Select Exhibitions and Installations

ELEPHANT MINING

2023

STUDIO 9D, 508 WEST 26TH ST, NYC
ARTISTS: Aleyna Feinberg, Tess Jenkins, Barbara Laube, Jennifer Mawby, Amanda Millet-Soros, Kate O’Connor, Anna Piertzak, Corrine Yonce. Mentor: Michael Berryhill.

“The elephant in the room,” symbolises glaringly incomplete, lingering, unaddressed or uncomfortable truths that demand acknowledgment. Elephant Mining involves a deliberate excavation to bring these latent ideas to prominence. It is the fore-fronting of unspoken values, unaddressed issues, suppressed emotions, and things that have remained hidden in our studios in plain sight. As an exhibition, Elephant Mining is the collective process of owning, confronting, and revealing for each of the eight artists their respective “elephant in the room”.

NADA MIAMI, Paradice Palase

2023

The Ice Palace, Miami FL

Private View – recent works on paper

2022

 

 

COSMOLOGIC

2022

CURIOUSER AND CURIOUSER, KANSAS CITY.

ARTISTS: Jennifer Cacciola, SK Reed, Taya Naumovich, Dana O’Malley.

Cosmologic features artists Jenn Cacciola,Jennifer Tazewell Mawby, Taya Naumovich, Dana O’Malley and SK Reed. Each artist presented in this group exhibition works with an idiosyncratic method of codification and a highly personal set of symbols in order to create iconography, artifacts, and relics that point to alternative, revisionist, and even subversive cosmologies. 

Cosmology is defined as the meaningful search for order in the universe. What any person or group believes about the nature of the universe and their place in it has pivotal consequences for how they choose to understand and respond to all aspects of life. Anthropological cosmologies propose that ideas about the cosmos are an integral part of human art, culture, and social systems. Through the way it shapes an understanding of the world, the study of anthropological cosmologies informs why and how people think and behave in wider culture. In an era of political and cultural polarization, and the use of fundamental belief structures to justify dissent, misinformation, and conflict, this exhibition postulates at a macro level the case for an openness to compare, contrast, and understand different approaches to worldbuilding. 

In Cosmologic, the artists function as heretics by postulating highly individualized worldviews. This exhibition will consist of embroidered tapestries, codified drawings, scroll paintings, listening tablets, celestial oil paintings, and mutated ceramic sculptures. All of the work will be installed on the walls except the large head sculptures, these will rest on the floor. SK Reed will create a painted wall installation behind their head sculptures reminiscent of a spiraling vortex or black hole. Through their varying methods and experiences they reflect on the world, real and imagined– what was, is and could be. Feet on the ground, each artist attempts to make their own meaning of the world utilizing their specific artistic language.

 

 

THE FEMALE GAZE

2022

Manifold Global

Artists: Allison Moyers, Heather Drayzen, Jennifer Mawby, Hasti Sardasthi, Flo Théas Bays, Carrie Wilmarth, Morgan Clément-Gagnon.

What is the Female Gaze? It’s a complex and nuanced concept where female characters have agency and the ability to share their story through their experiences and emotions, rather than having their stories told by a male spectator or being diminished to plot-supporting objects of desire for a male character. It’s not just about empowering female perspectives, but is instead about creating an equal space for characters of all genders. The concept of the Female Gaze is still being developed. The way it relates to how we create and consume all forms of visual media is actively being explored.

NIKKEI MUSEUM VITRINE

2021

Nikkei Museum, Burnaby BC

 

Installation view – recent paintings

2020

Recent works on paper – private view

2019

Installation view – recent paintings

2018

10×10

Gallery Atsui, Vancouver BC

LET THEM EAT CAKE

Gallery Atsui, Vancouver BC