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WINDOW WELLS

NOVEMBER 10, 2018

Opening Reception – Saturday November 10, 2018 7:00-10:00+ pm
Viewing by appointment only

Yes Ma’am Projects is please to present Window Wells, an exhibition bringing five artists together for site-specific installations
in the intermediary spaces that provide safe egress, light and air for the basement gallery. As a function of safety and city code,
these openings are designed for the human body to move through in case of emergency but also offer wistful contemplation 
as private passageway to the outside world. The uniform dimension of each window well offers the opportunity for each artist to 
create an installation that can be viewed from the interior of an empty garden level gallery. 

Sarah Bowling (b. 1993) lives and works in her native home of Denver, Colorado. Bowling received her BFA in Painting and Sculpture
from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2016. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows across the country,
including Aggregate Space, Oakland, CA, RULE Gallery, Marfa, TX, as well as Sullivan Gallery, Archer Beach Haus, and LVL3, all 
in Chicago, IL among others. She was recently selected to be a RedLine artist in residence for the next two years in Denver, CO.

Kate Casanova is an interdisciplinary artist who explores the "posthuman" through sculpture and video. Her work is exhibited 
nationally and internationally at venues such as the Barbican Centre (London), Le Poisson Rouge (New York), and the Weisman 
Art Museum (Minneapolis). She is represented by the Kolman & Pryor Gallery (Minneapolis). She received an MFA from the 
University of Minnesota in 2013 and a BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design in 2008. She is an Assistant Professor 
of Sculpture at the University of Denver. 

Esther Hernandez is a self-taught interdisciplinary artist and recent resident at Redline and Platte Forum. Her work has been 
featured two years in a row as part of Arthyve’s creative programing. She explores love, connection, social norms, ritual and 
play through a variety of mediums with a surreal and situationist type of absurdity. She works with underprivileged youth for a 
living and often hosts large happenings and events. She structures performances in which the viewers show up expecting a 
show, but very quickly become the key players of the pieces themselves. So much of her work is devising situations through 
which she is able to examine participants within experiences she has designed.

Marsha Mack (b. 1987, San Rafael, CA) holds an MFA and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Women's and Gender Studies 
from Syracuse University, and a BFA from San Francisco State University. Fixated on social dynamics nuanced by subjective 
experience, her saccharine infused, texturally rich, process-intensive sculptures and performances have been featured in 
exhibitions domestically and internationally. Marsha is currently a ceramics instructor at Foothills Park and Recreation District 
in Littleton, CO, and is an artist in residence at RedLine in Denver, CO.

Frankie Toan is an artist working mostly with craft and DIY materials and techniques to create large plush sculptures, interactive 
works, and installations. With an emphasis on labor and process, Frankie explores the complexities of touch, connection, and 
embodiment. Frankie holds a BFA in Craft/Material studies from Virginia Commonwealth University, with a minor in Gender, 
Sexuality, and Women’s studies. Originally trained as a metalsmith and metal fabricator, Frankie has recently been following 
their love of fiber and all things soft. Frankie has participated in many group shows and collaborations nationwide. Having 
previously completed several residencies including a year at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, they have recently 
concluded a two-year residency at Redline in Denver, CO. Frankie is currently based in Denver.