Saturday, January 6, 2018

Nave Gallery Annex, Somerville, MA, USA


The history of feminist art starting in the 1970’s up until now has been filled with controversy, turbulence, progress and backlashes against women, women’s art, and its place in art history. From today’s perspective the feminism of the 1970’s is often viewed as utopian, sometimes na├»ve and even exclusionary. The 1980’s brought a backlash against feminism and feminist art that can be felt even today. Feminist art cannot be easily categorized by male-dominated establishment and as such it is often ignored. A question emerges: What is feminist art? And more accurately what is feminist art today?
CURATED BY:Boriana Kantcheva and Micah Eglinton-Woods
OPENING RECEPTION:Friday, November 17, 2017; 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

November 17-December 16, 2017
Ashleigh Bartlett
Rachelle Beaudoin
Kimberly Becker
Kyra Berman-Gestring
Pamela Bower-Basso
Emily Brodrick
Brynne Capps
Angela Carbone
Emily Cobb
Jodi Colella
Yael Dresdner
Melissa Scheid Frantz
Joanne Fusegni
Kate Gartrell
Ella Hilsenrath
Sarah Hirneisen
Katie Hovencamp
Emily Hracho
Margaret Kauffmann
Blythe King
Kathleen Kneeland
Barbara Glee Lucas
Tessa Martinez
Carissa Melillo
Elizabeth Menges
Rosemary Meza
Laura Mongiovi
Ellen Mullane
Duygu Aytac Mullin
Jennifer Murphy
Mary Murphy
Leah Oates
Alexandra Opie
Yvonne Petkus
Megan Potoma
Susan Richards
Shelby Richardson
Kristine Roan
Deb Schmill
Tatyana Scott
Brittany Severance
Catherine Siller
Erick Soricelli
Gray Swartzel
Jennifer Weigel
Ellen Wolfe
Harry Yu
Alexandra Zevin
Boriana Kantcheva, originally from Bulgaria, has lived and worked in the Boston area for over 17 years. She has received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and an MFA from School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University joint degree Program. She has worked as an assistant teacher at the Carpenter Center for Visual and Environmental Studies in Cambridge where she has received several Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in teaching awards. She currently works as a gallery coordinator for Chandler Gallery at Maud Morgan Arts Center in Cambridge. Boriana is a member of Bromfield Gallery.
Micah Eglinton-Woods is a designer and aspiring curator. Micah graduated from Montserrat College of Art in 2007 with degrees in Illustration and Art History. Her curatorial practice focuses on socially engaged art. She sees the arts as a vehicle for positive change through the amplification of marginalized voices.

Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, USA

CHICAGO —Woman Made Gallery (WMG) is proud to present ‘Between the Seams,’ an exhibition with work by 35 artists who explore the concept of cloth through broad definition and use of materials. Juried by Nnenna Okore, ‘Between the Seams’ is WMG’s first exhibition in 2018 and the third group show at our new location in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, at 2150 S. Canalport.
Included in the exhibition are intricate works in a variety of media from cotton, wool and bark cloth, jacquard weaving, steel and woven fiber to soft sculpture by artists from across the US and from overseas: Enee Abelman; Beizar Aradini; Chellis Baird; Emily Bennett; Hannah Bennett; Jenna Boyles; Chanel Chronicles; Yuling Chuang; Ashley Colbert; Gabe Duggan; Beatriz Herce-Hagiwara; Emily Hoxworth; Ann Johnson; Noel Kassewitz; Ruth Keitz; Neah Kelly; LaVerne Kemp; Lialia Kuchma; Dorrie Lane; Jiachen Liu; Luis Mejico; Anne Mondro; Laura Mongiovi; Abena Motaboli; Sheila Nakitende; Christine Palamidessi; Elizabeth Rhoads Read; Gina Robbins; Priscilla Roggenkamp; Julie Sirek; Hope Wang; Juliann Wang; Jade Williams; Alex Younger and Luba Zygarewicz.
Juror: Nnenna Okore
Nnenna Okore is an artist who works both in Nigeria and the United States. Her largely abstract sculptures are inspired by textures, colors and forms within her immediate milieu. Finding reusable value in discarded materials, Okore enriches her work with layers of meaning through familiar and painstaking processes. She sometimes relies on the use of flotsam or discarded objects, which are transformed into intricate sculpture and installations through repetitive and labor-intensive techniques. Some of her processes including weaving, sewing, rolling, twisting and dyeing were learned by watching local Nigerians perform daily tasks. Most of Okore’s works explore detailed surfaces and biomorphic formations.
Okore is a Professor of Art at North Park University, Chicago, where she teaches Sculpture. She earned her BA degree in Painting from the University of Nigeria in 1999, and an MA and MFA in Sculpture from the University of Iowa in 2004 and 2005. She has received several national and international awards and been shown in numerous prestigious galleries and museums within and outside the United States. She was a 2012/13 recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award, which resulted in a year-long project in Nigeria. For more information visit
Please join us on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. for the ‘Between the Seams’ opening reception. Works are on display through February 10, 2018. In addition and while ‘Between the Seams’ is on display WMG is hosting a reading by noted poets on the theme of identity, culture and intersectionality. Curated by Nina Corwin this literary event is scheduled for Sunday, January 28 from 2 to 4 p.m.
All events are free and open to the public. Donations are always welcome and appreciated:
Woman Made Gallery
2150 S Canalport #4A-3, Chicago, IL 60608 (Enter through Parking Lot at North Entrance on 21st Street)
312-738-0400 | |
Gallery Hours: Thurs–Fri noon–6p.m. | Sat–Sun noon–4p.m. | Admission: Free
Link here to see the work. 

Sulfur Studios

"Textile Landscapes"

For "Textile Landscapes," a nation-wide Call for Entry, Sulfur Studios invited artists to submit work created with textile materials or techniques referencing the natural world in any form, from the atomic and cellular level, through geographic and cosmological scales, using traditional as well as experiment techniques and materials. 

“Textile Landscapes” is on display from January 17th through February 3rd, and may be seen during the gallery’s normal business hours, Thursday – Saturday, noon to 5PM. 

There will also be a Closing Reception on February 2nd from 6 - 9PM during First Fridays in Starland

Textile Landscape Artists:

Caroline Byrnes
Ana Guraieb Chahin
Miyuki Akai
Laura Mongiovi
Rachel Nafis
Eva Comancho
Anne Yoncha
Shona Macdonald
Roxanne Lasky
Katherine Burke
Bob Mosier
Stella Ranae von Schmid
Adri Herman
Hannah Ehrlich
Rachel Green
Hanna Washburn
Frauke Palmer
Anna Kell