Thalia Magazine, Protest Issue:
Opening Reception: Wednesday Nov 15, 5-8pm
November 8 - December 18
Howe Gallery at Kean University, Vaughn Eames 114A, 1000 Morris Ave, Union, New Jersey
A group exhibition that explores the central theme of delicate relationships, probing physical, literal and intellectual connections. With works by Julia Westerbeke , Anne Gilman Lauren Luloff, Fanny Allié, Liz Jaff, Ruth Hardinger, Wendy Small and Suzanne Goldenberg. Curated by Anna Shukeylo.
Directions: on train from NYC: 35 min on NJ transit from NY Penn Station to Union Station (Raritan Valley Line). Union Station is located on edge of Kean campus.___________________________________________________________________________________________
“The works within the show speak of the relationships between thoughts, forms and emotions, yet come together to sing the same song,” said exhibit curator Anna Shukeylo. “Everything we encounter is part of a chain-link rhythm that if disturbed can easily fall apart into chaos.”
Julia Westerbeke creates punctured paper and paper manipulated works that are lacelike in their fragility while Anne Gilman’s large scale drawing trace the artists train of thought, emotional state and day to day influences. Ruth Hardinger embraces abstraction in her site specific works, connecting environment, anthropology and diversity. Lauren Luloff’s paintings/collages of fabric and chlorine engage traditional Indian pattern making techniques to form images evocative of common domestic plants and objects of the western world.
Liz Jaff uses minimal geometry to explore memories of time and space in her installations while Suzanne Goldenberg works through an improvisational process, using scavenged materials to create sculptural compositions that reflect delicate architecture and emotion. Fanny Allié’s mixed media pieces examine the delicate nature of human beings and Wendy Small’s careful arrangements of often unexpected objects create mesmerizing, even psychedelic scenes, through a light exposing process.
Curator Anna Shukeylo is a visual artist and educator. She earned her MFA in painting from the Pratt Institute. Her work has been exhibited throughout New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New Jersey and internationally in Paris, France. Shukeylo has been published in Fresh Paint Magazine, artcritical.com and other publications. She is currently a full-time fine arts lecturer at Kean University.
Kean Professor of Art History Lewis Kachur noted, “This is an exciting cross section of recent abstraction, in a dizzying diversity of materials. Only secondarily does one notice that all the artists are women. It promises to be a sweeping exhibition that becomes more than the sum of its parts.”
Kean will host a reception with the artists on Wednesday, November 15 from 5 – 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Opening Reception: Friday, January 13, 6-8pm
Artists’ Talk: Saturday, January 14, 3pm
Studio 44 is located at Tjärhovsgatan 44 B, 1 tr, 116 28 Stockholm, Sweden.
Hours are Wednesday - Friday 12-6pm and Saturday - Sunday 12-4pm.
I'm showing a selection of recent works at Salon Zürcher this week, alongside fellow A.I.R. artists Joan Snitzer, Jave Swavely and Catherine Mosley.
Salon Zürcher at Zürcher Gallery
33 Bleecker St (between Lafayette and Bowery)
Opening Reception: Monday May 2nd, 5-8pm
Open Tuesday May 3rd through Sunday May 8th.
More infor at Zürcher Gallery's website
Article on my latest work in Daily Serving!
I hope you can join me for my new exhibition at A.I.R. Gallery, opening September 10th. I will be showing drawing-based installations and textural works made from repeated punctures in paper. Melissa Murray will exhibit new paintngs and drawings. For more information, visit the A.I.R. Gallery website.
Thanks to Mira Dayal for this new article on my work in On-Verge!
The Body in Revue: A.I.R. at ARC, Curated by Lynne Warren
May 27th through June 20th
Opening Reception: Friday May 29th, 6-9pm
2156 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL 60647
Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat noon-6pm, Sun noon-4pm
A few of my curios and smaller installation works make an appearance in Michelle Lewis' new music video, serving as clues in a scavenger hunt around NYC.
I participated in Art Fast again this year, a nine-day fast in which artists constrain an aspect of their art process. Once again, it was a very gratifying experience that I would recommend to any artist or writer!
This time around, I decided to go back to my surrealist roots, limiting myself to anatomical and mechanical imagery. I often make collages out of my own drawings, cutting them out and forming textural reliefs onto 2D and 3D surfaces. For Art Fast 2014, I used only found imagery, which allowed for a much faster process and some unexpected juxtapositions. Moreover, these new collages are digital, another means of speeding up the act of making. Compared to the meditatively slow, accumulative and handmade works that define my practice, the works I created for Art Fast were much more immediate, and as a result I now have some possible new ideas for future projects.
Art Fast is created and organized by artist Jay Moorthy and coincides with the South-East Asian festival of Navaratri.
I am participating in the Brooklyn Navy Yard Open Studios on Saturday Oct 11th and Sunday Oct 12th from noon-5pm. Entry is at Building 92 (63 Flushing Ave at Carlton St.). Hope to see you there!
BNYarts Open Studios
October 11th-12th, 2014
Visitor Entrance: BLDG 92, 63 Flushing at Carlton.
My Studio: Building 3, 4th flr, Suite 404
For more info, visit the OHNY website.
111 Front St., Brooklyn
Friday Sept 26th, noon-9pm
Saturday Sept 27th, noon-9pm
Sunday Sept 28th, noon-6pm
Subways: C to High St or F to York St
My exhibition at A.I.R. Gallery runs through September 28th. These drawing-based, semi-abstract works explore our relationship with organic forms.
Morphology, new work by Julia Westerbeke
111 Front St
A.I.R. Gallery artists have taken over a 19th century house on Governor's island with paintings on the peeling walls and installations in the cabinets. My work emerges from a little door in the wall that beckoned me.
For more information, please see the A.I.R. press release.
"If These Walls"
Exhibition Dates: August 28 - September 28, 2014
Closing Reception: Saturday September 27, 1-4pm
Location: House 5B, Nolan Park, Governor's Island.
Information on the ferry to Governor's Island can be found here.