October 22, 2021

Exhibit & Art Talk

Claire Ashley: Cosmic Gasp

October 22, 2021 @ 6pm – 8pm


An exhibit by Claire Ashley

The West Shore Community College Humankind Series is hosting an exhibition of artist Claire Ashley’s work at 5 locations throughout the College’s campus and at Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) beginning Friday, October 22nd. The exhibition, titled Cosmic Gasp, will run through December 10th, 2021.

An exhibit reception will be held on Friday, October 22nd, 6-8pm at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts. During the reception there will also be a performance related to the artwork of the artist presented at LACA.

Last October 2020, Claire Ashley, as a part of Humankind, gave a presentation of her work, her inspirations, and presented a performance online. That talk and performance may be viewed at Works of Claire Ashley.

Additional information and on the artist may be found at :

Website: https://clairehelenashley.com/

Instagram: @clairehelenashley

Twitter: @ClaireHAshley

Facebook: Claire Ashley Studio

Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/user6799460

“Claire Ashley’s works are playful, magical, and in their large scale will transform both the interiors of the College Campus buildings, and the Ludington Center for the Arts.” said WSCC’s Professor of Art and Curator, Eden Ünlüata-Foley. “The dynamic nature of these works will challenge our understanding of abstract art and how art may be presented in unconventional ways.”

The theme of the 2021-2022 humankind series is movement. Topics to be explored under this theme include bodily ability (in the context of disability rights), socio-economic mobility, transportation, immigration, anti-discrimination social movements, and climate change.

For more information about the humankind series, visit humankindwscc.org, facebook.com/humankindwscc, or contact humankind@westshore.edu.

The exhibit, reception, and presentation are free and open to the public.​

Bio Details:

Scottish-born, now Chicago-based, Claire Ashley’s works mine the language of painterly abstraction, monumental sculpture, slapstick humor, and Pop Art to transform ordinary materials into inflatable large scale painted sculptures.