TIDEWATER, solo show Sept 19 - October 27th Quirk Gallery, Richmond VA   It happened 35 million years ago. A meteor the size of Manhattan sailed west over the Atlantic ocean, crashing directly into what is now the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. The impact, considered one of the most significant in the history of the planet, cracked open the earth’s crust, tearing fault lines from Richmond to the continental shelf. A massive wall of water shot 30 miles high, sending waves past Charlottesville, drowning Virginia in ocean water. The collision devastated the entire east coast, engulfing shores from Georgia to New England, sending a tidal wave careening back across the Atlantic ocean, flooding the western coastlines of Europe and Africa. The remaining crater, as deep as the Grand Canyon, now lies buried at the southern gateway to the Chesapeake Bay, preserved beneath the Tidewater region of Virginia.    This “impact event” has become the central metaphor to represent what I now see after reexamining Virginia’s colonial history. The work presented in TIDEWATER abstracts this reexamination of a region I’ve always called ‘home’; sifting through memories of elementary school lessons and Disney versions that shaped my early views, while beginning to recognize the full history of this place along with Jamestown’s true significance and long range impact on the American story. One of the many questions I’m asking is: How well do I really know the places I am most familiar with?

TIDEWATER, solo show Sept 19 - October 27th Quirk Gallery, Richmond VA

It happened 35 million years ago. A meteor the size of Manhattan sailed west over the Atlantic ocean, crashing directly into what is now the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. The impact, considered one of the most significant in the history of the planet, cracked open the earth’s crust, tearing fault lines from Richmond to the continental shelf. A massive wall of water shot 30 miles high, sending waves past Charlottesville, drowning Virginia in ocean water. The collision devastated the entire east coast, engulfing shores from Georgia to New England, sending a tidal wave careening back across the Atlantic ocean, flooding the western coastlines of Europe and Africa. The remaining crater, as deep as the Grand Canyon, now lies buried at the southern gateway to the Chesapeake Bay, preserved beneath the Tidewater region of Virginia.

This “impact event” has become the central metaphor to represent what I now see after reexamining Virginia’s colonial history. The work presented in TIDEWATER abstracts this reexamination of a region I’ve always called ‘home’; sifting through memories of elementary school lessons and Disney versions that shaped my early views, while beginning to recognize the full history of this place along with Jamestown’s true significance and long range impact on the American story. One of the many questions I’m asking is: How well do I really know the places I am most familiar with?

EXHIBITION DATES May 31 – August 24, 2019   (My work will be shown at the Brew House Association, 711 South 21st Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203)   Recognized around the world as a benchmark exhibition, Fiberarts International 2019 includes work rooted in traditional fiber materials and techniques as well as innovative art that explores relationships between fiber and other disciplines. Exhibition will be presented at both Brew House Association Gallery and Contemporary Craft

EXHIBITION DATES May 31 – August 24, 2019

(My work will be shown at the Brew House Association, 711 South 21st Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203)

Recognized around the world as a benchmark exhibition, Fiberarts International 2019 includes work rooted in traditional fiber materials and techniques as well as innovative art that explores relationships between fiber and other disciplines. Exhibition will be presented at both Brew House Association Gallery and Contemporary Craft

 
Chicago Printmakers Collaborative     is pleased to present  SOFT , an exhibition of prints and textiles curated by Victoria Marie Barquin and Cassie Tompkins. In addition to exploring the shared appreciation for craft, repetition, imagery, and physicality between textile and print production,  SOFT  confronts the often gendered interpretation of the word by exhibiting works that are all at once emotive, graphic, skillful, and strong. This exhibition will feature artwork by Meg Roberts Arsenovic, Bukola Koiki, Melissa Leandro, Nicole Del Rio, Sonnenzimmer (Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi), Fraser Taylor, Cassie Tompkins, and Chris Williford.    Image: Meg Roberts Arsenovic,  Marine-target (Chesapeake Bay impact crater color study 6 & 7) , 2018, faux fur on paper, 10 x 10 x 1 inches. Photo credit: David Hunter Hale.

Chicago Printmakers Collaborative is pleased to present SOFT, an exhibition of prints and textiles curated by Victoria Marie Barquin and Cassie Tompkins. In addition to exploring the shared appreciation for craft, repetition, imagery, and physicality between textile and print production, SOFT confronts the often gendered interpretation of the word by exhibiting works that are all at once emotive, graphic, skillful, and strong. This exhibition will feature artwork by Meg Roberts Arsenovic, Bukola Koiki, Melissa Leandro, Nicole Del Rio, Sonnenzimmer (Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi), Fraser Taylor, Cassie Tompkins, and Chris Williford.

Image: Meg Roberts Arsenovic, Marine-target (Chesapeake Bay impact crater color study 6 & 7), 2018, faux fur on paper, 10 x 10 x 1 inches. Photo credit: David Hunter Hale.

 
In Residence: Selections from Haystack’s Open Studio Residency   May 24 – July 13   Haystack’s first exhibition of the summer season will feature the work of ten artists, working in a variety of disciplines, who have taken part in Haystacks’  Open Studio Residency . This exhibition includes work that was either made during, or inspired by, their time at Haystack.  The  Open Studio Residency  fosters a dynamic exchange among peers by providing two weeks of uninterrupted studio time for emerging and established artists working in the field of craft and other creative disciplines. The program extends our commitment to supporting artists and encouraging the development of new ideas.   Exhibiting Artists    Meg Roberts Arsenovic   Thomas Campbell  Tara Cooper   Donna D’Aquino    Bukola Koiki    Phoebe Kuo   Terry O’Neill  Christian Schmidt   Tyler Stoll    Keith Simpson

In Residence: Selections from Haystack’s Open Studio Residency
May 24 – July 13

Haystack’s first exhibition of the summer season will feature the work of ten artists, working in a variety of disciplines, who have taken part in Haystacks’ Open Studio Residency. This exhibition includes work that was either made during, or inspired by, their time at Haystack.

The Open Studio Residency fosters a dynamic exchange among peers by providing two weeks of uninterrupted studio time for emerging and established artists working in the field of craft and other creative disciplines. The program extends our commitment to supporting artists and encouraging the development of new ideas.

Exhibiting Artists

Meg Roberts Arsenovic

Thomas Campbell

Tara Cooper

Donna D’Aquino

Bukola Koiki

Phoebe Kuo

Terry O’Neill

Christian Schmidt

Tyler Stoll

Keith Simpson

 
Tangled  features artists Meg Arsenovic, Alice Beasley, Rena Detrixhe, Angela Ellsworth, Jimmy McBride, Caitlin McCormack, Mark Newport, Kristin Skees, Ben Venom, Megan Whitmarsh, and Xawery Wolski and is curated by Amy G. Moorefield, Taubman Museum of Art Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections.

Tangled features artists Meg Arsenovic, Alice Beasley, Rena Detrixhe, Angela Ellsworth, Jimmy McBride, Caitlin McCormack, Mark Newport, Kristin Skees, Ben Venom, Megan Whitmarsh, and Xawery Wolski and is curated by Amy G. Moorefield, Taubman Museum of Art Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Collections.

 

 


Material As Medium

Public Reception: Thursday, December 8 • 6 – 8pm • Juror Talk at 7pm

Target Gallery explores the future of contemporary fiber and textile art with Material as Medium. The juror for this exhibition is Aaron McIntosh.

We are pleased to present the artists selected for this exhibition:

Meg Arsenovic, Richmond, VA

Emma Balder, Denver, CO

Diana Baumbach, Laramie, WY

Arisa Brown, Everett, WA

Danielle Burke, Black Mountain, NC

Brooks Dierdorff, Orlando, FL

Julia Gartrell, Durham, NC

Lindsay Hall, Arlington, VA

Krista Heinitz, Eugene, OR

Hannah Hiaasen, Brooklyn, NY

Kathleen Kennedy, Mechanicsville, VA

Tiffany Lange, Menomonie, WI

Matthew Paulson, Rockaway Beach, NY

Suzanna Scott, Ruston, LA

Meaghan Westfall, Rock Hill, SC

Katie Westmoreland, Brooklyn, NY