UCROSS ANNOUNCES NEW EXHIBITION ENTWINED: JENNIFER REIFSNEIDER + MARTHA TUTTLE TO OPEN FEBRUARY 14
Public workshop and reception with the artists to take place Sunday, April 19
UCROSS, WY (February 13, 2020): Ucross is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition in the Ucross Art Gallery with work by Ucross Fellows Jennifer Reifsneider and Martha Tuttle. Entwined showcases 24 contemporary multidisciplinary works that incorporate various elements including fabric, sculpture, paint, and fiber techniques such as weaving, spinning, crocheting, and knitting. The exhibition opens on February 14, and it will be on view through May 15, 2020. Gallery hours are M – F 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays by appointment.
A workshop and public reception are scheduled for Sunday, April 19 in conjunction with the 2020 Celebrate the Arts festival in Sheridan. The artist-led fiber workshop will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Raymond Plank Center in Ucross. Materials will be provided. Please RSVP before April 10 by calling 307-737-2291. The opening reception with artists talks will take place from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Ucross Art Gallery. Both the workshop and reception are free and open to the public.
“We are honored to present the work of Jennifer and Martha in our new exhibition, Entwined,” said Ucross President Sharon Dynak. “Their work reflects a depth of multi-faceted engagement with the world, and leads us to find fresh ways to encounter and interpret our complex lives and surroundings.
“Each work in this exhibition tracks a single element from a simple source to tell stories that help us notice ways a material is inextricably contingent on and bound to what we both do and do not see,” writes Yasmeen Siddiqui (a writer, editor, teacher, and Ucross alum) in the exhibition essay. “Reifsneider and Tuttle have made offerings: ways of seeing celestial and earthly phenomena as they permeate our consciousness.”
Jennifer Reifsneider has exhibited her work in more than 70 solo and group exhibitions across the United States, most recently in the Montana Triennial at the Yellowstone Art Museum, the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Center for Craft in America, and the Craft and Folk Art Museum. Her work is in private and public collections, including at the Museum of Modern Art / Franklin Furnace Artist Book Archive and the Yellowstone Art Museum. Reifsneider participated in High Desert Test Sites as part of the artist collective, Constellation Lab. She’s the recipient of an Investing in Artists grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation, and an Artist’s Innovation Award, made possible by the Montana Arts Council, an agency of State Government. She was an artist-in-residence at Ucross in 2000 and 2017. Reifsneider was raised on a working farm in rural southeastern Pennsylvania. She earned her BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1995 and MFA from California State University, Long Beach in 2011. She lives in Missoula, Montana.
Martha Tuttle works between painting and textile. Her fabric-based wall works and sculptural interventions engage with the nuances of form and the hopeful fluidity between states of matter. Recent solo exhibitions include Baccante by the Sea (Geukens and De Vil, Belgium), Dances with Atoms (Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago) and I long and seek after (Jack Tilton Gallery, NYC). She was an artist-in-residence at Ucross in 2016, and has also received residencies from The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, The Josef Albers Foundation, and The Beinecke Rare Books Library. She received a B.A. from Bard College in 2011, and an M.F.A from the Yale School of Art in 2015. Born in Santa Fe, NM, she now lives and works in Brooklyn, N.Y.