First Friday Gallery Walk. Gallery One | Nicole Simpkins, Summer Artist in Residence
It Never Ends
Residency: July 2–27 // Exhibition: August 2–September 28
2019 Summer Artist in Residence Nicole Simpkins uses imagery of invasive plant species found in North Carolina as a visual metaphor of the gentrification that is choking out existing communities around us. Simpkins will use drawing and printmaking techniques to create a site-specific, interactive environment in Gallery One, which will be her primary studio for the month of July. During regular hours, visitors are encouraged to enter the space, meet Simpkins, and learn about her work. Additionally, Simpkins will be hosting several free workshops outside of Artspace to engage the community in her process.
Upfront Gallery | Casey McGuire, Pop In Artist in Residence
Residency: July 2–27 // Exhibition: August 2–31
During July, Georgia-based artist, Casey McGuire will transform the Upfront Gallery into her studio. McGuire will engage with the Raleigh community to create a collective “dream home,” an installation project crafted from paper that will represent an idealized notion of community. McGuire will host a series of free workshops around Raleigh to gather ideas and data for this installation.
Corridors | Gabriella Corter, Angela Lombardi, Lakeshia Reid + Allison Coleman