Utopia/Dystopia: Inspiration and the Artist Book – The Laramie library’s annual book arts exhibit features notable artists from Wyoming and around the country who have interpreted the exhibit’s theme into pieces of art using bookmaking techniques, materials, or books themselves.
Jessica Drenk has contributed a selection of pieces from her Reading Our Remains series of altered books.
Heather Gaudio Fine Art is pleased to announce Matters at Hand, a mixed-media exhibition of works by Sarah Amos, Pegan Brooke, Beth Dary, Jessica Drenk, Valeria Nascimiento and Cheryl Ann Thomas. The show will open April 20th with a reception at 5-7-pm, and will run through June 17th.
This all-women exhibition explores an appreciation for the natural world, its beauty and ephemerality. Through the use of different mediums and a range of aesthetics, the artists share an attention to detail, an inherent curiosity and instinctual understanding of materiality. They are also keenly in tune with cultural narratives that remind us that we are all part of a universal continuum.
The Schick Art Gallery presents Graphite Vision, a fifteen-artist group exhibition of extraordinary works made from the humble, ordinary material of graphite. Works on view range from eccentric, visionary drawings by outsider artists M’onma and Karel Havlíček to subtle still life vignettes by Catherine Murphy. Some drawings, like Pete Schulte’s geometric arrangements in grays and blacks, are grounded in abstraction; others address the human form, such as Robert Bauer’s delicate, pensive portraits. Renée French’s tiny drawings of peculiar zoomorphic beings offer whimsical counterpoint to Anne Lindberg’s austere drawings composed of layered lines.
Most Graphite Vision works are drawings on paper, but the exhibition also includes artist’s books by Seana Reilly, featuring fluid patterns traversing stark white pages, and Jessica Drenk’s sculptures, columnar agglomerations of thousands of bright yellow pencils.
The full roster of Graphite Vision artists is: Sandra Allen, Robert Bauer, Brett Bigbee, Matt Bollinger, Jessica Drenk, Renée French, Karel Havlícek, Dan Healey, Hipkiss, Anne Lindberg, M’onma, Catherine Murphy, Seana Reilly, Peter Schulte, Joseph Yoakum.
Image: Jessica Drenk and her new sculpture, Speleothem, made of pencils.
Curated by Bobbi Walker (Walker Fine Art) Tectonic SHIFT is a collective exhibition of regional artists exploring the concept of change. Works in a variety of media capture the artists’ reactions to changes in our society. Themes range from politics to environmental crisis, from issues of class, race and gender, to balance of power.
Jessica Drenk's installation, Filamentia, is presented for the second time in this show.
Featuring: Udo Noger, Mel Rea, Vanessa Clarke, Ana Zanic, Chris Richter, Liz Quan & Jessica Drenk
Opening Reception: September 9 , 2016 5-9 pm
First Friday Receptions: October 7 & November 4, 2016, 5-8 pm
Exhibit Runs Through: November 5, 2016
Florida CraftArt Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL
Opening Reception, Friday, Aug 26th
Curated by Jorge Vidal
Since our beginnings, wood and fiber have fueled our development by fillingbasic needs. With these needs met, artists look for new ways to manipulate materials. There is artistry in problem solving!
In “Mind Over Matter”, these materials and methods are advanced in unexpected ways by artists Dona Anderson, Emily Barletta, Erik and Martin Demaine, Jessica Drenk, Lisa Kokin, Christopher Kurtz, Polly Adams