Posts in Artists In the Studio

Object/Image: Suzanne Mooney in the Studio

Oct 05, 2017

In front of WSW’s studio doors, Ora Schneider Regional Grant Resident Suzanne Mooney smashed a piece of antique glass. To be more specific, she smashed a glass plate negative that had been recorded in the first few years of the twentieth century at New Hampshire’s Mount Monadnock. Earlier in the day Suzanne made a contact… View Article

Sun Scenes: April Martin in the Studio

Sep 27, 2017

“I can’t remember why I started working with coffee filters.” April Martin pauses, “I had coffee filters and I had Tang, and the coffee filter form is so much like a cake or bundt pan.” That particular thought propelled one of the many episodes of April’s Lara Giordano Legacy Grant Residency, spent shaping her experimental… View Article

The Last Thread: Sue Carrie Drummond’s Darning Stitch

Aug 30, 2017

There came a point where, when most people would see cloth, Sue Carrie Drummond saw scars. A fraying seam, a rip in a shirt were scratches on an outermost skin. The most loved, often held garments would be the ones riddled with snags, irreparably stretched and faded.  First Sue Carrie would draw these marks in… View Article

A Composite Portal: Tayo Heuser in the Studio

Aug 24, 2017

When Tayo Heuser refers to her paper sculptures, you’ll hear her say—more than once—“They’re just different when they’re hollow.” When looking at them, it’s so simple to see what she means, but impossible to describe. Each complete work reaches at least thirty inches in height  but is nearly weightless; they don’t hang on the wall… View Article

Primordial Goddess: Minerva Ayon’s Big Bang

Aug 21, 2017

The italic script, written by Minerva Ayon, are excerpts of the performance unveiling Minerva’s installation, The Bushy Business, this past July. A special thank you to Minerva for providing the original text. In the beginning, 14 billion years ago, there was nothing but a great abyss; gas, rocks and dust floated through the universe. Everything… View Article

Between Words and Press: Beth Fein in the Studio

Aug 16, 2017

Ten years ago, ceramicist Beth Fein went to hang out with a friend who was enrolled in a local monoprinting class. Handed a plate and ink, she found the intuitive process much like building with clay, and from there she crossed into the print world. Although she’s made the leap from three dimensions to two,… View Article

From Outside In: Heather Kapplow’s “Going”

Aug 03, 2017

On the hillside outside of WSW are over thirty white wooden signs crowded together. The series, hand-printed by Public Art Grant Resident Heather Kapplow in the silkscreen studio, was meant to guide visitors the entire length of the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail. “I wanted to reach out to people across the span of the trail,… View Article

Glimpses of Green: Tanja Zimmermann in the Studio

Jul 22, 2017

To complement a historic, ghostly photogram of flowers, Studio Workspace Resident Tanja Zimmermann found a thin branch outside of the studios. Unsure of how to translate it into two dimensions, she and studio intern Megan Borseth flattened it with the silkscreen studio’s photocopier. When the twigs stopped crunching and the copier lid was level, the machine… View Article

Social Textures: Alicia Henry in the Studio

Jun 21, 2017

We asked Public Art Grant resident Alicia Henry if she had a favorite section of her mural. She does not, and asked us the same question return. Given the scope of style accomplished in just a few hundred square feet, it’s hard to choose any one part. Do we gravitate toward the tightly stretched lines… View Article

Written on Stone: Rebecca La Marre in the Studio

Jun 09, 2017

WSW: Tell us about your grandmother. RLM: “She was one of the first women to enroll in a university in Canada. She was training to go into business, but when she went to a job fair there were signs everywhere that read ‘women need not apply.’ So she went into the nursing sector and, when… View Article