November 7, 2014

Fiber, paper, books, oh my!


Chris Perry, 86 Ripples: Droplet, 2011. Paper, fabric, gel acetate, and wood. The Allan Chasanoff, B.A. 1961, Book Art Collection, curated with Doug Beube - See more at: http://artgallery.yale.edu/exhibitions/exhibition/odd-volumes-book-art-allan-chasanoff-collection#sthash.aKYhI0F0.dpuf

Odd Volumes: Book Art from the Allan Chasanoff Collection

Friday, November 7, 2014Sunday, February 1, 2015
Drawn from a major collection given to the Gallery by Allan Chasanoff, B.A. 1961, Odd Volumes showcases a selection of experimental and innovative works of book art from the 1960s to the present. This student-curated exhibition considers the transformation of books into sculptural objects from multiple perspectives: the history of book art, the relationship between form and content, and the interaction between the viewer and the work. Featuring approximately 100 works by more than 80 artists, including acclaimed figures such as Olafur Eliasson, Yoko Ono, and Dieter Roth, this exhibition offers a rare opportunity to discover the world of book art. From November 7, 2014, through January 31, 2015, Artspace, a nonprofit arts organization in New Haven’s 9th Square, presents a companion exhibition, Connecticut (un) Bound, featuring additional works from Chasanoff’s collection as well as responses by local artists.
Exhibition and publication organized by Andrew Hawkes, M.F.A. candidate; Ashley James, Ph.D. candidate; Jessica Kempner, B.A. 2014; Sinclaire Marber, MC ‘15; Elizabeth Mattison, B.A. 2014, M.A. 2014; and Colleen McDermott, SY ‘15, under the mentorship of Gallery staff. Made possible by the Jane and Gerald Katcher Fund for Education; the John F. Wieland, Jr., B.A. 1988, Fund for Student Exhibitions; and the Nolen-Bradley Family Fund for Education.
- See more at: http://artgallery.yale.edu/exhibitions/exhibition/odd-volumes-book-art-allan-chasanoff-collection#sthash.7P9Fa88c.dpuf

Odd Volumes: Book Art from the Allan Chasanoff Collection

Friday, November 7, 2014Sunday, February 1, 2015
Drawn from a major collection given to the Gallery by Allan Chasanoff, B.A. 1961, Odd Volumes showcases a selection of experimental and innovative works of book art from the 1960s to the present. This student-curated exhibition considers the transformation of books into sculptural objects from multiple perspectives: the history of book art, the relationship between form and content, and the interaction between the viewer and the work. Featuring approximately 100 works by more than 80 artists, including acclaimed figures such as Olafur Eliasson, Yoko Ono, and Dieter Roth, this exhibition offers a rare opportunity to discover the world of book art. From November 7, 2014, through January 31, 2015, Artspace, a nonprofit arts organization in New Haven’s 9th Square, presents a companion exhibition, Connecticut (un) Bound, featuring additional works from Chasanoff’s collection as well as responses by local artists.
Exhibition and publication organized by Andrew Hawkes, M.F.A. candidate; Ashley James, Ph.D. candidate; Jessica Kempner, B.A. 2014; Sinclaire Marber, MC ‘15; Elizabeth Mattison, B.A. 2014, M.A. 2014; and Colleen McDermott, SY ‘15, under the mentorship of Gallery staff. Made possible by the Jane and Gerald Katcher Fund for Education; the John F. Wieland, Jr., B.A. 1988, Fund for Student Exhibitions; and the Nolen-Bradley Family Fund for Education.
- See more at: http://artgallery.yale.edu/exhibitions/exhibition/odd-volumes-book-art-allan-chasanoff-collection#sthash.7P9Fa88c.dpuf

Odd Volumes: Book Art from the Allan Chasanoff Collection
Drawn from a major collection given to the Gallery by Allan Chasanoff, B.A. 1961, Odd Volumes showcases a selection of experimental and innovative works of book art from the 1960s to the present.

November 7, 2014 – February 1, 2015 http:artgallery.yale.edu/exhibitions/exhibition/odd-volumes-book-art-allan-chasanoff-collection

Odd Volumes: Book Art from the Allan Chasanoff Collection

Friday, November 7, 2014Sunday, February 1, 2015
- See more at: http://artgallery.yale.edu/exhibitions/exhibition/odd-volumes-book-art-allan-chasanoff-collection#sthash.aKYhI0F0.dpuf
Odd Volumes: Book Art from the Allan Chasanoff Collection - See more at: http://artgallery.yale.edu/exhibitions/exhibition/odd-volumes-book-art-allan-chasanoff-collection#sthash.aKYhI0F0.dpuf

















































Opening this Week:

November 7- January 31 

Connecticut (un) Bound

 

Organized by Martha Lewis

Connecticut (un) Bound is a brand new exhibition featuring eight commissioned projects created by CT artists in response to the Chasanoff Book Work Collection at Yale University Art Gallery.

Featuring:
Regan AveryThe Groton Avery ClanMarion BelangerNo Place Like Home. David Borawski1970 Black Panther TrialMaria Lara-WhelpleyConnecticut Place Maps. Richard RoseTo The Letter: Reading New HavenAlison SaffordHandbooks from the Tool & Die IndustryRita ValleyBetter Guns n' Gardens Magazine. Jo Yarrington, Morgan Post, Samuel Dole, Containment and Spillage

A special reading room at Artspace will feature contributions from Jeanne Criscola/Joan Fitzsimmons, Allison Hale, Johanna Moore/David Keef, Paulette Rosen and Aicha Woods/Cyra Levenson.

In addition to the above works, Artspace’s exhibition will include pieces from the Yale University Art Gallery Chasanoff Book Art Collection by Noriko Ambe, Doug Beube, Tina Blackburn, Diana Carulli, Kwang-Young Chun, Jacki Danylchuk, Paul De Guzman, Linda Ekstrom, Gregory Green, Lisa Kokin, Helmut Löhr, Joan Lyons, Momoko Koizumi, Nicole Morello, Bonnie O’Connell, Chris Perry, Susan Joy Share, Robbin Ami Silverberg, Pamela Spitzmueller, Irwin Susskind, Robert The, Beth Thielen, Heather Townsend, and Janet Zweig.

Artspace New Haven
50 Orange Street, New Haven, CT
New Haven, CT 06510

























































Trailer Box Gallery at Jim Felice Studios Presents a Group Show:
Surpassed Craft
Artists Reception, Nov. 8th  4-6pm
 

Jim Felice Studios / Trailer Box Gallery
15 Great Pasture Rd
Unit 15
Danbury CT. 06810
203 797 0230
jimfelicestudios@gmail.com



















Odd Volumes: Book Art from the Allan Chasanoff Collection

Friday, November 7, 2014Sunday, February 1, 2015
- See more at: http://artgallery.yale.edu/exhibitions/exhibition/odd-volumes-book-art-allan-chasanoff-collection#sthash.aKYhI0F0.dpuf

Odd Volumes: Book Art from the Allan Chasanoff Collection

Friday, November 7, 2014Sunday, February 1, 2015
Drawn from a major collection given to the Gallery by Allan Chasanoff, B.A. 1961, Odd Volumes showcases a selection of experimental and innovative works of book art from the 1960s to the present. This student-curated exhibition considers the transformation of books into sculptural objects from multiple perspectives: the history of book art, the relationship between form and content, and the interaction between the viewer and the work. Featuring approximately 100 works by more than 80 artists, including acclaimed figures such as Olafur Eliasson, Yoko Ono, and Dieter Roth, this exhibition offers a rare opportunity to discover the world of book art. From November 7, 2014, through January 31, 2015, Artspace, a nonprofit arts organization in New Haven’s 9th Square, presents a companion exhibition, Connecticut (un) Bound, featuring additional works from Chasanoff’s collection as well as responses by local artists.
Exhibition and publication organized by Andrew Hawkes, M.F.A. candidate; Ashley James, Ph.D. candidate; Jessica Kempner, B.A. 2014; Sinclaire Marber, MC ‘15; Elizabeth Mattison, B.A. 2014, M.A. 2014; and Colleen McDermott, SY ‘15, under the mentorship of Gallery staff. Made possible by the Jane and Gerald Katcher Fund for Education; the John F. Wieland, Jr., B.A. 1988, Fund for Student Exhibitions; and the Nolen-Bradley Family Fund for Education.
- See more at: http://artgallery.yale.edu/exhibitions/exhibition/odd-volumes-book-art-allan-chasanoff-collection#sthash.7P9Fa88c.dpuf

Odd Volumes: Book Art from the Allan Chasanoff Collection

Friday, November 7, 2014Sunday, February 1, 2015
Drawn from a major collection given to the Gallery by Allan Chasanoff, B.A. 1961, Odd Volumes showcases a selection of experimental and innovative works of book art from the 1960s to the present. This student-curated exhibition considers the transformation of books into sculptural objects from multiple perspectives: the history of book art, the relationship between form and content, and the interaction between the viewer and the work. Featuring approximately 100 works by more than 80 artists, including acclaimed figures such as Olafur Eliasson, Yoko Ono, and Dieter Roth, this exhibition offers a rare opportunity to discover the world of book art. From November 7, 2014, through January 31, 2015, Artspace, a nonprofit arts organization in New Haven’s 9th Square, presents a companion exhibition, Connecticut (un) Bound, featuring additional works from Chasanoff’s collection as well as responses by local artists.
Exhibition and publication organized by Andrew Hawkes, M.F.A. candidate; Ashley James, Ph.D. candidate; Jessica Kempner, B.A. 2014; Sinclaire Marber, MC ‘15; Elizabeth Mattison, B.A. 2014, M.A. 2014; and Colleen McDermott, SY ‘15, under the mentorship of Gallery staff. Made possible by the Jane and Gerald Katcher Fund for Education; the John F. Wieland, Jr., B.A. 1988, Fund for Student Exhibitions; and the Nolen-Bradley Family Fund for Education.
- See more at: http://artgallery.yale.edu/exhibitions/exhibition/odd-volumes-book-art-allan-chasanoff-collection#sthash.7P9Fa88c.dpuf



 
















   DOUG BEUBE

Doug Beube's upcoming open studio series Emendation is a comprehensive survey of his bookwork, collage, and mixed media installation. Emandation is a display of the artist's ongoing and often times polemical dialogue with western culture's relationship to information, the written word and the natural world. The exhibition spans Beube's lengthy career covering tremendous thematic ground, including references from Greek Antiquity through contemporary historical methods. Beube's artistic pursuits channel a very delicate balance both personal and global. Intellectually playing with his varied subjects it is his chosen material, the book, that unpacks the contour of his work overall, where even our most sacred and historical achievements are not immune to change and, perhaps, risks extinction. 

Marking the first day of the series is Melt, an environmentally sensitive two day installation involving a politically dynamic sextet of books selected and amended according to their content. Each book incised with text, such as the words JUST/ICE  paired with Tom Maloney's U.S. Camera '62, ICE/CAP with The National Geographic Society's As We Live We Breath, and corresponding to Alfred Knoff's Arsenals of Foley are inscribed the words RED/ACT. The frozen books are housed in a steel frame alongside an audio component registered to make live a global and personal transformation and meltdown. The ice run-off is then bottled and branded sm/ART Water. This new installation animates Beube’s dialogue of socio-political conditions, cultures of violence both physical and psychological, and those structures existing to support the inverse of the latter. Taking place at Beube’s Brooklyn brownstone studio, Melt‘s conditional properties leverage the anachronistic technology of the book into the environment directly.
Doug Beube: Emendation
69 Fort Greene Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11217,
Saturday November 8th, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunday November 9th 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Open by appointment after the weekend.  
For more information, send email to dbeube@mindspring.com and event@jhbgallery.com.
Image: Shifting Boarders, 2014, altered atlas, collage, gouache, 12.5 x 11.75 x 11.5 inches























HMA Artist's Talk
with Sandy Garnett

 NOVEMBER 13 at 12:30pm
Lafayette Hall Room B227
Sponsored by Housatonic Museum of Art

Housatonic Museum of Art · 900 Lafayette Blvd, Bridgeport, CT, United States · Bridgeport, CT 06604 · USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thinking Inside the Box: 52 Weekly Works in Fiber…and Beyond: A Show of Work by Ellen Schiffman 

On view from October 11th through November 15th,
Mon.- Fri. 10:00 am–5:30 pm, Sat. 10:00 am-5pm.
Nylen Gallery at Picture This, 606 Post Rd.E., 203-227-6861.

 

Over the course of a year, artist Ellen Schiffman decided to celebrate her 60th birthday by filling a 9x9x3” shadow box each week with a work utilizing fiber and other materials. Schiffman, who has been working as a fiber artist for over 20 years, wanted to explore techniques and materials in ways that stretched and redefined not only herself as an artist but also the fiber art medium itself. Each box presents a fully realized work of art, often prompting the questions “What is she using here?” and "How did she do that?” The exhibit also presents the work Schiffman created once the 52 boxes were complete. Further developing the ideas and techniques she discovered in those first boxes, Schiffman has created larger works and series. The artistic journey she has taken unfolds on the walls of the gallery offering a fascinating look at the artistic vision and process of this accomplished artist. Schiffman explains, “The result, which you see on these walls, is a kind of visual diary, with each box presenting a work of art, which was created over the course of a week. You will see Q-tips, egg shells, lichens, drinking straws, rusted items, metal washers, and screws (as well as the more expected silks, wools, and beads.). I have felted, embroidered, woven, knotted, wrapped, dyed, beaded, sculpted, manipulated, burned - and also made up techniques to achieve the results I was after.

 

Odd Volumes: Book Art from the Allan Chasanoff Collection

Friday, November 7, 2014Sunday, February 1, 2015
- See more at: http://artgallery.yale.edu/exhibitions/exhibition/odd-volumes-book-art-allan-chasanoff-collection#sthash.aKYhI0F0.dpuf










 

 

painting by Suzan Scott
93 Main Street, New Canaan, CT 06840  |  203.966.7660

Small Works Show
 
"Small sketches and studies are often only the beginning of larger creations, but they can also be masterful works of art in their own right. This exhibit, which runs through January 3rd, features small scale work from over 30 regional artists and will showcase a variety of styles and subjects. Ranging from abstract expressionism to contemporary realism, and representational still lifes to impressionistic landscapes, these little gems easily prove that scale does not limit artistic creation, but enhance it. Handwright Gallery Annex will be the host of this exhibit. The Annex is a new, temporary gallery space that occupies the old Varnum's Pharmacy at 91 Main Street in New Canaan. With a fresh coat of paint, new dark wood floors and furniture and accessories from Donald Rich and Sallea Antiques, the Small Works Show promises a classic and modern experience that will both charm and inspire the viewer."

Admission and parking are free. 

The Artists:
Stephanie Amato
Penny Billings
Jan Blencowe
Kimberly Dawn
Mireille Duchesne
Leslie Dyas
Mindy Friedman-Horn
Michelle Golias
Dana Goodfellow
Rebecca C. Gray
Heide Hayek
Christine Ivers
Susan Jositas
Peggy Kauffman
Rebecca Leer
Kim Muller-Thym
Patty Nebbeling
Barbara Nuss
Virginia Peake
Sara Linda Poly
Vera Rahn
Suzan Scott
Claudia Seymour
Arthur Shilstone
Katherine Simmons
Carol Lee Thompson
Susan Tremaine
George Van Hook
Antonia Walker
Deborah Weiss
Scott Zuckerman

www.handwrightgallery.com
93 Main Street, New Canaan, CT 06840  |  203.966.7660  |  info@handwrightgallery.com






















William Baczek Fine Arts
STANLEY BIELEN      MALLORY LAKE

Final week

Exhibitions end Saturday, November 8, 2014

STANLEY BIELEN
 



 Selections from this exhibition and works by other gallery artists are available for viewing on the gallerys web site at www.wbfinearts.com.  For more information about this or upcoming exhibits please call the gallery at 413-587-9880 or e-mail at info@wbfinearts.com.  

The gallery is located at 36 Main St. in downtown Northampton, Mass. and is open Tuesday and Wednesday 10 5,  Thursday Saturday, 10 - 8 and Sundays from 12 - 5.






















Wednesday
November 12, 2014

9:00 - 10:30 am

Connecticut State Library
Memorial Hall
231 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106


Join us at this inaugural event!

Tasty information awaits you from the new Winter 2014 edition of Connecticut Explored magazine! Mingle with other history fans as we discuss Connecticut at War. We will be joined by Elizabeth Normen, publisher of Connecticut Explored, and two contributing authors:

James E. Brown, a corporate attorney, will discuss the thorny topic of how government pays for war efforts, in this case, how Connecticut financed its Civil War debts.

Warren Goldstein, professor of history at the University of Hartford, will shed light on religious leaders and war, specifically, how a Yale chaplain fought the Vietnam War from the pulpit. 
Brought to you at no charge, thanks to Connecticut Humanities.
For more information contact Rachel Pollak at 860-685-7590
 
Please register by November 10, 2014