Opening on September 11, The Reynolds Gallery In Richmond, VA will present its first solo exhibition for Raul De Lara (Visual Arts Fellow 2019-2020). “In ‘Our Shared Backyard,’ De Lara confronts viewers with totems representing personal and communal relationships with immigration and culture barriers. He was born in Mexico and later immigrated to Texas, where he grew up as a non-English speaker. He has been a DACA recipient since 2012 and legally hasn’t been able to return to Mexico since he left at age 12. His modular and often site-responsive work reflects his own movement and adaptability, as does his relationship with his materials.” The exhibition runs through October 30. Above: White Passing (details), 2020, pine, zompantle, linden, sand, acrylic, red string, tzite beans, epoxy & oak, 64” x 10” x 10”
RAUL DE LARA – SOLO EXHIBITION AT REYNOLDS GALLERY RICHMOND
PIETER PAUL POTHOVEN IN GROUP SHOW AT STEDELIJK MUSEUM AMSTERDAM
Pieter Paul Pothoven (Visual Arts Fellow 2013-2014) will be presenting new works in a group exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam that opens September 5. “In the Presence of Absence,” features a selection of artworks and design projects from a range of artists and artist collectives, “that challenge the idea of collective knowledge and public consciousness through stories that remain unseen, have been ignored or may be told more often within large public institutions.” The exhibition runs through January 31.
BAILEY BOB BAILEY IN NEW GROUP EXHIBITION AT THE SCHOOLHOUSE GALLERY
Bailey Bob Bailey (Visual Arts Fellow 1991-1992 and 1989-1990) presents parts of a series of new paintings in a group show opening at the Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown, MA on September 4. “Small at times and personal, these paintings made with acrylic paint on canvas employ this artist’s sculptor’s logic in their composition and construction and simultaneously conflating topographic and holographic looking spaces to make new works that are recognizably dynamic and playful while somehow feeling soft and even diaristic.” The show also features works by Ramon Alcolea, Damien Hoar de Galvan, Sarah Lutz, Dermot Meagher, Richard Saja & Simone Siegel. The show runs through October 4. Above left: Lock, 22” x 19” Above right: Bangle, 18” x 16”
RAUL DE LARA SOLO EXHIBITION OPENING AT ETHAN COHEN GALLERY, NYC
Ethan Cohen Gallery in NYC is presenting “Raul De Lara: I Wake Up In A Foreign Country Every Day,” the first New York solo exhibition of the artist’s remarkable work. “Raul De Lara’s (Visual Arts Fellow 2019-2020), artistic practice reflects on his experience as an immigrant from Mexico in the United States, expressed through the love of wood. Often autobiographical, De Lara’s sculptures reveal memories, personal experiences, and hard truths of the artist’s existence through the symbolism infused in the work.” The exhibition opens September 3 and runs through October 17.
ESTEBAN DEL VALLE – “THE END IS NEAR”
Esteban del Valle’s (Visual Arts Fellow 2017-2018 and 2012-2013) exhibition of drawings and paintings, “The End is Near,” features new works created during the COVID-19 pandemic. The exhibition opens September 4 at the Albert Merola Gallery in Provincetown, MA. Esteban is a Brooklyn, NY based interdisciplinary artist who has exhibited his work and produced murals internationally. The show runs through September 23.
CHEYENNE JULIEN’S FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION AT CHAPTER NY GALLERY
“Phantom Gates and Falling Homes,” Cheyenne Julien’s (Visual Arts Fellow 2018-2019) new solo exhibition of recent paintings and drawings opens September 2 and runs through October 21 at Chapter NY gallery in NYC. “Through the lens of personal narrative, Julien's practice considers the systemic and cultural significance of our built environment. For this exhibition, Julien combines portraits with interior views and outdoor scenes to present a multifaceted view of city life.”
WILDER ALISON AND ANINA MAJOR ARE TWO OF THE FEATURED ARTISTS IN “(IM)MATERIALITY”
“(im)materiality,” a new group exhibition opening at Gaa Gallery in Provincetown, MA, features new paintings by Wilder Alison (Visual Arts Fellow 2018-2019 and 2016-2017) and sculptures by Anina Major (Visual Arts Fellow 2019-2020). In addition to Wilder and Anina, the exhibition also features the work of Judy Pfaff, Sarah Trigg and Erin Woodbrey – who all “share the common ground of pushing the physical and conceptual boundaries of material and process. The work presented in "(im)materiality" embodies the coalescence of process, idea, and presence. A play on the concept of material and immaterial the title "(im)materiality" draws on both the concrete and tangible as well as the transient and transcendent qualities of material.” The exhibition runs from August 21 through October 31.
SALVATORE SCIBONA WINS 2020 OHIOANA AWARD FOR FICTION
Salvatore Scibona (Writing Fellow 2002-2003 and 2001-2002 and former Writing Coordinator) has just been awarded the 2020 Ohioana Award for Fiction for his most recent novel, The Volunteer. First given in 1942, the Ohioana Book Awards, selected by the Ohio Library Association, are the second oldest, and among the most prestigious, state literary prizes in the nation.
ALBERT MEROLA GALLERY FEATURES NEW WORKS BY PAUL BOWEN
“Tar Flats,” a new exhibition featuring sculptural works by Paul Bowen (Visual Arts Fellow 1978-1979 and 1977-1978), has just opened at the Albert Merola Gallery in Provincetown. Bowen’s sculptures incorporate a wide range of materials and washed-ashore debris found in Provincetown and along the water’s edge. The exhibition runs through September 2.
KATE CLARK ONE OF THE FEATURED ARTISTS IN “2020 VISION” GROUP EXHIBITION
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”