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Seredipity Magazine Article Shilo Ratner May2019
Seredipity Magazine Article Shilo Ratner May2019

Look at the art, not at me! I had a really fun morning yesterday with Serendipity Magazine, Lindsay Madden @lmaddenphoto shooting photos for an article in the magazines May/June edition. Excited to see what the interview looks like. 🙂

This painting “Open Spaces” will be available to view and purchase at the beautifully designed Putnam and Mason in May 2019!

This event is in conjunction with the Greenwich Arts Council and the Arts to the Avenue Event.

ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION

The Bendheim Gallery / Greenwich Arts Center, 299 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich CT
March 8 – April 4, 2019
Viewing hours: Weekdays 10-5, Thursdays until 7, Weekends 12-4

Public Reception: Friday, March 15, 6:30pm-8pm

Excited to have work in this exhibit.

JUROR: Megan Fontanella, Curator, Modern Art and Provenance at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Megan has curated or co-organized nearly thirty exhibitions for the Guggenheim’s extended constellation of museums in Berlin, Bilbao, New York, & Venice. Megan’s collection-based exhibitions have included Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim (2017); Art of Another Kind: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim, 1949–1960 (2012); and The Great Upheaval: Modern Art from the Guggenheim Collection, 1910–1918 (2011), among others. She also curated Visions of Modernity (2012-13), the final presentation of the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin. More recently, Megan co-curated Giacometti (2018) and supported Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting (2015-16), as well as Robert Motherwell: Early Collages (2013). Her current project is Van Gogh to Picasso: The Thannhauser Legacy (2018-20), an exhibition that will travel to Spain, France, and Italy. Megan likewise maintains the Guggenheim’s Thannhauser Gallery, a permanent display of 19th- and early 20th-century art. Apart from her exhibitions activities, Megan conducts provenance research for the Guggenheim & collaborates on cross-departmental initiatives related to collections stewardship. Megan received her B.A. in Art History modified with History from Dartmouth College & went on to receive her M.A. in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, where she specialized in late 19th-century French art.

Our Bodies Ourselves

March 7 – April 10, 2019

Public Reception: Sunday, March 10, 1 – 3pm

I’m looking forward to Sundays reception. What makes this event really special is that there will be three generations of my family exhibiting.

Ely Center Press Release – Each year during Women’s History Month, ECOCA showcases In Grace We Trust, an exhibition that commemorates the philanthropic work of Grace Taylor Ely who transformed her home at 51 Trumbull Street into a space for local artists to gather and show their work. Since her passing, the Ely Estate and Friends of John Slade Ely House of Contemporary Art have carried on this tradition, maintaining the building as a place that supports New Haven’s artist communities. In Grace We Trust addresses ideas of tradition and change — a nod to the past as we confront current societal challenges and rise together to create future narratives.

This year, we take inspiration from Our Bodies Ourselves, the pivotal book first published in 1970 in Boston, on the cusp of the 2nd wave of feminism. The book has become a trusted source of support for generations of women who continue to use what they learn in its pages to claim control over their bodies. The 2011 edition, the last print edition, focuses on women’s reproductive health and sexuality. It includes dozens of personal stories and essential, up-to-date information about gender identity, sexual orientation, birth control, abortion, pregnancy and birth, perimenopause, menopause, health issues such as breast and ovarian cancers, and sexuality and sexual health as we age.

Nearly half a century after the first printing of Our Bodies Ourselves, we are still struggling with a system that allows for “inhumane legal restrictions, the imperfections of available contraceptives, the poor sex education, the highly priced and poorly administered health care that keep too many [people] from having this crucial control over their bodies.” (Preface to the 1973 Edition of “Our Bodies Ourselves”).

Inspired by Our Bodies Ourselves, Trans Bodies, Trans Selves, was published in 2014 as a resource guide for transgender, gender expansive, and non-binary populations, covering health, legal issues, cultural and social questions, history, theory, and more. It is a place for transgender, gender expansive, non-binary, and gender questioning people, their partners and families, and others to look for up-to-date information on life under the trans umbrella. Artists of all genders are invited to share their work and experiences in this exhibition.

Our communities are strengthened through art as it fuels collaborative exchange and encourages us to understand and take responsibility for our mental, spiritual, and physical selves. Art continues to be a valuable tool for individuals to express their personal experiences and a social activator that brings communities together to address common concerns. Inspired by the work writers and editors of Our Bodies Ourselves have done over the years, this exhibition aims to create a safe, open forum in which to share concerns, hopes, and ideas.

Putnam and Mason

Artist Shilo Ratner, Open Spaces, 20 x 20in
Open Spaces, 20 x 20in

I will have work on display at Putnam and Mason this May. This high-end furniture store is a designers dream. This event will be in conjunction with the Greenwich Art Council’s “Art to the Avenue” event.

Putnam and Mason 34 E. Putnam Avenue Greenwich, CT 06830

Solo Exhibition: Lawn Club

Below the Surface, 20 x 20in, Acrylic
Below the Surface, 20 x 20in, Acrylic

2019 is turning out to be an incredible year! Another solo exhibition has been put on the books.

Lawn Club, New Haven, CT
Exhibition: November 1 – December 21, 2019
Artist Reception: Tuesday November 5 (5-7pm)