ANGELA FRALEIGH: SHADOWS SEARCHING FOR LIGHT
November 16, 2018 – February 17, 2019
Press Preview and Members’ Opening Reception:
Thursday, November 15, 6:30-8:30 PM
Artist/ Curator Talk, Nyack Public Library, January 12th, 2019
Studio Tour November 2018
Family Open House, Sunday, December 9th, 2018 from 12-1PM
April 17, 2018
Looking forward to seeing you on April 27 from 6-9pm and/or April 28 & 29 from 1-6pm. Take a peek inside 18 Sharpe-Walentas studios in Dumbo, Brooklyn.
YOU'RE INVITED TO THE
SHARPE-WALENTAS STUDIO PROGRAM
OPEN STUDIOS WEEKEND!
Opening Reception: Friday April 27, 6-9 PM
Open Studios: Saturday April 28 & Sunday April 29, 1-6 PM
The artists of the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program are pleased to announce the program’s annual open studio event, with a reception for the artists on Friday April 27 from 6-9 PM and continuing through the weekend, SaturdayApril 28 and Sunday April 29 from 1-6 PM each day.
2017-2018 Studio Program artists: Laura Bernstein, Anna Betbeze, Todd Bienvenu, Derek Fordjour, Angela Fraleigh, Hong Seon Jang, Osamu Kobayashi, Doron Langberg, Sharon Louden, Bridget Mullen, Narcissister, Jose de Jesus Rodriguez, Brie Ruais, Martha Tuttle, Brandi Twilley, Penelope Umbrico, and Jaimie WarrenLearn more about the resident artists here.
Location: 20 Jay Street, Suite 720, DUMBO, Brooklyn
Directions: F train to York Street, A/C to High Street/Brooklyn Bridge
Please join us to dedicate City Center Allentown's new ArtsWalk extension and sculpture, The Curtain, by Angela Fraleigh and Wesley Heiss.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
4:30 to 5 p.m.
ArtsWalk next to STRATA Symphony
35 N. 6th Street
Allentown, PA 18101
Name: "The Curtain" Dimensions: 30' wide x 8' high x 1' deep
Theater drapes summon a sense of anticipation; like wrapping paper, inspiring delight and stirring feelings of hopeful fantasy and wonder. They are the decorative barrier between the audience and stage – the transient veil of a performance or an event – a grand window dressing of an unfolding narrative.
The Curtain, produced by husband and wife team, artists Angela Fraleigh and Wesley Heiss, is a powder-coated, laser cut, folded steel form, measuring 30' wide x 8' high x 1' deep. The monumental abstract artwork represents a celebration of the lasting contributions made by Miller Symphony Hall — the historic, 1200-seat theater over the years has offered vaudeville, operas, plays, dramatic skits, films and concerts, and also became one of the leading burlesque halls in the United States. It was known as one of the nation’s leading “tryout” theaters; a place where new stage shows appeared before being taken to Broadway in nearby NYC.
The artwork also serves as a reflection on the proud history of textile production in Allentown. In the late 1800’s there were twenty-three silk establishments in the Lehigh Valley alone, helping to make Pennsylvania the second largest producer of silk in the world. The Curtain’s 30 foot long folded panels are perforated with a popular textile pattern dating back to the 1899 opening of the Lyric Theater (the original name of Miller Symphony Hall) and representative of time when the silk business was a thriving Allentown industry.
Although theater drapes are typically exclusive to interior spaces, the abstraction draws that feeling of suspense out onto the street. As night falls and the lights go down, The Curtain is illuminated by LED lights sparkling through the thousands of perforations that compose the art deco fan print, imbuing a bit of magic and sensory experience emblematic of a stage performance.
This timeless work of art might transport viewers not only to a far off time set within Allentown’s past, but hopefully helps to also conjure a fantastical future in the minds of the inhabitants of our cities today, and for years to come.
INNER VISION | SELF PORTRAITS
March 23 - May 25, 2018
The Bones of Us Hunger for Nothing
Sordoni Gallery, Wilkes University, January 16th- March 2nd
Opening Reception January 31st
Artist Lecture 4.30- 5.30
ART IN CONTEXT: Lunchtime Lectures
February 6: Sparking change? A discussion of the effectiveness and consequences of the #metoo campaign; by Ellen Newell, Ph.D. (Psychology)
‘My beautiful fur’: Women, Beasts, and The Fairy Tale; by Laurie Sterling, Ph.D. (English - Kings College)
(Re)Reading Violence: Intimate Aggressions in Literature; by Mischelle Anthony, Ph.D. and Chad Stanley, Ph.D. (English)
Please see the gallery website for other events related to the exhibition
Inman Gallery is pleased to announce the group exhibition
STORIES TOLD, opening with a reception on Friday, July 7th, and continuing through Saturday, September 9th.
The exhibition explores current trends in figurative painting and includes the work of Mequitta Ahuja, Firelei Báez, Kaye Donachie, Angela Fraleigh, Hope Gangloff, Vera Iliatova, Rosa Loy and Sarah McEneaney.
Art Daybook: Listen, ladies: Summer's most beautiful painting has a message for you
by Molly Gletzner
Top Five: August 10th, 2017
by Christina Rees and Brandon Zech
Watching the Moon Move, 527 Madison Avenue
527 Madison Avenue is pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings by Angela Fraleigh in the Lobby Gallery from May 10 to September 5, 2017. Located at 54th Street and Madison Avenue, the exhibition is open to the public from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday. This will be the tenth exhibition in 527 Madison’s ongoing program showcasing noteworthy emerging and mid-career artists. The exhibition will consist of five oil paintings, including a large diptych that Fraleigh created specifically for the 527 Madison space. For more information about 527 Madison’s exhibitions, please contact Jay Grimm, who organizes the emerging artists program on behalf of 527 Madison at email@example.com.
The Breezes at Dawn Have Secrets to Tell
On view March 24th-April 24th
Opening Reception: March 24th 6-8pm
Santa Fe, NM
Armory Arts Week: EFA OPEN HOUSE 2017
Open Studios, Exhibitions, Printmaking Workshop
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
5:00 - 9:00 pm
FREE, no RSVP required 323 W. 39th Street (btwn 8th & 9th Ave.)
As part of Armory Arts Week, we invite you to view over 60 artists working in open studios, visit the EFA Project Space, and take a tour of EFA's Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop on Tuesday, February 28th from 5:00 - 9:00 pm. EFA Center is located at 323 West 39th Street, between 8th and 9th avenues. EFA Studio Member Artists work in a wide range of media and artistic sensibilities, creating a vibrant and diverse community of peers under one roof. Artists on floors 3 - 10 will welcome guests to explore and interact with their artwork.
by Priscilla Frank
Hint Fashion Magazine
by Lee Carter
Syracuse New Times
by Carl Mellor
Open College of the Arts in the UK
by Joanne Mulvihill-Allen
One by one they have vanished in the blank behind their names
On view: January 18th- February 18th.
Gateway Projects: Project For Empty Space
The Everson Museum Presents
“Angela Fraleigh: Between Tongue and Teeth”
Exhibition on display from September 24 - December 31, 2016
SYRACUSE, NY (September 15, 2016) – Between Tongue and Teeth, Angela Fraleigh’s first major museum exhibition, brings together over a decade of the artist’s works which question and reimagine women’s roles in art history, literature, and contemporary media. In a bravura style that weaves together realism and abstraction, Fraleigh creates striking works ranging from intimate portraits to monumental figure paintings. The exhibition features more than 30 pieces, including several new paintings and sculptures inspired by women activists, artists, and designers, as well as previous works based on historical paintings.
The exhibition opens to the public on Saturday, September 24th, preceded by an Exhibition Preview Reception on Friday, September 23rd from 6:30-8:00 pm (free to Everson Members; $15 non-members). The artist will be in attendance, as will artist Marie Lorenz whose exhibition, Tide and Current Taxi, is also opening. Fraleigh will present an artist’s talk on October 13th and Lorenz will present a lecture on November 17th, both at the Everson at 6:30 pm.
Since the mid-2000s, Fraleigh has explored power dynamics related to gender, sexuality, and class through depictions of mythical and historical female figures. Fraleigh’s heroines, set within abstract, dream-like settings, frequently hail from centuries-old European paintings or other male-dominated sources where they have been relegated to the margins or shadows. Fraleigh liberates these peripheral characters and re-casts them as daring protagonists within newly-constructed narratives, thereby restoring their autonomy, agency, and power.
Fraleigh’s environments couple the seen with the unseen: swirling abstract spaces combine with bold voids of color; thick pours of paint or lustrous metallic leafing obscure fleshy forms; turned heads and cropped faces reject the viewer’s gaze. The ambiguity of these richly painted worlds, and the secretive nature of the females who inhabit them, create an unmistakable sense of allure. However, the resistance of Fraleigh’s female protagonists to submission, helplessness, or passive visual consumption, challenges the roles women have traditionally occupied within artistic space.
Angela Fraleigh: Between Tongue and Teeth is curated by Elizabeth Dunbar, Director and CEO of the Everson Museum of Art. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated publication that includes essays by Kelly Baum, Curator of Post War and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Jennifer Tyburczy, author of Sex Museums: The Politics and Performance of Display, as well as an interview with the artist conducted by Dunbar.
Between Tongue and Teeth is sponsored by Nicole & Michael P. Falcone and Cecily E. Horton, with support from Aminy Audi, Susan A. Estabrook, Bonnie & Gary Grossman, and Bobbi & Clifford Malzman, and others.
ABOUT ANGELA FRALEIGH
Fraleigh was born in 1976 in Beaufort, SC, and raised in rural New York. She received her BFA in painting from Boston University and her MFA in painting from the Yale University School of Art, then spent two years in Houston as a Core Artist in Residence. Fraleigh’s solo exhibitions include Lost in the Light at the Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park, NY (2015), Ghosts in the Sunlight at the Inman Gallery in Houston, TX (2014), and far as my eyes could see at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA (2011), among others.
Among her awarded grants, residencies, and other recognitions are the Alice Kimball English Traveling Fellowship; the CORE Artist in Residence Program at the Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts; the Eliza Randall Prize at the Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts; the CACHH, Individual Artist Grant Fellowship, Houston, TX; the Faculty Research and Development Grant at Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA; Artist in Residence at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; Artist in Residence at Frans Masereel Centrum, Beligum; Artist in Residence at Can Serrat, El Bruc, Spain; Artist in Residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE; and studio membership at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY.
Fraleigh is a professor and the department chairperson of the Moravian College art department. She is represented by Inman Gallery in Houston, TX.
ABOUT THE EVERSON
The Everson Museum of Art, whose roots extend to 1897, is internationally recognized for its extensive and significant collection of ceramics, its pioneering art video collection and its distinctive structural design by the noted architect I.M. Pei.
The Everson is open to the public Wednesday – Friday and Sunday Noon – 5 p.m., Thursday Noon – 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information please visit www.everson.org.
The operation of the Everson Museum of Art is made possible with funding from the Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation, the County of Onondaga administered by CNY Arts, The Trust for Cultural Resources of Onondaga County, the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, the Everson Board of Trustees and Everson Members’ Council.
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Thanks to Bridget Gleeson at Artsy for the review of Arachne's woof on view in Tel Aviv at Litvak Contemporary.
Be sure to check out the latest exhibition at the EFA curated by Bill Carroll. Gorgeous small works on view on the third floor.
EXHIBITION #16: SMALL WORKS
Curated by BILL CARROLL
Location: EFA Center
323 West 39th Street
New York, NY 10018
Faculty Selects at Layfayette College, Easton PA
Open Studios Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
Thursday, October 22rd, 6 - 10 pm (opening night)
Friday, October 23th, 6 - 9pm
Saturday, October 24th, 1 - 6pm
323 West 39th Street
New York, NY 10018
Empower Dynamics press:
13 Artists Explore Female Empowerment in American Art
By Antwaun Sargent, Sept 21, 2015, The Creators Project
13 Female Artists Re-Imagine America at Gateway Project Spaces
By Rain Embuscado, Sept 13, 2015, artnet news
Site Specific Solo exhibition at the Historic Vanderbilt Mansion, in Hyde Park, NY
(UnReal) at David Richard Gallery Press:
A Santa Fe Group Show Reveals the Abstractions Within Figuration, Artsy.net, September 4, 2015, Bridget Gleeson
(Em)Power Dynamics : Exploring the Modes of Female Empowerment and Representation in America, The Gateway Project Newark, NJ, curated by Jasmine Wahi and Rebecca Jampol. Artists include Ayana Evans, Barbara Kruger, Cindy Sherman, FLUCT, Jaishri Abichandani, Lorna Simpson, Mickalene Thomas, Rachel Mason, Rene Cox, Wangechi Mutu
Un-real, Group Exhibition at David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, curated by Mary Dinaburg and Howard Rutkowski
Press- Feature in Elephant Journal
Glasstire Review by Betsy Huete "Angela Fraleigh: Ghosts in the Sunlight"
November 5, 2014
Opening Ghosts in the Sunlight, solo exhibition, at Inman Gallery
October 23-25th, 2014
Open June 2014
April 4 - 29, 2014
Opening Reception: April 4th, 6-8pm
Faculty Artist Talks Monday March 24th, 2014
March 8, 2014
Oct 24-26, 2013
Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Member
Work available in the ArtPapers Auction, Atlanta, GA and 5 x 7, Diverseworks, Houston TX
Cornell University, Visiting Artist Lecture