Artists in Residence, New Curators, Artspace Opening, Photos from Shanghai, and Artist Adventures!
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ART SHAPE MAMMOTH is a non-profit organization with the mission to cultivate arts research, education, and dialogue by supporting the development of artists and by connecting them with new communities.  
We facilitate a national Artist Representation program with exhibitions, residencies, and visiting artist workshops across the country, ONE Arts community gallery and workshop space in Vermont, The Visitor Center Artist Camp near-wilderness residency site in the UP of Michigan, and Traveling Experiential Workshops in metal-casting and ceramics!

Margaret Coleman & Liz Ensz
Mercy Gallery, Loomis Chaffee School

Liz Ensz and Margaret Coleman were Artists in Residence at the Loomis-Chaffee School in Windsor, Connecticut in January 2016. This residency accompanied their exhibition, Continuum, which was featured in the school's Richmond Art Center gallery.

While in residence, Liz created a series of mono-type prints based on studies of light and color from recent travel in the Mojave Desert and processed and printed medium format stereoscopic photographs in their darkroom.
Margaret completed an installation in the gallery using many parts: sculptures in metal, clay, wax, and resin to complete a whole. She also installed a clay work space and worked in the gallery.
Liz and Margaret gave a talk to the students examining ideas of sustainability, collaboration, the unification of art and life, and using what you have.


Exhibition Statement

The exhibition, Continuum, features work by Margaret Coleman and Liz Ensz in a coalescence of material engagement, haptic experimentation, and ponderous forms.

Working at a juncture of immediacy and immersive process, Coleman uses materiality as documentation of artistic adventure. Objects created speak about their past as pure material, their formative process, and exist in a larger art dialog surrounding purposefulness and use.

Ensz employs theories of transient matter and object-oriented ontology to emphasize both presence and absence in her series of sculptural and textile works. She examines and re-positions our relationships to Objects and Hyper-Objects through mediations of technology, material translation, and the inadequacies of memory.

Lindsey French & Liz Ensz
 Hyde Park Art Center
ASM artists Lindsey French and Liz Ensz, along with Marissa Lee Benedict and Meghan Moe Beitiks, are currently artists in residence as _ture at the Hyde Park Art Center. The artists will present a performative conversation about their work on February 21st from 1-3pm as part of the IN>TIME performance festival. The following four consecutive Sundays, from February 28th to March 20th, will allow each artist to elaborate on their individual practice in conversation with a practitioner, or practitioners, from a related field of study.

_ture is a suffix that provides a for(u)m for ongoing conversation between artists Meghan Moe Beitiks, Marissa Lee Benedict, Liz Ensz and Lindsey French. The artists come together to discuss their overlapping interests in the complexities of sites, systems, ecologies, communication, matter, and relevant social histories. By immersing themselves in conversation, the artists concurrently produce work that deconstructs and reassembles these dynamic realities. Beitiks, Benedict, Ensz and French believe in the potential of this form to produce a more complicated understanding of the world: _ture is a space for examining the boundaries of individual action within larger, interdependent systems. Find more details here.
ASM Directors Joshua Hosterman and Amy Joy Hosterman celebrated the Grand Opening of their new home, the Loveland Artspace Lofts.

The artists celebrated with fire, art installations, sword-fighting, music, food, and open studios for the public (and the Mayor!) to tour.
The grand opening happened in conjunction with Loveland's annual Fire and Ice Festival over Valentine's Day weekend.
Amy and Josh displayed their work as well as the work of ASM artists
Seth Goodman and Chris Collins
Introducing Our New Guest Curator, Sheila Rae Neal!

I am a Ph.D. student at the Institute for Doctoral Studies in Visual Arts, educator, and artist- and very grateful and excited to be a newly appointed curator!  My interest is in aesthetics and the philosophical investigation of experience. I live in the Albany, NY area.

Exhibited art work: Windsor Whip Work Art Gallery, Fine Art Society of the Southern Tier, Delavan Art Gallery, University of Hartford, and SUNY Cobleskill. 

Published Art in: Press & Sun Bulletin, and The Spartan Daily.
Sheila Rae Neal, MFA, MA, BS
Visitor Center Artist Camp

Third Annual
Sustainable Practices
Artist Symposium

will be held
August 3rd - 14th, 2016

Scholarship Applications Due: May 15th
ALL Applications: June 15th
We are already planning our next Shanghai Symposium for Fall 2016!
If you are interested in applying, email
We visited many Artist Studios, Traditional and Contemporary Art Museums, Old Shanghai, The Bund, and more!
We gave lectures at East China Normal University and the Shanghai Institute of Technology Art and Design College!
We had a great opening and exhibition at 203 Art Space in the M50 District!
Translating the Intangible, work by Amy Joy Hosterman, Aubrey Roemer, David Alban, Jessica Mongeon, and Kristen Tordella-Williams
We had a public symposium at the Vanke Center, where we exchanged ideas about art and life with Shanghai artists Bu Chu Liu, Han Shaoguang, Michelle Yuan, Qin Ling, and Xiao Juan! Organized by Curators Vera Sun and Polo.
Even More photos and tales of our Shanghai Adventure...HERE
ASM artist Anne Beck is participating in The Printmakers Left: The New Walled Cities and Hinterlands: Models for Future Peri-urbanisms, as part of a collaborative team. The show opens at Arena1 Gallery in Santa Monica, CA, on February 20th, with a closing party and book launch on March 13th. Find more information here.
Disappearance is open February 11th through April 10th at Cinnabar Gallery in San Antonio, TX. This new exhibition is curated by Heather Knudson and features artists Chris Collins of ArtShape Mammoth, as well as Hillary Dohoney and Margaret Durow. Find more information here.
ASM artist Lindsey French and collaborator Willy Smart held they didn't bring enough water: a release event for material collected on a research trip in Southern California. The event was held at TUSK as a part of 2nd Floor Rear, an annual arts festival in Chicago, IL. More information is here.

Additionally, Lindsey will present "Packet Switchgrass (Panicum verbatim)" in a group show at Hygenic Gallery in New London, CT. The show opens February 25th and runs through March 12th. The exhibit explores connections and clashes between natural, cultural, economic, and moral systems in a world of open ports.

On March 12th, Lindsey will present on "weak media, phytocentrism, and gestures toward transgressing the self" at Human-Non-Human Networks, a symposium organized by Giovanni Aloi, David Getsy, and Andrew Yang, taking place at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Find more information

Seth Goodman will be speaking on February 23rd at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL, as a guest artist/scholar. He will discuss his recent work and personal history, as well as explaining new artistic projects he is exploring during his ongoing sabbatical.
Jane Gordon and her fellow members of the Desert Dwellers Clay Collective are leading What Becomes: A Community Sculpture Project, one of the Capstone events of Women & Creativity, a month-long annual festival in Albuquerque, NM. Six ceramic artists will facilitate the collaborative creation of a large clay sculpture during the first weekend of March to coincide with Harwood Art Center’s Encompass event and the kick off to Women & Creativity 2016. Find more information about the festival here.
International Iron Sculptor Coral Penelope Lambert will be leading up the Annual Iron Pour at Franconia Sculpture Park for the 20th Year Anniversary this summer. Coral started the Iron Pours at Franconia in 1996 with a small portable furnace when the park first opened, revisiting often as a Jerome Fellow and holding symposiums such as USUK and performance pours ‘Iron Butterfly I & II’. The Annual Iron Pour at Franconia has now become one of the largest iron pour events in America. This 20th year anniversary will be a spectacular event where two large furnaces will be run in tandem. Coral will also be producing new work during her residence. If you are interested to join her as an iron artist or iron intern please apply before the deadline of March 12th at this address.
ASM artist Jessica Mongeon has a solo exhibit, Strange Terrain
ASM artist Margaret Noble is in a group show, SKIN, at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, running through April 17th. Find more information here.

She also just closed a solo show at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library in La Jolla, CA, titled
Incorporeal Things to Control. Find more information here.
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