"Toy Boat" at Artspace New Haven

“Salvaged #3” © Catherine Vanaria

“Salvaged #3” © Catherine Vanaria

Catherine Vanaria, of Still River Editions, is featured in the group exhibition “Toy Boat” curated by Sarah Fritchey from the Artspace New Haven flat file. The exhibition runs from November 30, 2018 through March 2, 2019 with an opening reception on Friday, November 30 from 5 pm - 8 pm.

Catherine Vanaria is a photographer, master black and white printmaker, co-owner of Still River Editions. She is also Associate Professor of Art and Chair of the Art Department at Western Connecticut State University.

The other artists in the exhibition are Lexi Axon, Cynthia Back, Marion Belanger, Marc Burns, Jessica Cannon, Claudia Cron, Roxanne Faber Savage, Julian Gilbert-Davis, Nina Jordan, Sun Kwak, Elizabeth Livingston, Shanna Merola, Sam Messer, Jeff Slomba, Joseph Smolinski.

From the promotional materials:
“Life on the sea has captivated the collective consciousness of land dwellers—we go there to seek freedom, respite, peace and thrill, to unplug, practice mindfulness and drift into memories of childhood.  Yet the water has always been a highly sought after and contested territory, a site of violence, failed experimentation, economic competition, and the unknown.  This exhibition pulls from the Artspace Flatfile to explore how artists address these dualities today, constituting a show full of trips, which play out like a deliberately difficult tongue twister.”

Also happening at Artspace concurrently, the exhibition “In Plain Sight/Site,” curated by Niama Safia Sandy, with artists Jocelyn Braxton Armstrong, Kimberly Becoat, Coleman Collins, Adama Delphine Fawundu, Deborah Jack, Nate Lerner, James Montford, Tajh Rust, Tariku Shiferaw, and Maya Vivas.

Artspace New Haven is located at 50 Orange St., New Haven, CT.