Elena Berriolo, Josh Blackwell, Lisa Marie Ludwig, Yung Oh Le Page, Ezra Wube and the CMA Permanent Collection
Children’s Museum of the Arts is pleased to announce In Practice: Works in Progress, a group exhibition that turns the Cynthia C. Wainwright Gallery into working studios for artists. During In Practice: Works in Progress Elena Berriolo, Josh Blackwell, Lisa Marie Ludwig, Yung Oh Le Page, and Ezra Wube will transform an area in the gallery into his or her studio space. Museum visitors will have an opportunity to meet these guest artists who openly welcome questions and dialogue, and will discuss their processes, materials, and motifs. This program serves as a model of interactivity and engagement that benefits local artists and museum visitors while furthering CMA’s pedagogy of Look, Make, Share.
In Practice: Works in Progress encourages visitors to discover how artists work and the process of making art. “Works in progress” is a term that refers to all artwork that is in various stages of being made. The gallery will open itself up and visitors are invited to participate in every stage of the developing artworks. This artistic process allows materials and space to change. Visitors can question: When is an artwork finished? How do you begin a new piece? Do you need to plan? Or does creativity come freely and naturally? In Practice: Works in Progress encourages experimentation and art making in the gallery. The white walls can get messy, and work will go up or come down depending on the participants and the dialogue between artists—just like an artist’s studio. No day will be the same.
Featured image: Lisa Marie Ludwig, 3 Squares Mounted Facades, courtesy of the artist.