Spring 2018: Working with Sarah Stengle on Pages From the Frozen Sea. Ice as an endangered material, an impermanent state, a fragile crystal, a shrinking memory. On view through May 18, our unique artists book with contributions from many in image and text is included in Ark/Hive curated by Martha Willette Lewis at the Institute Library in New Haven Ct.
January 2018: So pleased to include my painting Rhexistasy in the group show Temperature Change at Soho20 Gallery. Artists: Anne Elliott, Lisa Fischetti, Ginny Fox, Bonam Kim, Gongsan Kim, Eva Mantell, Nana Olivas, Debbie Rasiel, Kathy Stark, Eleonora Tammes, and Gayle Tanaka.
November 2017: Sarah Stengle’s essay Eva Mantell: Finding Structural Beauty in the Ephemeral is on a wonderful site about art and math run by artist Susan Happersett. I’m thrilled that Sarah finds a connection between my artwork and math. Sarah has been writing beautifully about the intersection of these two worlds, and it was a treat to learn from her. She came over for a studio visit and we spoke about a question by the mathematician Alan Turing: how does a flower know how to become a flower? The question itself blooms like a flower, repeats and blooms again, and I don’t know the answer. Thank you to Sarah for sharing your knowledge and wonder.
In July I got to talk about art and activism with Father Michael Perry at The Painting Center in NYC. I shared the work of Jae Jarrell, Mike Hot-Pence, Anthony Atamanuik, Celeste Dupuy-Spencer, Guillermo Gallindo, Betty Beaumont, Theaster Gates, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Yoko Ono, Olafur Eliasson and a few more. Transformative art and action. Thank you so much to Bill Hochhausen for presenting the conversation during the Painting Center’s exhibit Fight or Flight.
Happy Summer Group Show: happy to be included in Animal Architects curated by Donna Payton at the Monmouth Museum through September 3 2017. a lot of interesting ideas in the room. I’m showing 3 paintings and a bunch of sculptures made from electrical wires.
Looking forward to more Overflow which is the ongoing conversation I’m having with Martha Lewis, Melissa Marks, Laura Watt. Stay tuned for the next show as the conversation takes the form of installation, drawing and sculpture.
I joined Soho20 this year, to exhibit my art in a feminist collective in Brooklyn. Is there not a better time to join a feminist collective in Brooklyn? I think there is not.
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