BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME
9.14 - 11.8. 2019
Index Art Center presents Bringing It All Back Home, a group exhibition of six artists exploring
the concepts of home, and what it means to come back to a place. Each artist brings a distinct visual language to the exhibition as they explore personal and social narratives within their work.
The title, Bringing It All Back Home, hails from the avant-garde folk rocker Bob Dylan’s 1965 album release by the same name. Dylans album skins emotional nerves raw. It was created at
a time not so dissimilar from today, bluntly facing racial injustice, international war and suffering, and rebellion in search of freedom. This exhibition seeks the meaning of home, a concept in constant flux, through the brutal honesty of the artists vision.
Curated by Colleen Gutwein O’Neal
Westbeth Gallery is pleased to present Parent Portraits, an exhibition focusing on artists’ representations of their parents, curated by artists Robert Bunkin and Jenny Tango. The exhibition will offer works by these contemporary international artists working in diverse media, including painting, sculpture, drawing, intaglio printmaking, and embroidery:
Sigmund Abeles, Ken Aptekar, Anneli Arms, Joan Banach, Isabel Barber,
Brian Brooks, Robert Bunkin,Susanna Coffey, William Crist, Patricia Dahlman,
Harvey Dinnerstein, Elise Dodeles, Jenny Dubnau, Richard Estrin, Donna Festa,
Leonid Gervits, Dan Gheno, Susan Grabel, Amaya Gurpide,
Patrick Earl Hammie, Mark Hanson, Melanie Hickerson, Jayne Holsinger,
Sara Issakharian, Karen Kaapcke, Catherine Kehoe, Brian Kreydatus,
Mel Leipzig, Beverly McIver, Marybeth McKenzie, Ron Milewicz, John Mitchell,
Arnold Mesches, Bill Murphy, Danielle Muzina, Jennifer Pochinski,
Carolyn Pyfrom, James Rauchman, Joseph Santore, Elinore Schnurr,
Ryan Schroeder, Frances Siegel, Orly Shiv, Jenny Tango, Polly Thayer,
Audrey Ushenko, Clarissa Payne Uvegi, Costa Vavagiakis, Jerome Witkin.
The collaborative book "We Live in a Divided Country, Try to Bridge That Gap" work by Deborah Harris, Michael Dal Cerro and Patricia Dahlman is being exhibited as part of the "Permanent Collection Spotlight" at The Center for Book Arts. This is organized by Theo Roth and Anna Tuchin. "Permanent Collection Spotlight" is in conjunction with the exhibition "Politics of Place" from January 18 - March 30, 2019.
A city-wide public art project in New Brunswick, New Jersey Taking place from January 21 - February 28, 2019. For more information go to to www.WindowsOfUnderstanding.org
My project is located at Blackthorn Restaurant &Pub. I took photographs of women and girls in the New Brunswick, NJ community at two events and paired these photographs with quotes from women leaders such as Michelle Obama, Kamala Harris, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The quotes were embroidered on colorful fabric.
Art Gym Denver is excited to announce Narrative Threads, an exhibition of works that utilize thread to form a narrative throughout the art displayed. This exhibition is curated by Art Gym member and Director of Abecedarian Artists’ Books, Alicia Bailey, and includes a roster of artists from across the country.
Narrative Threads features works that expertly combine the narrative and the tactile. The wall pieces, installations and books included all have narrative in mind, making use of thread and fiber-based materials to share that narrative. From ‘Migration,’ an artist book by Margo Klass which uses abstracted collage made of paper and salmon skin to discuss the process of Alaskan salmon migration patterns, to ‘Take a Piece. Leave a Piece’ by Art Gym member Katie Vuletich, which investigates the homelessness narrative through wearable art based on interviews the artist conducted with young people who experience homelessness. The exhibition looks at the entire spectrum of how thread and fiber are able to communicate a narrative to a viewer/reader.
This does not, however, mean that the narrative is at the forefront of each piece. In many of the works, the narrative elements step back and let the tactile nature of the works shine. Curator of the exhibition, Alicia Bailey, said concerning this, “Regardless of physical scale or structure, the selections invite the reader/viewer in for a tactile, hands-on experience that is engagingly intimate . . . even those not meant to be handled, tempt the viewer to touch their surfaces, enlivened as they are by the sewn line and texturally dynamic fibers.”
Alicia Bailey is a Denver based artist, curator and gallerist. She is the director of Abecedarian Artists’ Books and Ravenpress. She made her first artist book in 1996, and since then has developed an artistic practice focusing on handmade books and box works. Bailey describes artists’ books as “unique, interactive sculptures realized in the form of the book.”
Join us for the opening reception of Narrative Threads on Thursday, September 6 from 5 – 8PM as well as a curatorial talk with Alicia Bailey discussing the process of creating and curating the exhibition on Wednesday, September 12 from 6 – 8PM.
Exhibits are free and open to the public Monday through Friday, 9AM – 6PM. They will be on display from September 6 through September 28, 2018. Alicia Bailey’s curatorial is also a free event.
"September 11, 2001," an unbound artist book was recently purchased by and is now in the collection of Wells Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
David Borawski, Carla Rae Johnson, Rita Valley
Flat File Feature Artists Patricia Dahlman, Gil Scullion
Dates: June 1 - July 1, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, June 1, 6-8 pm
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, June 1, 6-8 pm
HANDWRITING THE CONSTITUTION
with Morgan O'Hara
Sunday, June 17, 2-5 pm
ARTIST'S TALK: Sunday, July 1, 3:00 pm
Story Telling Performance with Suzanne Benton 4:30
You can trust a curmudgeon. They're some of my favorite people. Deep down, they're tender-hearted. Gruff, stoic, humorous, and empathic. With pencil, sewn materials, kitsch, and word play our curmudgeons explore unlikely materials to deliver their message.
“OUTRAGE: Artists Respond
to the Election of Donald Trump” an online exhibition of art work by 20 artists
Art Hazelwood, Aileen Bassis, Patricia Dahlman, Donna Coleman, Anne Dushanko Dobek, Vaughn Spann, Cicely Cottingham, Robyn Ellenbogen, Doug Minkler, Ilse Schreiber-Noll, Lisa G Westheimer, Ray Must, Anne Q. McKeown, Miles MacDiarmid, Michael Dal Cerro, Hubert Neal Jr., Ozlem Ayse Ozgur, Joseph O’Neal, Carol Radsprecher and Cheryl Harper
Ray Must, "Pale Rider" lift ground aquatint etching and collage, 16” x”18’