#FirstFriday: April Exhibitions We Love

April 7, 2017 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

Dani Leventhal (Studio intern ’97, Artist’s Book Grant resident ’07) is showing in the 2017 Whitney Biennial, NYC. Show runs through June 11; film screenings of her work will be April 22, 6 – 8:30 pm and April 23, 3 pm.

Lynn Batchelder (Ora Schneider Grant resident ’16) has a solo exhibition Nonlinear: New Works by Lynn Batchelder at The Gallery at Reinstein|Ross, NYC. Featuring prints made during her WSW residency, the show closes April 28.

Jennifer Grimyser (Artist Fellowship ’07, Artist’s Book Grant resident ’08) is showing work in the pop-up exhibition and magazine launch, Spring Fling by Neesh in Flushing, NYC. Don’t miss out—it’s April 7, 7 – 9 pm!

Emily Lambert (Studio intern ’94) will have a piece in Norte Maar’s project Counterpoint, featuring work by women choreographers and collaborating artists. Performances are April 7 – 9 in Brooklyn. Hurry—buy tickets here, the Friday performance is sold out!

Chris Petrone (Studio intern ’04) and Heidi Neilson’s (Artist’s Book Grant resident ’06, ’10) artist book, Uniform Paper, is on view in Pulp as Portal: Socially Engaged Hand Papermaking at The Center for Book Arts, NYC. Hurry—show closes April 8!

Emily Puthoff (Ora Schneider Grant resident ’11), Lynn Batchelder (Ora Schneider Grant resident ‘16), and Jill Parisi (Studio Grant resident ‘04) are showing work in Intimately Unfamiliar: New Work By Suny New Paltz Art Faculty at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY. Hurry—show closes April 9!

Shanti Grumbine (Ora Schneider Regional Grant resident ’15) has a solo exhibition, Zeroing, featuring prints she made during her WSW residency at Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY. Show closes April 23.

Shanti Grumbine (Ora Schneider Regional Grant resident ’15) is showing work in History of the Present at the OSilas Gallery, Concordia College, Bronxville, NY. Show closes April 23.

Elizabeth deBethune (Studio Workspace resident ’03, ’05) is showing work in the 2017 Yonkers Artists Showcase at the Riverfront Yonkers Public Library, Yonkers, NY. Show runs April 8 – May 26; artist reception April 8, 3 – 5 pm.

Eva Mantell (Production Grant ’96) is showing work in the group exhibition Natura Mathematica at Central Booking, NYC. Show runs through May 28.

Emily Lambert’s (Studio intern ’94) largest single panel painting will open at the Art in Building, 55 5th Ave, NYC, on April 13 and will be on view for six months; opening reception April 13, 6 – 8 pm.

Northeast

Marianne Dages (Beisinghoff resident ’16) is showing work in the group exhibition Polaris at the Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA. Show closes April 23.

Eva Mantell (Production Grant ’96) is showing work in the group exhibition Free Form at the Alfa Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ. Show closes April 29.

Allora McCullough (Ceramics intern ’16) is showing work in Small Favors: Think Inside the Box at The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA. Show runs through May 27.

Eva Mantell (Production Grant ’96) co-curated the project Pages From the Frozen Sea, addressing ice, memory, and climate change. Read more about it here.

Amy Schmierbach organized the installation Weaving Connections at the Hays Public Library Gallery, Hays, KS. Hurry—it closes the end of the month!

Midwest

Anna Tararova (Art-in-Ed Workspace resident ’15) is showing work in the group exhibition The Curious Case of Color at The Galleries at Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH. Show closes April 15.

Thea Eck and Rachel Walker (Studio interns ’04) co-curated the show Whipstitch: The State of Contemporary Textiles, on display at the Ann Arbor Art Center, MI. Show closes April 29; curator talk April 8, 11 am – 1 pm.

Anna Tararova (Art-in-Ed Workspace resident ’15) organized the exhibition American Fiber: National Juried Art Exhibition of Works on Paper at the Morgan Conservatory, Cleveland, OH. Show closes April 29.

Carolyn Swiszcz (Studio intern ’96) is showing work alongside Michon Weeks in Universe-ity at Space 369, Saint Paul, MN. The gallery is open to the public on Saturdays 1 – 4 pm and by appointment. Show closes April 30; closing artist talk April 29 2 – 4 pm.

Amy Schmierbach (Studio intern ’96, Artist’s Book Residency Grant ’99) organized the installation Weaving Connections, inspired by her time at WSW, at the Hays Public Library Gallery, Hays, KS. Over 700 participants contributed CD weavings; show closes April 30.

Paula McCartney (Production Grant resident ’05) is exhibiting the artist’s book made during her WSW residency in her solo exhibition, Bird Watching, at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, IN. Show runs through October 8.

Paula McCartney‘s WSW-made artist’s book, Bird Watching, is featured in her solo exhibition at the Indianapolis Museum of Art through October 8.

West 

Irene Chan (Studio intern ’96, AIE Artist’s Book Grant resident ’98), Clarissa Sligh (Artist’s Book Grant resident ’88, ’04), and Tona Wilson (Artist’s Book Grant ’10) were three of the artists featured in the exhibition Of Color: Race & Identity in Artists’ Books at the Clark Humanities Museum, Claremont, CA. Both Wilson and Sligh’s artists’ books were made during their WSW residencies. Read the artist interviews conducted by Scripps College Art 135 seminar students here.

Gina Grey (Studio Grant resident ’06) is showing her project It Was All a Dream! at the Gallery at Town Center, Lake Forest Park, WA. Show runs through May 5.

Sarah Comfort (Studio Workspace Resident ’16) is showing work in the exhibition Shifting Landscapes at Form and Concept Gallery, Santa Fe, NM. Show runs through May 20.

Gina Grey (Studio Grant resident ’06) is showing her project Repetition for Seattle’s April Art Walk at Johnston Architects, Seattle, WA. Show runs through May 28; opening reception April 7, 6 – 8 pm.

Ellen Sollod (Production Grant resident ’90) is showing her Ribbons of Resistance project at the Bonfire Gallery, Seattle, WA. The project responds to the Presidential election; over 1,000 ribbons have been distributed so far. Ribbons of Resistance is part of the exhibition ARTRUMPS: Resistance and Action; show runs through June 3.

Marianne Dages (Beisinghoff Printmaking resident ’16) is showing Firmament, a project a she worked on during her Beisinghoff Printmaking Residency, in Costumes, Reverence, and Forms: A Philadelphia/Portland Mixer at the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture, Portland, OR. Show runs through June 3.

Ellen Sollod (Artist’s Book Grant resident ’90) is showing work in Into the Deep, an exhibition featuring the work of sixteen artists at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA. Over 55 artworks will illustrate the visual similarities between glass and water. Show runs through September 2017.

Barbara Westermann is showing work in the group exhibition (DYS)-TROPISM in Brussels, Belgium. Show runs April 18 – May 27—don’t miss!

South

Jennifer Grimyser (Artist Fellowship ’07, Artist’s Book Grant resident ’08) has a solo exhibition, “”Air Quotes, at Guest Spot, Baltimore, MD. Show closes April 15.

Jessica Dupuis (Chili Bowl Workspace resident ’10) is showing work in Holding On: Jessica Dupuis, Karen Hillier, & Sarah Malakoff at Artspace, Raleigh, NC. Show closes April 15.

Ann Marie Kennedy (Studio intern ’92, Artist’s Book Grant resident ’98) is showing work in Sense of Place at the Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Salisbury, NC. Show runs through May 20.

International

Yen-Hua Lee (Studio Grant resident ’09) is showing work as the featured artist for the Artist-in-Residence Programme at the Ox Warehouse, Macau, China. The exhibition, Searching for: Spiritual home II, runs through May 7. She will also present a bookbinding workshop on April 8, 2:30 – 5 pm.

Leslie Nichols (Studio Grant resident ’15) is showing work in New Impressions, a traveling exhibition of letterpress prints, at The New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, Australia. Show closes April 20.

Barbara Westermann (Rosendale Cultural Crossroads Grant resident ’15) is showing work in the group exhibition (DYS)-TROPISM at Super Dakota, Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium. Show runs April 18 – May 27.

Claire Fouquet and Patty Smith (Artists’ Book Grant residents ’16) are showing work in Existence/ Résistance: Claire Fouquet / Patty Smith at the Conservatoire des Arts de Montigny-le-Bretonneux, Île-de-France, France. Show runs April 19 – May 5; opening April 19, 6:30 pm.


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