Posts in Artists In the Studio

Chili Bowl Intern Profile: Laura Casas

Feb 14, 2019

Our annual Chili Bowl fundraiser is right around the corner and we’re getting pretty excited! As always, the Chili Bowl Intern has played a big part in getting ready for this event. Laura Casas came to WSW after graduating with her BFA in December, and got straight to work in our ceramics studio. Her work… View Article

What’s Left: Tracey Bullington in the Studio

Jan 31, 2019

From the onset, the openness of the unpunctuated title to the artist’s book, What’s Left conjures a double meaning. Is it a question? Is it a statement? Does it need to be either? Less ambiguous however is the nostalgia, longing and memory embedded in these two words, What’s Left, inviting viewers into the narrative within… View Article

What Remains: Vanessa Hall-Patch

Jan 18, 2019

“Through photography and printmaking I form a system of research” says artist Vanessa Hall-Patch. Her subject is a dwindling group of abandoned cabins located in a rural part of Bowen Island, British Columbia, where Hall-Patch lives. She has been observing and documenting the transformation of these structures and others like them over the years, considering… View Article

The Digital and the Natural: Devra Freelander in the Studio

Jan 10, 2019

Devra Freelander thinks of her sculptures as “2.5-dimensional.” She deftly plans and renders works in digital space before executing them in three dimensions, typically through the processes of resin casting, dyeing, and sanding. Preferring crisp edges and bright, even colors to hand-drawn lines or brushstrokes, Freelander uses Photoshop as her sketchbook to express a “digital-spatial… View Article

Rivers and Tides: Lucy Holtsnider in the Studio

Jan 04, 2019

In a canal in Moorehaven, Florida, the engine of Lucy Holtsnider’s sailboat broke down. It was a 34’ homemade wooden catamaran, a little over twenty years old, with no insulation or windows. Holtsnider and her partner, Zion Klos, whose family had built and lived on the sailboat when he was in middle school, had been… View Article

The Shape of Yes and Other Musings: Malin Abrahamsson in the Studio

Dec 13, 2018

The week prior to Malin Abrahamsson’s arrival I listened to a TED Radio hour podcast  featuring designer Ingrid Fetell Lee, author of the Aesthetics of Joy.  In the episode, Lee poses the question “what does joy look like?” Malin’s work is a suitable response to this question: it is an embodiment of joy, and it… View Article

Enter Laughing: Flannery Cashill at WSW

Dec 05, 2018

Artist and writer Flannery Cashill is a world-maker. Her work pops with color and patterns, flowers and women, aliens and animals. Finding inspiration from an array of consumer branding and cultural phenomena, including “comics, cereal boxes, jokes on popsicle sticks, emojis, infographics, petroglyphs, Skymall, etc.” she incorporates these elements into her work asking “how much… View Article

Fabric of Daily Life: Padma Rajendran in the Studio

Nov 09, 2018

Artist Padma Rajendren’s work delivers themes of migration, women, labor, and the narratives of domesticity by grounding us in earthly, bodily experiences. Despite the aesthetic lightness, she delivers bright and playful forms that hold weight with meaning, “I’m trying to communicate ideas that are not always lighthearted, but it’s harder to ignore the lovely things.”… View Article

Taking Care: Yasmina Karli Malmsten

Nov 02, 2018

Malmo based artist Yasmina Karli Malmsten’s prints are tender and intimate. Figures lounge in pools, stretch, or recline against one another. And notably these figures are all female. Throughout her work the body takes precedence, its shape held solid with blocks of color. The depiction of women at rest and being vulnerable with one another… View Article

#FirstFriday: November Exhibitions We Love

Nov 01, 2018

Highlighting exhibitions that feature the work of WSW artists, we share the shows near and far that make up our monthly must-see list. Carol Flueckiger (Studio Workspace Resident ’17) is exhibiting Solitude of Selfie in Women’s Right National Historical Park in Senica Falls, NY. Finger Lake Times has an article on Flueckiger and the exhibition. Show on view September… View Article