A Painter’s Table
Katy Richards, Corrie Slawson & Nikki Woods
Opening reception: October 7th, 2022, 6-9pm
In this collaborative exhibition, three Cleveland artists center a table-length display of fruit, florals, china, jewels, and memento mori to conjure feelings of abundance, pleasure, and improvisation in the studio. They invite viewers to pull up a bench and an easel of their own, welcoming artists of all skills and media to celebrate artmaking in warm company. Richards’, Slawson’s, and Woods’ own lush prints and paintings will anchor the exhibition walls, and together, the artists will maintain the central, opulent tablescape as a site for guests to gather around and quite literally draw inspiration.
The trio will host “Sunday Painter” drawing and painting socials on Sunday, October 9th and Sunday, October 23rd from 2-4pm. Drawing horses and art supplies provided. Participants will have the option to display any artworks they’ve produced during the social sessions as part of the exhibition, which will remain on view through November 12th.
A Painter’s Table opens on Friday, October 7th at Waterloo Arts Gallery (15605 Waterloo Rd) between 6-9pm. Following the opening reception, the exhibition will be open to visit on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 12pm-4pm; during two public painting sessions on Sunday, October 9th and Sunday, October 23rd from 2-4pm; and by appointment on weekdays until November 12th. To request an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 216.692.9500.
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Katy Richards creates fleshy oil paintings that are concerned with the materiality of paint as well as the physicality of the human body. She is inspired by underwater and sea life, and paints from experiences as well as reference photography. Her work is in the Progressive Art Collection, and many other private and public collections. Richards teaches painting and drawing at Kent State University and received a BFA from The Cleveland Institute of Art and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art.
Corrie Slawson’s work is a result of a journalistic survey of properties and land; she builds city/landscapes that underscore development patterns of population loss and land-use that emerge through layers of printmaking, drawing and painting. Her work has been exhibited in the US and internationally, including at MOCA Cleveland, The Toledo Museum of Art, Akron Art Museum, Centro Culturel de Tijuana, SPACES and Zygote Press. Corrie earned her BFA at Parsons School of Design (NY) and her MFA at Kent State University. Her work is represented by Shaheen Modern and Contemporary in downtown Cleveland.
Nikki Woods was born in Cleveland, OH in 1990, and she received a BFA in painting from the Cleveland Institute of Art (2012). Her lush and psychologically resonant paintings depict subjects ranging from playboy bunnies to ghosts, mystical creatures, and porcelain tchotchkes. With confident brushwork and an exuberant color palette, Woods deftly negotiates pop culture, art history, and mysticism to conjure a glimpse of another world. Her paintings have been exhibited in two solo exhibitions at Hedge Gallery in Cleveland, and also in numerous group exhibitions in local Cleveland galleries such as Survival Kit, Sunroom Project Space, Cleveland State Gallery, and SPACES. She currently lives and works in Cleveland, OH, where she is the director of the Reinberger Gallery at the Cleveland Institute of Art. She is represented by Hedge Gallery.