Fellow Fridays: Shankpainter Launch Party and Reading, Rehab El Sadek and Sasha Wortzel

Friday, April 19, 2024
5-8 PM

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Cover art for Shankpainter #63 by Visual Arts Fellow Tinja Ruusuvuori.

We hope you’ll join us for the final Fellow Friday event of the year! Visit the Fine Arts Work Center on Friday, April 19th from 5-8 PM for the exhibition openings of Visual Art Fellows Rehab El Sadek and Sasha Wortzel, alongside the launch of Shankpainter #63. The annual, limited-edition journal Shankpainter serves as a kind of yearbook for each Fellowship class. Edited and organized by the Fellows themselves, each year’s issue is beautifully unique.

About Shankpainter
The first issue of Shankpainter, a magazine of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown featuring the work of current Fellows, was published in September 1970.  For more than half a century, many of the Work Center’s Fellows have gone on to become the leading literary lights of our time. However, at the time of their Fellowships, each was selected as an emerging writer or artist of exceptional talent. In showcasing the work of each year’s Fellows (and occasionally, visitors), in a printed format, published annually as Shankpainter, an invaluable and fascinating archive of early work has been created.

Featured Fellows

Rehab El Sadek is a USbased Egyptian artist whose work utilizes sculpture, light, shadow, and memory to investigate the layered reality of the immigrant experience. Using repurposed and incorporeal materials, she creates alternative spaces that invite viewers to contemplate the role of the individualespecially marginalized individualsin society and the built environment. Placemaking can be a poetic act and a tool to build community. These are the core ideals of her art practice. El Sadek has received numerous honors including a 2023 PollockKrasner Grant, the 2022 Project Row Houses Southern Survey Biennial Prize, a 2021 Gottlieb Foundation Individual Grant, a 2021 Sustainable Arts Foundation Grant, a 2019 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, and a Sharjah Biennial Installation Prize, 1999. She also held a oneyear appointment as the City of Austins first ArtistinResidence, 2017, embedded in the Citys Watershed Protection Department investigating social and environmental issues. In 2009, El Sadek was one of 88 female artists included in REBELLE: Art and Feminism 1969-2009 – an extensive fortyyear survey of feminist artwork at Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, Netherlands. Selected residencies include MacDowell Fellowship, 2020; Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts, 2022; MacColl Center, 2021; VermontStudio Center; Gasworks StudiosLondon; and Art Omi.



Sasha Wortzel is a visual artist and filmmaker using film, video art, installation, sculpture, and sound to explore how this country’s past and present are inextricably linked through resonant spaces and their hauntings. Wortzel has screened and exhibited at MOMA DocFortnight, True/False, CPH:DOX, San Francisco International, Wexner Center for the Arts, Smithsonian American Art Museum, New Museum, The Kitchen, Henry Art Gallery, and Cooley Memorial Gallery, among others. Wortzel has received support from the Ford Foundation, Sundance, Field of Vision, Chicken & Egg Pictures, Doc Society, and a 2023 Guggenheim Fellowship. Wortzel’s work is in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, Studio Museum of Harlem, Leslie Lohman Museum, and Miami-Dade County Art in Public Places.

The Stanley Kunitz Common Room and the Hudson D. Walker Gallery are accessible facilities in compliance with ADA guidelines.

If  you require assistance to access these venues, please call the Fine Arts Work Center at 508-487-9960 ext. 101 in advance of your visit.

This event was made possible in part by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod.

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