ART SHAPE MAMMOTH is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to connecting artists to new communities and supporting the development of artistic practice, dialogue, education, and research through creative public exchange.

Our Cross-Cultural Exchange program, as experienced by Finnish artist Mari Mathlin, whom we hosted in the US for a solo exhibition at Hair + Nails Gallery and a stay at The Future artist residency in Minneapolis, MN, and as a resident at the Visitor Center Artist Camp in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan during the summer of 2017. Video by Giraffe-a-scope.

Our Programing Includes:

  • An Artist Representation Program providing thoughtfully curated exhibitions, residencies, and visiting artist opportunities for professional artists nationwide.

  • A Cross-Cultural Exchange Program, exhibiting artists across continents, providing artists opportunities for exhibiting, networking, teaching and learning from each other in communities across the world.

  • The Visitor Center Artist Camp near-wilderness residency site in the UP of Michigan where we host annual artist residencies and a Sustainable Practices Symposium, inviting artists to experience a practice focused on sustainability and self-sufficiency by locally-sourcing and hand-processing materials for woodworking, ceramics, and metal sculpture while living and working communally in a wilderness environment.

  • ONE Arts community gallery and workshop space in Burlington Vermont, providing the Old North End community with hands-on art programming for children and adults, community art events, and gallery exhibitions by local and national artists.

  • Traveling Experiential Workshops in metal-casting and ceramics based out of Providence, RI and Loveland, CO. Traveling workshops promote accessibility in the equipment-heavy arts of ceramic and metal sculpture by bringing foundry and kiln processes out in the open and allowing the community a simple, hands-on experience.

Cross-Cultural Exchange, Upcoming Program!


Sufaces Traces

Art Shape Mammoth is pleased to host Sharon Norwood, Oneika Russell, Jeanne Proust, and Sandra Stephens from the Caribbean Islands, for Surface Traces at Yashar Gallery, with the generous support of Exhibition Coordinator Stephen Eakin.

A trace can be seen as a residual mark left over in time, not immediately discernible, or an outline that follows a fixed path. It can also be a conceptual tool used to interrogate the other within the self. This exhibition explores the relation of the trace to the surface.

Each of the artists approaches this concept of the trace in terms of one or more of these various definitions, while all connect to the ways the trace relates to history, time and memory. With connections to the post-colonial Caribbean, (three of the artists were born, live or have ancestry from Jamaica while one was born in Marie-Galante, Guadeloupe), all four play with notions of hybridity and unfixed notions of subjectivity to visually push this concept of the trace of the body on the surface and within its environments.

Yashar Gallery, 276 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn, NY
December 15th - December 30th, 2017
Opening Reception Friday, December 15th, 6 - 8 pm.
Artist talks at 7pm, Philosophy, Art & Drinks to follow.
Curated by Sandra Stephens.

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