Ballroom, at Galerie Powerhouse La Centrale—only up through March 2!

International

Tara Sabharwal (Studio Workspace resident ’16, Beisinghoff Printmaking resident ’17) is showing work in Contemporary & Modern Prints at The Art Stable, Kelly Ross Fine Art, Dorset, UK. Hurry—show closes February 10!

Elisabeth Belliveau (Artist’s Book Grant resident ’10) has her solo exhibition, Ballroom, at Galerie Powerhouse La Centrale (the oldest running feminist artist-run center in Canada), Montreal, Canada. Show runs through March 2; opening reception February 2, 6 – 9 pm and artist talk at 7 pm. Find the Facebook event here!

Kate Hamilton’s (Ora Schneider Regional Grant resident ’12) work, including over 200 hand sewn houses and pieces made at WSW, has recently been part of the props, sculpture, and set of Bluebird Productions performance Die Sieben Tödsunden (The Seven Deadly Sins) at Rigiblick Theater, Zurich. A disruptive staging of the Brecht/Weill opera, the project considers life from the perspective of current day sex workers. Find details, including an additional March show, here.


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