NEWS

2021

JULY

July 21 – Sept 12, 2021

Dazzleship: Group Exhibition

July 21 – Sept 12, 2021

The Umbrella Arts Center, 40 Stow Street, Concord, MA 01742

APRIL

For the inaugural edition of EXPO CHGO Online, Gaa Gallery will present recent works by Wilder Alison, Hipkiss, Anina Major, and Erin Woodbrey. 

EXPO CHGO runs April 8 – 12. For a full list of online programming and access to the fair please visit EXPO CHGO.

Thank you, Marcella Beccaria, for selecting “Harbinger” from the Carrier Bag Series as curator’s pick for EXPO CHGO ONLINE! Don’t miss Marcella Beccaria’s curator-led digital tour beginning at 11 am CDT Saturday, April 20, 2021. In case you miss it, Marcella’s talk can be viewed in the video below.


Marcella Beccaria is the Chief Curator and Curator of Collections at Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea. During her talk, she will lead guests through her selection of international works from EXPO CHGO. For more information, visit Expo Chicago. And to see more of the work presented by Gaa Gallery please visit the gallery’s website.

MARCH

Image: Found Object Installation, Carrizozo, NM

Artist in Residence at Carrizozo A.I.R

FEBRUARY

Image: Science for the People Magzine – Essay “Make Oursleves Anew” by Kriti Sharma, images by Erin Woodbrey

Make Ourselves Anew: Towards a Radical Biology Essay by Kriti Sharma with images by Erin Woodbrey, Science for the People Magazine, Volume 23, Number 2 – Bio-Politics

JANUARY

Art New England – CMCA Biennial – Spotlight Review by Carl Little

2020

NOVEMBER 

Image: Erin Woodbrey, Candle-o-Time-Being, pumpkin, candle, and nails, variable dimensions, photograph, carving and candle clock construction by Kate Conlon and Boyang Hou for Limited Time Engagement

Templates for Public Art: Vol. 3 – Publication and Virtual Exhibition
October 30 – November 31, 2021
@ Limited Time Engagement
Chicago, IL, USA

Please join Limited Time Enagment in the **LTE Haunted Corn Maze** for a launch party for the latest edition of Templates for Public Art. Friday, October 30th from 7 pm – 9 pm central time.

OCTOBER

Image: Erin Woodbrey, It matters what descriptions describe descriptions (After Staying with the Trouble), 2020, Cotton dyed with oak gall ink and iron and brick from a building site

CMCA Maine Biennial Exhibition – Group Exhibition
October 3, 2020 – May 2, 2021
@ Center for Maine Contemporary Art
21 Winter Street
Rockland, ME 04841 USA

CMCA Biennial Exhibition – “The 2020 edition of the CMCA Biennial features the work of 34 artists from 17 Maine communities. The selected artists were chosen from a pool of more than 500 individual submissions by jurors Nina Johnson-Milewski, owner, founder, and director of Nina Johnson Gallery, Miami, FL, and Kate McNamara, an independent curator and educator based in Providence, RI.”

SEPTEMBER

Image: Erin Woodbrey, Studio View – The Fragment Series (Chicago)The Carrier Bag Series, 2020

Home as Situation – Group Exhibition
October 1 – 31, 2020
@ Bolivar Art Gallery
University of Kentucky
School of Art / Visual Studies

236 Bolivar Street
Lexington, KY 40506 USA

AUGUST

Image Left to Right: Judy Pfaff, Venae cavae, 2020; Erin Woodbrey, The Carrier Bag Series, 2020; Wilder Alison, archived in the/hem bathe in tin/, 2019

(im)materiality – Group Exhibition
Wilder Ailson
Anina Major
Judy Pfaff
Sarah Trigg
Erin Woodbrey
August 21 – October 31
Gaa Gallery Provincetown
494 Commerical Street
Provincetown, MA 02657 USA

FEBRUARY

Open Studios Thursday, February 20, 2020, 5-7 PM
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) Building 13, 2nd Floor

JANUARY

Artist in Residence, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA)

2019

DECEMBER

Party Line – Group Exhibition, 201 Telephone Box Gallery, Strathkinness, Sunnyside, Scotland

Image: Erin Woodbrey, The (thuh) Listening (li·suh·nuhng) Times (taimz), 2019, Inkjet print on newsprint

Party Line brings together ten artists who work across a range of material and process-based practices – from writing to working with wood, photography to print, performance to sculpture.

The exhibiting artists are: Beverly Chapman (UK), Chloe Laurence (UK), Danica Maier (UK), Daniela Cascella (IT/UK), Danielle Hark (USA), Erin Woodbrey (USA), Lada Wilson (UK), María Hrönn Gunnarsdóttir (ISL), Marika Borgeson (USA), Niamh O’Loughlin (UK). The group met at a residency at Hospitalfield Arts in Arbroath where the idea to show their work together at the 201 Telephone Box Gallery arose.

The exhibition runs December 1, 2019 until January 26, 2020.

 

NOVEMBER

Artist in Residence, Hospitalfield, Arbroath, Scotland

AUGUST

Image: Erin Woodbrey Fragment (Men’s Shirt Worn for Painting)2019India ink on fired porcelain formed from fabric and wood

The Fragment Series
August 30 – September 29
Gaa Gallery Provincetown
494 Commerical Street
Provincetown, MA 02657 USA

Gaa Gallery Provincetown is pleased to present The Fragment Series, a sculptural installation by Erin Woodbrey, in the Gaa Gallery Provincetown Project Space.

Erin Woodbrey (b. 1985, Portland, ME) is a New England-based visual artist whose cross-disciplinary works—videos, photographs, prints, and sculpture—are defined by their shared fascination with process and the lineage of learning and objects. Woodbrey’s Fragments are intellectual explorations of what might be called cycle and residue: as the artist proceeds through the multiple steps of collecting, casting, shaping, and firing found material, deeply felt questions emerge of beginnings, endings, and the transformations that can sometimes eclipse finality with their suggestions of fluidity.

In The Fragment Series, Woodbrey utilizes an accelerated process of transformation, intense with physicality from its point of origin through its high fire evolution. The artist begins with a selection of everyday items, including old t-shirts and backyard branches, and dips them in liquefied porcelain before shaping them around wooden armatures and encasing them in multiple layers of slip. Woodbrey surrenders to the forces of heat and time in the kiln, where fabric and wood burn away, slumping and fusing to create fossil-like objects: organic transformations that simultaneously discard and memorialize their original forms. This two-pronged process of mediated recklessness and informed experiment is the conceptual frame for resultant objects that endure as enchanted, organic reliquaries bearing witness to the quotidian experience.

Erin Woodbrey was a 2018 recipient of a School of the Museum of Fine Arts Traveling Fellowship, and her work was most recently exhibited at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland, ME; Gaa Projects Cologne in Germany; and Code Art Fair, Copenhagen, Denmark. Recent solo exhibitions include Leg, Limber, Lumber, Limb, Higgins Gallery Cape Cod Community College, Barnstable, MA; Time Mothers, Gaa Gallery, Provincetown, MA; Material Studies, Arena Gallery, Liverpool, UK; and Air of Another Planet, Gaa Gallery, Wellfleet, MA. Woodbrey received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2014, and her work is included in the public collections of Columbia College, Chicago; Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA; and the Fundación ́ace Art Collection, Proyecto’ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

 
 
 

MARCH

Photos by Philippe Gerlach

Ain’t No Use
opening March 22nd, 6-10pm
@ Crybaby
Genthiner Str. 36
10785 Berlin

“Rather like wishing to hammer a table together tidily, meticulously, with a craftsman’s skill, and at the same time do nothing. But not so that they could say: ‘Hammering is nothing to him,’ but rather ‘Hammering is real hammering to him, and at the same time it is nothing too,’ which would of course make the hammering become even bolder, even more resolute, even more real, and, if you like, more crazy.”

The exhibition Ain’t No Use presents a collection of works that engage with the question of utility – inverting the attributes of functionality and through modification or commentary relating to their surrounding environment.

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»einen Tisch mit peinlich ordentlicher Handwerksmäßigkeit zusammenzuhämmern und dabei gleichzeitig nichts zu tun und zwar nicht so, daß man sagen könnte: >Ihm ist das Hämmern ein Nichts<, sondern >Ihm ist das Hämmern ein wirkliches Hämmern und gleichzeitig auch ein Nichts<, wodurch ja das Hämmern noch kühner, noch entschlossener, noch wirklicher und, wenn du willst, noch irrsinniger geworden wäre.«

Die Ausstellung Ain’t No Use versammelt Arbeiten, die sich mit der Frage nach Nutzbarkeit auseinandersetzen, Funktionszuschreibungen umkehren und sich mal modifizierend, mal kommentierend auf den sie umgebenden Raum beziehen.

with
Lotta Bartoschewski
Olga Jakob
Dargelos Kersten
John Schulz
Erin Woodbrey

organized by Samantha Bohatsch & Annelies Kamen
exhibition text by Ferial Karrasch

image credit – John Schulz

2018

DECEMBER

Artist in Residence, Samband Íslenskra Myndlistarmanna (SÍM) Reykjavík, Iceland

Image: Erin Woodbrey, Mother Window 2019

Supplemental Light – Group Exhibition, SÍM Gallery, Tuesday, December 18, 5 – 7 pm, Hafnarstraeti 16 101 Reykjaviík, Iceland

Image: Erin Woodbrey, Fountain, 2018

NOVEMBER

Hold, Run – Group Exhibition, Gaa Gallery Provincetown 494 Commercial Street Provincetown, MA, USA, November 10, 2018 – January 12, 2019. Reception on Saturday, November 24 from 3 – 5 pm.

Hold, Run examines the world-building capacities of sculpture and its ability to create, transform and occupy space: the blurred edges of what constitutes two and three dimensional forms, the life-like facsimile of the cast form as a stand-in for the human body, the transformation of found objects to convey ideas about use, history and the proposals of the future, the transcendent use of materials, and the ultimate passage of time and temporality seen through material resilience and impermanence. Exhibited artists include Esteban Cabeza de Baca, Isa Genzken, Peter Hutchinson, Gary Kuehn, Erika Wastrom, Gillian Wearing, Erin Woodbrey, and Peter Zimmermann.

CMCA Biennial Exhibition – November 3, 2018 – March 3, 2019 – “Taking place in the fall of even-numbered years, the CMCA Biennial is an open, statewide juried exhibition featuring work in all mediums produced by the selected artists in the past two years. A snapshot of Maine’s vibrant contemporary art scene, the CMCA Biennial dates back to 1978 and is the longest-running juried competition in the state. Jurors for 2018 are Kate Green, Guest Director of Marfa Contemporary, Marfa, Texas, and Robin K. Williams, Ford Curatorial Fellow at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, Michigan.”

Image: Erin Woodbrey, Fragment Series, 2017-18

 

AUGUST

Gaa Gallery Booth 064 at Code Art Fair, Copenhagen, Denmark – August 30 – September 2, 2018 – Three person exhibition featuring the work of Gary Kuehn, Dani (Leventhal) ReStack, and Erin Woodbrey

MAY

it went like this: the skyline was beautiful on fire at the Vermont College of Fine Art, May 9 – June 1, 2018 – 45 College St. Montpelier, Vermont.

APRIL

Dani Leventhal Restack + Erin Woodbrey – Quill Ins’t Staying Now, Gaa Gallery Project Space Cologne, Germany, April 14 – June 30, 2018 – Große Brinkgasse 8, Köln, Germany.

Image: Erin Woodbrey, Mountain Chair, 2017-18

MARCH

Visiting artist at the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest Snow and Landscape Research, Birmensdorf, Switzerland.

IMAGE: wsl Storage facility for subfossil trees, 2018

JANUARY

2018 Traveling Fellowship from Tuft’s University School of the Museum of Fine Arts.

IMAGE: I am a tree, 2017

2017

DECEMBER

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VSC Fellowship Residency at Vermont Studio Center

IMAGE: Mountain, Mountain, 2017

 NOVEMBER

Leg, Limber, Lumber, Limb, exhibition review by John Pyper for Delicious Line

OCTOBER

Leg, Limber, Lumber, Limb, solo exhibition at Cape Cod Community College, Higgins Art Gallery, Tilden Arts Center at Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable, MA, October 5 –November 6, 2017.

IMAGE: installation view from Leg, limber, lumber, limb, 2017

SEPTEMBER

Time Mothers, solo exhibition at Gaa Gallery, 494 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA, September 1 – October 8, 2017. Opening reception September 1, 6 – 9pm.

IMAGE: Time Mother, 2017

The Time Mother Take Magazine Feature by Alexa Harrison

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MARCH 

Gaa Gallery Project Space Cologne, Artist Residency, March – April 2017

Figure Studies

2016

DECEMBER

Gaa Gallery, Cologne, Germany, The Grass is Green, November 19, 2016 – December 31

NOVEMBER

Blue Star Museum of Contemporary Art, San Antonio, Texas, Beneath Metropolis, November 4, 2016 – January 8, 2017

Beneath Metropolis, constructs the context of a fabricated cityscape, perhaps a hidden, alternate reality to our own. A dull wave is swelling beneath the surface of its people. An emotional struggle responding to the growing isolation that exists around each corner, in a society that engages more with the virtual than physical civilization. Some choose to deconstruct both physical and psychological space in a fight against the numbness of hyperstimulation.

Each of the works in this exhibition can be considered scenes from that aforementioned reality. A fleeting melancholy or familiarity is embedded in each object. There are also qualities pointing to physical mass, collectiveness, and society. The inclusion of pictorial and structural works are meant to place these subjects in the context of our built environment.

Featuring photography, sculpture, drawing, painting, installation, print, and mixed media, this selection presents works selected from our last National and International Open Call. Artists include Clarissa Bonet (Chicago, IL), Tannaz Farsi (Eugene, OR), Emily Hermant (Montreal, QC), Sharon Koelblinger (Philadelphia, PA), Alexander Krajkowski (Eugene,OR), Donald Morgan (Eugene, OR), Sarah Nance (Richmond, VA), Camilo Ramirez (Jamaica Plain, MA), Lauren Sudbrink (Chicago, IL), Erin Woodbrey (Truro, MA), Jason Yi ( Milwaukee, WI), and Qian Zhao (Juijiang, China & San Francisco, CA).

OCTOBER

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Arena Gallery, Liverpool, United Kingdom, Material Studies, October 28, 2016 – November, 12, 2016

Arena Gallery is pleased to present Material Studies, a solo exhibition of recent work by American artist Erin Woodbrey. Through a series of photographs and ceramic sculptures Material Studies observes and re-envisions the landscape as a site of both nature and document. Reception Friday, October 28, 20166-8pm

MAY

Gaa Gallery, Provincetown, MA, Poetics of the Landscape, May 6 – 21, Opening reception will be held Saturday May 7 from 4 – 6pm.

Gaa Gallery, Wellfleet, MA, Summertime,  May 28 – June 29, Opening Reception, May 28 from 6 – 8pm

Boiler Room, Gum Transfer on handmade paper, 2010

APRIL

Gaa Gallery Cologne Project Space, Cologne Germany

Gaa Gallery is pleased to announce an upcoming group exhibition, featuring works from Esteban Cabeza de Baca, Rodney Dickson, Kenneth Dunne, Sophia Hamann, Barry Stone, Ena Swansea and Erin Woodbrey.

The exhibition will run concurrently with Art Cologne and will be the gallery’s first exhibition in Germany. The Gaa Gallery Project Space is located at Große Brinkgasse 8, 50670 Cologne, Germany and will be open from Sunday, April 10 – Tuesday, April 12 and Thursday, April 14 – Sunday, April 17 from 10am – 7pm with a reception and brunch Saturday, April 16 from 10am – 2pm. Parking is available across the street at the Parkhaus Bazaar de Cologne on Große Brinkgasse 11.

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 MARCH

Artist in Residence at the Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Ireland

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FEBRUARY

Internationale Papierkunstbiennale, Haacht, Belgium, February 21 – 28

2015

Earth to Earth, Higgins Art Gallery, Cape Cod Community College, Barnstable, MA, USA

JULY

Air of Another Planet, Gaa Gallery, July 2 – 19, Opening Reception July 2, 6-8pm, 230B Main Street Wellfleet, MA.

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JUNE

A Call For Drawings, University of the Arts Utrecht, Basis Voor Actuele Kunst – June 24 – July 12, Symposium – Drawing Conclusions, June 24, 12 – 5pm, Lange Nieuwstraat, Utrecht, Netherlands

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2014

DECEMBER

Benefit Exhibition, International Print Center New York, November 21 – December 13, 2014, Opening Reception: Thursday, November 20, 6-8 pm, 508 West 26th Street, 5th Floor.

NOVEMBER

Holiday Sale, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA November 20 – 23,  230 the Fenway, Boston, MA.  More information can be found here.

SEPTEMBER

Clouds, ArtSTRAND, Provincetown, MA, September 26 – October 15, Opening Reception September 26, 6-9pm, 494 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA

AUGUST

Undercoat, Solo Show, Gallery 10, Truro, MA, August 11- August 25, Opening Reception August 14, 4-6pm, 10 Meetinghouse Road, Truro, MA

JULY

Reflections of Now, Juried by Sarah Lutz and Richard Baker, The Gallery at Castle Hill, Truro, MA, July 15 – July 28, Opening Reception July 17, 4-6pm, 10 Meetinghouse Road, Truro, MA.

JUNE

Skywalker Gala, June 7, 7 PM – 9:30 PM @ Mana Contemporary, 2233 S. Throop Street, Chicago, IL.  Benefit to support Threewalls gallery.  In with the lot of them is a special version of Energy Assessment (Door).  Bidding starts here!

APRIL

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Sullivan Galleries, 33 S. State Street #7, Chicago, IL, April 26–May 14, 2014, See more!

2013

NOVEMBER

Artist talk: Quo· tid· i·an, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 280 S. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL, November 21, 12:15pm

SEPTEMBER

UPCOMING SHOW: Paper Tradition and Experiment at the Arka Gallery, Vilnius Lithuania, October 1 – 19, 2013

AUGUST

Monumental Idea in a Miniature Book goes to Spain!

The Domestic Tarot was selected for another installment of MIMB’s exhibition tour. Check out the catalog here.

JULY

Artist of the week @ IPCNY!

JUNE

UPCOMING SHOW: New Prints/New Narratives at the International Print Center, New York. 

The show will be up June 13th – August 9th.  On Thursday June 13 there will  artists talks in the gallery from 5 – 6pm,  and an opening reception from 6-8pm.  If you are in New York this month or next please stop by.  The gallery is located at 508 W26th Street.  For more information about the show visit www.ipcny.org.