#FirstFriday: October Exhibitions We Love!

October 2, 2019 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

Veronica Graham: Screenshot from Diatribes

Veronica Graham (AIE Residency Grant ’17) will be debuting her new Virtual Reality project, Diatribes, at Women’s Studio Workshop on October 12th from 11 am to 5 pm. Sign up to a be a part of this unique experience here.

Golnar Adili:

Tara Sabharwal (Studio Workspace ’16, Beisinghoff Residency ’17) , Barbara Beisinghoff (Artist’s Book Residency ’09), Alicia Henry (Public Art Residency ’17), Eloise Plamondon (Beiginghoff Residency ’17), Golnar Adili (Legacy Studio Residency ’15), and Anne-Marie Lavigne (Legacy Studio Residency ’16) will all be in a group show, In Between, at Women’s Studio Workshop. The opening will be on October 8th at 5:30 pm and will coincide with our monthly slide night beginning at 6:30 pm. The show will be on view until December 20th. See more information about to this event here.

Clarissa Sligh: from Reframing the Past series

Clarissa Sligh (Artist’s Book Residency Grant ’88, ’04) will exhibit a series of past works as part of her Faculty Fellowship at The Center for Book Arts. The show is called Witnessing through Artist’s Books: Clarissa Sligh and the opening is Thursday, October 3rd from 6:30-8:00 pm with an artist talk November 7th at 6:30pm.

Clarissa Sligh (Artist’s Book Residency Grant ’88, ’04) has work in Walt Whitman’s Words: Inspiring Artists Today at The Center for Book Arts. The reception is Thursday, October 3rd from 6:30 – 9:30 pm and the show will be up from October 4th to December 14th.

Paloma Barhaugh-Bordas : Neck Piece : 2019

Paloma Barhaugh Bordas (Workspace Residency ’19) has an exhibition, Understory, opening at Buffalo Arts Studio on Friday, September 27th from 5-8 pm. The exhibition will run through November 2nd.

Left: Kyung Eun You Right: Douglas Collins

Kyung Eun You (AIE Workspace Residency ’18, Artist’s Book Residency ’19) is part of a two-person exhibition, Every Force Evolves a Form : recent work by Kyung Eun You and Douglas Collins at Blackburn 20 . The show will be on view until October 6th.

Jayoung Yoon: Sensing Thought 05: 2016 : photo by Zac Cam Studio

Jayoung Yoon (Ora Schneider Regional Residency ’18) will be a part of a group exhibition, An Intricate Universe: A Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts Alumni Exhibition, on view from October 8th – November 23rd. The opening reception will be on Oct. 18th from 5:30 – 7 pm at Corners Gallery.

Lydia Rubio: Page from artist’s journal

Lydia Rubio (Studio Workspace Residency ’98) will have work on view at The Center for Book Arts. The Traveling Artist: Journals by Lydia Rubio will open on October 3rd from 6:30-8:00 pm and there will be an artist’s talk on December 5th at 6:30 pm.

Amanda Thackray (Artist’s Book Residency Grant ’09) has created a sculptural paper installation that will be on view at Plant Cure Brooklyn, curated by Maddy Rosenberg. The exhibition will be up until December 13th.

DM Witman (Workspace Residency ’12) is exhibiting with Adriene Hughes in a show called Icebergs and Wildfires at Klompching Gallery in Brooklyn. The exhibition will be on view until October 11th.

Dani (Leventhal) Restack (Studio Internship ’97, Artist’s Book Residency ’07) and Sheilah ReStack were selected for the UNDO Fellowship, an initiative to expand radical filmmaking practices and research new languages of documentary cinema. The fellowship will culminate in a two-day symposium in Fall 2020, so stay tuned for information about that. Congratulations!


Andrea Chung: Toadstool Leather Coral : 2019

Andrea Chung (Studio Residency Grant ’16) is having her first solo show, …Only To Meet Nothing That Wants You, at Klowden Mann Gallery in LA! The show will be on view until October 13th.


Maureen Cummins (Artist Book Residency ’98, ’03, Studio Workspace Residency ’00, ’03) has just completed production of her artist’s book, AlieNation / SepaRation, as part of Swarthmore College’s
Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary projec
t which was funded by The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage. This book is based on interviews with ten Middle Eastern war refugees who are now resettled in Philadelphia. The structure of the book features text blocks that are severed, then reprinted as quarto-sections on corresponding pages of four separate books that must be reunited in order to be read, understood, and made whole again. In this way, the reader is forced to experience some measure of the confusion, alienation, dislocation, and separation that resettlers struggle with every day. If you are interested in purchasing a copy of this book, you can email [email protected]. It will also be available through Lux Mentis Bookshop or The Kelmscott Bookshop.


Jayoung Yoon: The Cloud No. 1: 2014 : photo by Zac Cam Studio

Jayoung Yoon (Ora Schneider Regional Residency ’18) will be in a show, Introverted and OCD, curated by Mandy Cano Villalobos at The Fed Galleries @ KCAD. The exhibition will be on view until October 12th.


Zarina Hashmi: Traces : 1980

Zarina Hashmi (Artist’s Book Residency ’91) has an upcoming exhibition, Zarina: Atlas of Her World, at Pulitzer Arts Foundation in St Louis. The show will be on view until February 2, 2020.


Fay Ku (Studio Residency ’11) will have a solo exhibition, Ordinary Mouths Made To Sing, at the Drury Gallery at Marlboro College. The show runs from October 12th through November 15th.  The opening reception is Saturday, October 12, from 6-8 pm.

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