#FirstFriday: May Exhibitions We Love

May 5, 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.

Work by Megan Borseth, Adreena Cook, C.R. Cooper, and Mel Doiron, made during their WSW spring internships.

New York

WSW 2017 spring interns Megan Borseth, Adreena Cook, C.R. Cooper, and Mel Doiron are showing the work made during their internships in the exhibition Pots/Prints/Paper/Trash. Show opens May 5 with a reception from 6 – 8 pm in the front room of WSW’s new building!

Carly Butler’s (Parent Grant resident ’15) is on view at the Context Art Fair, Pier 94, Manhattan, NYC with the Studio 21 Gallery out of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Hurry—the fair closes May 7!

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 closes May 26.

Cheyenne Mallo (Studio intern ’11) and Rachel Dubicki (Chili Bowl Workspace resident ’16) have a two-woman show, 60 over 16, at the Saratoga Clay Arts Center, Schuylerville, NY. The show, featuring 60 new ceramic pieces made in just 16 days, closes May 27; reception May 13, 5 – 7 pm.

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

Sonya Blesofsky (Studio Residency in Malmö ’16) is will have a solo show in as part of the Sunroom Project Space program at Wave Hill, Bronx, NYC. Her show will run May 27 – July 9; a Meet the Artists event for her and fellow Sunroom artist, Sindy Butz, will be June 4, 2 pm.

Silos Under Patterened Skies #1 by Mary Gordon (monotype, collage; 11 x 14 1/2″; 2017) will be on view in her solo show at the Bank Art Space, Matfield Green, KS

Northeast

Marianne Dages (Beisinghoff Printmaking resident ’16) and Leah Mackin (Artist’s Book Grant resident ‘17) will be at the Philadelphia Art Book Fair 2017. Hurry—it’s May 5, 12 – 8 pm, and May 6, 10 – 6 pm!

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

Joy Taylor (Ora Schneider Regional Grant resident ’11) is showing work in the group exhibition All Things Great and Small at the Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA. Show runs May 3 – 28; opening reception May 6, 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

Tate Klacsmann (Studio Workspace resident ’15) is showing work in the group exhibition Becoming: 30 Hotchkiss Artists at the Tremaine Gallery, Lakeville, CT. Show runs May 6 – June 18; opening reception May 20, 4 – 6 pm.

Midwest

Mary Gordon (Summer intern ’14, Studio intern ‘16) has her solo exhibition, Home Grown, at the Bank Art Space, Matfield Green, KS. The show, featuring monotypes and collages, closes May 28.

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.

L: Flower Head (Blue) by Joy Taylor, whose work is included in the exhibition All Things Great and Small at the Geoffrey Young Gallery. R: Quilts & Kites by Mary Gordon (monotype, collage; 8 x 6 1/4″; 2017) is in her solo show at the Bank Art Space, Matfield Green, KS through May 28

West 

Sarah Comfort (Studio Workspace Resident ’16) is showing work in the exhibition Shifting Landscapes at Form and Concept Gallery, Santa Fe, NM. Show closes June 10.

Gina Grey (Studio Grant resident ’06) is showing her project Repetition for Seattle’s April Art Walk at Johnston Architects, Seattle, WA. Show closes May 28.

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 began 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.

DM Witman (Studio Workspace resident ’12) is part of the two-person Photo Biologique: Light + Life at Gallery 1/1, Seattle, WA. Show runs through June 10.

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.

Diane Jacobs (Artist’s Book Grant resident ’00) is showing her book AMAZONS in Power of the Page: Artists Books as Agents for Change at the New Museum, Los Gatos, CA. Show runs May 5 – September 17.

Firmament by Marianne Dages, printed during her Beisinghoff Residency, is on view at the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture, Portland, OR.

South

Dana Lynn Harper (Studio Grant resident ’16) is showing work in the group exhibition Excavations; In Yellow at the Mantle Art Space, San Antonio, TX. Hurry—show closes soon; closing reception May 13, 6 – 9 pm.

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.

Jen Blazina (Studio Workspace resident ’06, Studio Grant resident ’08) is showing work in the Glass Art Society Member Juried Exhibition at the Glass Wheel Studio, Norfolk, VA. Show runs May 27 – July 16; opening reception May 27, 7 – 10 pm.

International

Pia Larsen (Art-in-Ed Workspace resident ’15) is showing the installation Their Loss is Our Loss  at SLOT, NSW, Australia, a window gallery that brings art to the street. The work presents an Honour Roll that specifically honors Indigenous representation and sacrifice in Australian armed conflict. Read more about the project here, but hurry—the installation closes May 6!

Minerva Ayon (Chili Bowl Workspace resident ’16, Public Art Grant resident ’17) has a solo show, La Diosa Rabiosa, at the Borda Garden Cultural Center, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico. Don’t miss—show opens May 6, 12 pm!

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. Hurry—the show, Searching for: Spiritual home II, closes May 7!

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

Pia Larsen‘s installation Their Loss is Our Loss (L), made of Indigenous Poppies (R) is closing soon at the SLOT Window Gallery, NSW, Australia.

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