This is a great local art story. Asheville artist Dawn Roe started the Window program in 2013 and last year won a grant to expand it. The idea is simple: exhibit artworks by emerging and established national and international artists in a downtown storefront window.

Here’s the press release: henco1

ANNOUNCING

Window | National – A one-year project of Window (Re/production | Re/presentation)

Window (Re/production | Re/presentation) is extremely pleased to announce a multi-city project that will launch at satellite locations throughout the U.S. in January of 2016. Window | National will mount three, public art exhibitions throughout 2016 organized to be on view simultaneously at each location. Claudia Weber (Brooklyn, NY) will serve as the inaugural artist, with an installation date of January 8, 2016. In the spirit of community and collaboration, outside curators have been invited to organize the subsequent exhibitions. Kyle Weise and Simone Hine (Screen Space Gallery, Melbourne, VIC, Australia) will curate the second slot, scheduled to open in May of 2016, including the work of Joe Hamilton (Melbourne, VIC, Australia). Artist Joe Yorty (San Diego, CA) will close out the program with a work that will be installed in September of 2016. This final work will be curated by Amy Galpin (The Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College) and Alexander Jarman (The Walters Art Museum).

LOCATIONS

Henco Reprographics – Asheville, NC

The Olin Library at Rollins College – Winter Park, FL

Wayne State University Art Department – Detroit, MI

Normandale Community College – Bloomington, MN

Texas State University – San Marcos, TX

Passages Bookshop – Portland, OR

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

In 2013, the public art project Window (Re/production | Re/presentation) was launched in Asheville, North Carolina. We have since exhibited 19 artworks by emerging and established national and international artists in a downtown storefront window as well as one, off-site project developed in conjunction with The B.A.D.’s (Broadway Arts District) first Block Party. The project’s mission is to provide the passing public an opportunity to engage with artworks that address timely and pertinent issues around re-production and re-presentation in contemporary art. The original, Asheville location of Window (Re/production | Re/presentation) is very generously sponsored and hosted by Henco Reprographics. The Window | National project was made possible by support from a Rollins College research grant (The Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation McKean Grant), awarded to Window founder, Dawn Roe in 2015.

For more information on past exhibitions and a more detailed mission statement, please visit: www.windowcontemporary.org

SPECIAL THANKS

Window (Re/production | Re/presentation) would like to thank Henco Reprographics owners Will Rice and Arthur Fotos for their continued support of this project over the years, and for their assistance with the launch of Window | National. As well, we would like to thank participating artists Claudia Weber, Joe Hamilton and Joe Yorty, and our community partners at each satellite location: Millee Tibbs (Wayne State University); Amy Galpin and The Cornell Fine Arts Museum and Olin Library Staff (Rollins College); Kristoffer Holmgren (Normandale Community College); Mark Menjivar and Chad Dawkins (Texas State University); David Abel (Passages Bookshop); and our curators Kyle Weise and Simone Hine, and Amy Galpin and Alexander Jarman.

 

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