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Opening Reception: WIDOW MAKER


Please join us for the opening reception of WIDOW MAKER, a group exhibition featuring the artwork of Will Penny, Michael Porten, Britt Spencer, Elizabeth Winnel. 

Opening reception: Friday 11 December from 7pm to 12am at Rally (12 Ossington Ave). TO ATTEND, PLEASE RSVP AT:

The show will run from 11 December to 11 January 2016. 

WIDOW MAKER represents a union of Deep South and Great White North via four artists, Britt Spencer, Michael Porten, Will Penny and Elizabeth Winnel. All alumni of the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA and working alongside one another in a studio named for its treacherous and dilapidated state, Widow Maker. Several years and several studios later, the four artists present a collection of new works unique to each in approach, but unified by the spirit of community, camaraderie and conversation. 

With each artist hailing from different backgrounds and locales, (Spencer from Kentucky, Porten from Indiana, and both Penny and Winnel from Ontario, Canada), they brought to Savannah unique perspectives, joining a thriving creative economy hidden within the charm of the historical coastal city. The work currently on display is the byproduct of each artist’s respective practice, while also representing ongoing dialogues, shared techniques and aesthetic challenges that connect the group as a small community under one roof. This conversation and the resulting work is a synthesis of these influences that have been shared, exchanged, borrowed, appropriated, challenged and tested. As a series of replies, exchanges and retorts, the residents of Widow Maker have built a language unique to each artist, yet connected as a collective process.

Earlier Event: December 11
Jason Deary: ROLE CALL
Later Event: December 12