TAKE 2 | The Alice | Seattle, WA | |

A special two week group exhibition produced for The Alice by studio e, curated by Emily Burns of Maake Magazine and Kelsey Siegert of studio e. 

Special Friday & Saturday Hours:
January 27 & 28, 1–7pm
February 03 & 04, 1–7pm

Take 2 features work in a range of media from Caroline Wells Chandler, Emily Burns, Kyla Hansen, Caroline Larsen, Karen Lederer, Emily Silver and Seattle-based artists Paul Komada and Whiting Tennis.  In conversation with one another, these works address craft, kitsch, and the politics of object-making.

The textile arts, including materials and methods often associated with craft and women’s work, appear in myriad ways in the works of contemporary artists. Historically, these skills have been implicated in the conception of femininity, leaving their methods ripe for exploration and subversion. Take 2 incorporates stitching, quilting, crochet, and knitting in conversation with painting and prints that make distinct references to textiles and needlework. The physicality and tactility of the surfaces of the works—guided by the materials and processes involved in their creation—offer a uniquely visual experience of surfaces that desire to be touched and held, replicating the tactile attraction of their utilitarian predecessors.

A vibrant palette is a shared characteristic of the works in Take 2, with the liberal use of vibrant hot pink, fluorescent yellow and Cheeto orange. Rebellious and playfully humorous, the works investigate gender and constructions of domesticity, and offer outlets for engineering craft and fiber arts with 21st century methods.

Karen Lederer | Cheetos Bowl | 2016 | oil and acrylic on panel | 24 x 20 in.

Karen Lederer | Cheetos Bowl | 2016 | oil and acrylic on panel | 24 x 20 in.


KITSCH | studio e gallery | Seattle, WA
December 10, 2016–January 21, 2017

studio e gallery and Maake Magazine are pleased to present the group exhibition Kitsch, curated by Kelsey Siegert and Emily Burns of MAAKE magazine. Kitsch features multi-medium work from Emily Silver, Karen Lederer, Caroline Larsen, Caroline Wells Chandler, and Seattle based artist Paul Komada. In conversation with one another these works elevate and challenge notions of craft kitsch, and the politics of object making.

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Deal With It

August 22 – October 19, 2016

A survey of contemporary painting and works on paper by thirty-three contemporary artists curated by Emily Burns. The exhibition takes place at the Woskob Family Gallery in downtown State College, PA. 


Including work by:
Diana Behl
Julia Berkman
Morgan Blair
Caetlynn Booth
Melissa Brown
Matthew Carrieri
Caroline Wells Chandler
Sarah Coote
Douglas Degges
Maria Dimanshtein
Magda Dudziak
Sarabeth Dunton
Mark Joshua Epstein
Jen Hitchings
Peter Hoffmeister
Ken Horne
Will Hutnick
Katie Kirk
Kirstin Lamb
Tony Loftman
Kate McCammon
Senem Oezdogan
Janet Olney
Ashely Peifer
Allison Reimus
Samantha Robinson
Kathleen Rogers
Gyan Shrosbree
Yael Ben-Simon
Garth Swanson
Millee Tibbs
Emma Webster
Sarah West
Nick Wilkinson

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