#FirstFriday: Must-See December Exhibitions

November 29, 2022 by

Every month, we highlight exhibitions, group shows, events, and workshops that feature WSW artists, we share the shows near and far that make up our monthly must-see list.

New York

Photo courtesy of Aurora Brush

Cosmic Dog House Press, created and run by Aurora Brush (Studio Intern ‘19, Apprenticeship ‘22) will be having a 2023 Calendar Release Party on Friday December 9 from 5:30-8:00 PM at Blackbird, 587 Abeel St, Kingston NY.

Kyung Eun You (Art-in-Ed Workspace Residency ’18, Artist Book Residency Grant ’19) has work that can be seen in The Gallery at The Met Store, 1000 5th Ave, New York, New York on the mezzanine level of the main store. Kyung Eun You’s work will be on view through the end of December. To make an appointment to see the show please contact Laura Einstein at 212-650-2908 or [email protected].

Susan Newmark (Studio Workspace Resident, 95) will be showing work in Small Works: A Group Exhibition. The show will run November 25 – December 18, and there is an Opening Reception on December 3, 5:30–7:30 PM at the FGD Gallery, 535 6th Ave, Brooklyn, NY. Gallery Hours are Friday 2–5 PM, and Saturday and Sunday 12–5 PM.

Beth Fein (Studio Workspace Resident, 17), Robert Klewitz, Ilina Mustafina, and Jessica Rechner are featured in the group show Optical Meditations, open November 15 – December 15.


Photo Courtesy of Natalia Arbelaez

Natalia Arbelaez (Studio Workspace Residency ‘21) will be showing her work at the Untitled Art Fair at Miami Beach. She will be at booth C61 with Galerie Wolfsen, November 29 – December 3.


Erin Zona (Artistic Director) and Kat Richards (Studio Workspace Residency ’22) have prints in the exhibition THE LAW FOR FALLING BODIES: A QUEER PRINT MEDIA EXHIBITION. The exhibition will be open through January 7 2023 at the Charlotte Street Gallery, 3333 Wyoming Street, Kansas City, MO. This exhibition will feature the work of six, nationally recognized queer artists whose work overlays multi-disciplinary print processes and queer realities. The Law for Falling Bodies references Galileo’s law defining how gravity effects earthbound entities and celestial orbits. For us as queer people, The Law for Falling Bodies is an analogy for the pull toward true self, desire, family, community, and for creating the spaces, realities, and universes of our own. This exhibition is meant to extrapolate on these ideas and more. It features a diverse group of artists who idiosyncratically employ print media to address queer realities.


Photo courtesy of Bhavna Mehta

Bhavna Mehta (Studio Workspace Residency ’18) has work in the exhibition Script/Rescript, which features the artwork of ten artists who use historical and contemporary medicalizing scripts of their own bodies to colorfully rescript – or rewrite – visual language attributed to individual conditions of disability. Mehta describes her work, saying “Just like an X-ray reveals the unseen architecture of a body; a story can unearth the shifting language of our experiences. Stitch by stitch, bead by bead, I want to expand and extend the image of bones and organs into a narrative space. My longing is to delve into the intricacy, color, texture, and the singular nature of the body to uncover identity”. The show will be up through December 8 at the School of Art + Design, Art North Building, 5500 Campanile Drive San Diego, CA. The gallery is open Tuesday -Thursday from 12:00 – 4:00 PM and by appointment.


Image courtesy of Erin Moore

Erin Moore (Studio Intern ‘22) has work that will be in the 17th Annual Juried Art Exhibition at the William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA. The show will be up until December 10.