Given the very challenging times we are living through, the curators of “2020 Vision,” presented by New York Academy of Art with Southampton Arts Center, asked “artists, writers and creative thinkers to consider three questions of critical importance: Our lives will never be the same, but what will change look like? What do we want to keep as we rebuild? And what must we guard against?” Kate Clark (Visual Arts Fellow 2006-2007) is one of the featured artists responding to these questions in this powerful exhibition that runs through December 27. Above left: The Sisters’ Embrace, 2019, coyote hide, foam, clay, pins, thread and rubber eyes, 48” x 35” x 14”
KATE CLARK ONE OF THE FEATURED ARTISTS IN “2020 VISION” GROUP EXHIBITION
“COOKING! WITH RICHARD BAKER” AT ALBERT MEROLA GALLERY
Albert Merola Gallery in Provincetown, MA has just opened a new exhibition featuring the wonderful works of Richard Baker (Visual Arts Fellow 1990-1991 and 1989-1990). The show runs through August 26. Be sure to check with the gallery about viewing hours and to make an appointment to see “Cooking! With Richard Baker.” Richard’s work can also be viewed on the gallery’s website.
SARA DITTRICH FEATURED IN BENEFIT AUCTION FOR WASHINGTON PROJECT FOR THE ARTS
Sara Dittrich (Visual Arts Fellow 2018-2019), along with several other talented artists, is included in the current Washington Project for the Arts' (WPA) online benefit auction, “HIGH FREQUENCY.” The auction is hosted online in partnership with Artsy through August 13, ending at 6:30PM. WPA is a vital, Washington, DC based arts organization that remains committed to presenting contemporary, experimental and artist-driven programs. This is a great opportunity to help sustain WPA and directly support artists.
INHERITORS, ASAKO SERIZAWA’S NEW COLLECTION OF STORIES, HAS JUST BEEN RELEASED
Asako Serizawa’s (Writing Fellow 2015-2016) debut collection of linked stories, Inheritors, has just been published by Penguin Random House. From the NPR Book Review – “Stunning and visceral…Serizawa’s brave storytelling gives us more than an epic arc. She creates a narrative that is in and of itself a multidimensional space. As well, it’s an homage to the surreal artistry of writers like Jorge Luis Borges — whose voice she manages to honor with a story which is not an echo but her own capacious, original illumination.”
JENNIFER PACKER, TROY MICHIE & SABLE ELYSE SMITH FEATURED IN “WORKS FOR THE NOW, BY QUEER ARTISTS OF COLOR”
In the recent New York Times Style Magazine story, “Works for the Now, by Queer Artists of Color,” 15 queer artists of color were asked to elaborate on their work. “As the country contends with ongoing violence against queer and BIPOC communities, it’s paramount that voices from those communities are heard. Not all artists are activists, of course, but they are all keen observers, ones who invite the viewer to consider their way of seeing things, whether their chosen subject is as expansive as prison reform or as singular as their own sense of self.” Included in the powerful article were interviews with Jennifer Packer (Visual Arts Fellow 2015-2016 and 2014-2015), Troy Michie (Visual Arts Fellow 2016-2017) and Sable Elyse Smith (Visual Arts Fellow 2016-2017).
SUSAN BAKER REISSUES “THE HISTORY OF PROVINCETOWN”
Susan Baker (Visual Arts Fellow 1969-1970) has just reissued her wonderful “painted” book, The History of Provincetown. Originally published in 1999, her book has been reprinted in honor of Provincetown 400, commemorating the Pilgrims’ first landing. Baker’s paintings and books are available at The Susan Baker Memorial Museum on Shore Road in Truro, MA. Or you can get the Provincetown 400 commemorative hardcover edition for $30 from your local bookseller, including Provincetown Bookshop, Provincetown Art Association and Museum and Salty Market in Truro, MA.
ARGHAVAN KHOSRAVI FEATURED IN UPCOMING EXHIBITION AT THE RACHEL UFFNER GALLERY
Arghavan Khosravi (Visual Arts Fellow 2018-2019) and Sara Greenberger Rafferty are the featured artists in “Real Life,” the upcoming exhibition at the Rachel Uffner Gallery in NYC, NY. The gallery is “very honored to announce its representation of Arghavan. We are thrilled to add her unique voice to our roster which is greatly complimented by her innovative process and highly personal, dynamic imagery.” The exhibition runs from July 13 through September 2020.
RAUL DE LARA NOW REPRESENTED BY ETHAN COHEN GALLERY
Ethan Cohen Gallery in NYC, NY is pleased to announce its representation of artist Raul De Lara (Visual Arts Fellow 2019-2020). De Lara was a featured artist in the gallery’s recent exhibition “Breakout,” a group exhibition of groundbreaking artists from diverse backgrounds. Along with De Lara, the show also featured works by Zhang Yanzi, Hugh Hayden, Zhang Hongtu, Pan Xing Lei and Isaac Aden. “In keeping with the dynamic global focus of the gallery, “Breakout” reflected the richness of global contemporary art today.”
CATHERINE GAMMON WINS BRIDGE EIGHT FICTION PRIZE
Catherine Gammon (Writing Fellow 1981-1982 and 1977-1978) has just won the Bridge Eight Fiction Prize. The annual prize is a contest for full-length fiction manuscripts, whether they be a novel, a collection of stories, or multiple novellas. “We fell in love with [Gammon's] China Blue quickly and seamlessly as we let the musicality of its prose and the darkness of its characters seduce us into an effortless read. It’s an older story that feels modern. It’s rich with emotion while feeling sleek and economical with its language.” China Blue will be published in Spring of 2021 and Gammon will receive a $1,000.
AUTUMN WALLACE & JANE CORRIGAN AMONG FEATURED ARTISTS IN NEW GROUP EXHIBITION AT GAA GALLERY
The GAA Gallery in Provincetown, MA has just opened its new group show called, “Repose.” Among the featured artists, the exhibition includes work by Autumn Wallace (Visual Arts Fellow 2019-2020) and Jane Corrigan (Visual Arts Fellow 2012-2013). "The artists in “Repose” reveal through observation the theme of the reclining figure and more generally, the topic of rest and repose. This particular time and the period of quarantine and self-isolation that has come with it, has caused most to take a break from their usual fast-paced lives and have spent more time at home." The exhibition runs from July 3 – August 11, 2020. For the duration of “Repose,” the gallery will donate 20% of gallery profits for each sale to the Northeast Farmers of Color Land Trust and the Boston Ujima Project in order to help promote positive change and support communities of color.