July 2017 New Exhibitions

Topics: Work on View
Posted:July 11, 2017 by Julia


You are invited to see two new exhibitions of my work: 

Thou Shalt Knot
"Knots are woven into the human experience and they permeate every part of our lives." writes curator Christina Connett, PhD, in her catalogue for the exhibition exploring the legacy of Clifford W. Ashley (author of The Ashley Book of Knots)  and the museum's collection of related historical and contemporary works. As part of the museum's collection, my ceramic "Tied on the Bight" (below) will be featured in the exhibition "Thou Shalt Knot" from July 2017 - June 2018.
Location: New Bedford Whaling Museum (USA)

Design Route at Zuiderzee Museum 
Several of my ceramic sculptures and my embroidered cloth sails from my "Immigration" body of work are now on view in the outdoor museum to be discovered along their design route in the sailmaker's atelier where I studied the 17th century craft that inspired me so deeply. My works are on view now ....and permanently:-)
Location: Zuiderzee Museum (The Netherlands)


Work on view Summer 2017

Topics: Work on View
Posted:June 18, 2017 by Julia

In The Netherlands, three of my drawings from the on-going "And to Harbor" series have been selected by a national jury (including Tracy Metz) for the exhibition "Water" at Museum de Fundatie running through 31 August.
Address: Blijmarkt 20, Zwolle

And, my ceramic sculptures from the collection of the Zuiderzee Museum from my "Immigration" project are on exhibition in the outdoor museum.
Address: Sluisweg 1, Enkhuizen

In America, my charcoal drawings from "And to Harbour" series are also available for purchase at the Atelier Gallery upon request. Contact the Atelier Gallery via email by clicking here.
Address: 200 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, USA

This week in June 2017

Topics: Invitation
Posted:June 18, 2017 by Julia

You are invited to two events to see my work (and me) this week in Amsterdam: 

Thursday 22 June starts at 19:30
Artists' Talk at Spring House
Along with two other resident artists Pleun van Dijk and Janine Frye, I will show recent work developed during our arts residencies at Spring House. The presentations and discussions will be moderated by Stephanie de Rooij and Eline Janssen. Evening will round out with drinks and DJ! RSVP by email here.
Address: De Ruijterkade 128

Saturday 24 June from 12:00-17:00
Open Ateliers on Lumierestraat
Please feel welcome to visit my new studio and see my latest projects and the creative community on Lumierestraat in Ijburg/Amsterdam Oost. No need to RSVP, just stop by and say hello! Look forward to showing you new work in progress and hearing about what creative projects you've been up to... 
Address: Lumierestraat 77

Opening Solo Exhibition at Zuiderzee Museum

Topics: Work on View , Invitation and New(s)
Posted:August 7, 2016 by Julia

You are invited to the private opening of my first Museum exhibition in The Netherlands...!
Since moving to Amsterdam from New York a few years ago, I have been developing a body of work about my emotional experience immigrating to this country and tracing my roots here. I am very excited that one of the places where I conducted my research, the Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen, invited me not only to develop my work into sculptures but also to exhibit the results. 

I hope you will be able to come and celebrate the culmination of this phase of the project and the acquisition of the Zuiderzee Museum of several of my works. I feel very honoured to have my work join their collection, which combines traditional arts and crafts alongside contemporary art and design inspired by it. There will be limited space at the Opening, so please RSVP by clicking the link below

Sunday 21 August from 14:00-17:00
Acquisition Exhibition: Julia Mandle "An Immigration" (on now through 6 November 2016)
Zuiderzee Museum (inside/binnen museum) 

RSVP here by email by August 15 

Review in Artscope Magazine

Topics: Work on View and New(s)
Posted:July 18, 2016 by Julia

Review by Suzanne Volmer, Artscope Magazine

"Of Water & Bone: Mother/Daughter Mandle in Newport" 

July/August 2016



"...The artists' aesthetics have gravitational pull toward process charged with cultural awareness and investigatory layering of content worth contemplating, especially in an election year. Gayle explores global issues of water sustainability and Julia examines the topic of immigration..."



Exhibition "Of Water & Bone" Newport Art Museum

Topics: Work on View and Invitation
Posted:July 17, 2016 by Julia

On view from 3 June - 9 August 2016
Newport Art Museum
76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island


You are invited to 'Of Water & Bone'
I am pleased to welcome you to see my latest exhibition 'Of Water & Bone' on view through August 9 at the Newport Art Museum.  This two-person exhibition opened June 15 and includes recent paintings and new glass works by Gayle Wells Mandle, as well as an entire wall of "Correspondence," which we made during one year in response to each other.

"Connected on a fundamental level through biological bonds as mother and daughter, their feelings about the pulse of contemporary life are clarified in individually conceived bodies of work and frequently, artistic collaboration.  Of Water and Bone is their latest joint exhibition, their seventh. The elemental title evokes a looking outward and inward, multiplied by the embodied confidences the artists disclose, and in which they invite us seamlessly to partake." - J. Tonick Champa in exhibition catalogue.