Upcoming Events & Exhibitions


Artist in Residence - Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence, MA
Jun
20
to Jun 26

Artist in Residence - Zea Mays Printmaking, Florence, MA

Madison Nicole May will be an Artist in Residence at Zea Mays Printmaking for a mini residency at the end of June.

Residency Description:

Join Zea Mays Printmaking members in the upstairs studio for a burst of printmaking intensity. The Members’ Studio (2200 sq. ft.) is on the 2nd floor of our building and houses 3 etching presses (max. size 24″ x 48″) and a relief press. There are private work areas for 7 artists, a hotplate, small etching facility, members’ kitchen and library. The Members’ studio is a monitored space with a knowledgeable studio representative always on hand to help set the presses and maintain the space. The Members’ studio is open Tues-Wed 10-8, Thurs-Fri 10-6, 2nd and 4th weekends of the month (Sat & Sun) 10-5. It is closed Mondays and alternate weekends.

Mini-Residencies are 6 days in length and include on-site accommodations.

 
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NEEDLEWORK: Rethinking Vulnerability and Resistance - PrØve Gallery, Duluth, MN
Jun
9
to Jul 15

NEEDLEWORK: Rethinking Vulnerability and Resistance - PrØve Gallery, Duluth, MN

The fiber arts are more than simply a neutral medium because they are heavily intertwined with the history of sexuality and gender. For a contemporary artist to embrace and work with such history, they choose to engage with intent. They choose to create an intimate, vulnerable, and tactile experience through transformation. 
In a world where quantity is valued over quality and society takes more pride in commercial consumerism than in handmade goods, fiber artists resist. 

They express personal narratives through materiality that can allow itself to be fragile and delicate or jarring and loud, utilitarian or decorative. Thus the process, the final product, the concept and engagement with fibers becomes an act of resistance. 
The artist participates in the process of questioning, analyzing, and deconstructing assumptions and the hierarchies of values that have existed around gender, class, race, and ethnicity.

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The Jump Off and Flex Gallery Opening Reception - UICA, Grand Rapids, MI
Jun
2
to Aug 4

The Jump Off and Flex Gallery Opening Reception - UICA, Grand Rapids, MI

The Jump Off and Flex Gallery Opening Reception
Jun 2, 2017
Member Preview: 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm, 
Public Welcome: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UICA Members: Free, Public: $5

Join us for 'The Jump Off' opening reception and get a first look at the works on view. Meet the artists included in the exhibition and enjoy light refreshments, a cash bar, and remarks by UICA’s Exhibitions Curator. Also opening that evening: The 'Flex Gallery' by Zachary Johnson who will be on-site to talk about his work and the works included in the mobile exhibition.

Learn more: http://www.uica.org/calendar/jumpoffopeningreception

 
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Public/Private: The Arc of Longing - Phillips Exeter Academy, Lamont Gallery
Jun
29
to Jul 29

Public/Private: The Arc of Longing - Phillips Exeter Academy, Lamont Gallery

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June 29-July 29, 2016
Reception: Wednesday, June 29, 4-6 pm
Lunchtime Gallery Talk: Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 12:30 pm*

What type of face do we show in public? What posture do we adopt when we know we are safe and out-of-sight? Artists inPublic/Private: The Arc of Longing explore the intersection between the public and the private, and how these two parts of ourselves overlap in unexpected ways. Becky Barsi highlights the emotional intimacy and frailty of the figure in her “gravity” series of photographic portraits. Amy Larimer (PEA Summer School faculty), honors personal and community suffering through a large-scale sculptural memorial. Madison May’s charged, yet ambiguous mixed-media work delves into memory and personal trauma.Rachel Petruccillo’s graphic portraits, curious and humorous, examine the assumptions we make about others. Miranda Updike’s colorful paintings capture the movement patterns of the crowd. Leah Woods’ carved and bent wood sculptures celebrate form and texture. The work in Public/Private invites us to engage in close, attentive looking, both as a private act of contemplation, and through the shared experience of a communal event.

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"Bruised" BFA Thesis Show ~~ Spiral Gallery
May
6
6:00pm 6:00pm

"Bruised" BFA Thesis Show ~~ Spiral Gallery

Bruised is a showing of BFA Thesis works by  Madison Nicole May. Her works, which utilize printmaking, installation, and sculptural techniques, demand attention and conversation surrounding the epidemic of violence against women. 

This work exposes both social and personal issues pertaining to emotional, physical, and sexual abuse against women. Join the artist during her first solo exhibition on Friday, May 6th during the reception to view new works and hear remarks from the artist regarding the body of work. 

Spiral Gallery  ~  44 S. Division Avenue, Grand Rapids, MI  ~  Friday, May 6th 6pm-10pm

Madison Nicole May is a graduating BFA Student in Printmaking at Kendall College of Art and Design. More information about the artists work and contact information can be found on her website at madisonnicolemay.com.

To join in the fight against violence towards women, consider donating and/or volunteering for local battered women’s shelter Safe Haven Ministries. http://safehavenministries.org/support/ 

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BFA KCAD Exhibition
May
3
to May 7

BFA KCAD Exhibition

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Join Madison May during Kendall College of Art and Design's Open house previewing before Commencement for 2016 Graduating BFA Students. May's work will be on the 6th floor.

Exhibition Opening Reception
Tuesday, May 3 | 4:00 pm–7:00 pm

Exhibition
May 3–May 6 | 9:00 am–9:00 pm
May 7 | 9:00 am–2:00 pm

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Residence // Selected ArtWorks on View in Founder's Taproom
Mar
17
to May 1

Residence // Selected ArtWorks on View in Founder's Taproom

Residence is a showing of recent works by Madison May which explores our relationship with the homes we inhabit and the domesticity of our lives. These select works will be on view for a limited time at Founders Brewing Co. in their taproom!

Come out and celebrate this accomplishment with a small get together at Founders on St. Patricks Day, Thursday, March 17th featuring May's work starting at 7:00pm! 

All works are for sale and can be disscused further through email. Works are currently on display and will be announced when coming down. Contact Madison May for more information >> madisonnicolemay.com & madisonnicolemay@gmail.com

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