Helga Davis, Mark DeChiazza, Shara Nova / John Dante Bianchi, Lily Cox-Richard, Ed Fraga, Jack Henry, Sandra Osip, Ashley Eliza Williams


Wasserman Projects is pleased to present our Fall 2021 Exhibition, Ocean Body – featuring an immersive four-screen, multi-channel sound installation by Helga Davis, Mark DeChiazza, and Shara Nova. The work brings together song, found text, conversations, and new compositions written and performed by Davis and Nova in a sculptural dress built for two by artist, Annica Cuppetelli. Filmed and directed by DeChiazza, the installation explores the potential of interracial coalition through the deep yet tenuous bonds of the decade-long close friendship between the two women.

Paired alongside the installation, is a six-person group exhibition featuring works by John Dante Bianchi, Lily Cox-Richard, Ed Fraga, Jack Henry, Sandra Osip, and Ashley Eliza Williams. Mirroring the duality of intimacy and isolation in our relationships with each other and the world around us, the two and three-dimensional works as part of Ocean Body range from the monolithic to the minute. The exhibition will be on view by appointment beginning September 29 through December 18, 2021.

We invite you to join us for the opening day of the exhibition on September 25th, in the presence of the artists during our VIP pre-registered time slots for guaranteed entry from 6-9pm. Click below to reserve. Please note: from 12-6pm, Wasserman Projects will be open on a first come basis, with limited capacity. A free shuttle will run between the Michigan Theatre Building and Wasserman Projects from 12-9pm. Click below for more information or to reserve tickets for Bliss. 

Thank you for those of you who were able to join for the opening reception, which was proudly co-presented with the Michigan Opera Theatre and their production of Ragnar Kjartansson’s Bliss, at the Historic Michigan Building Theatre.

Wasserman Projects is committed to the continued health and safety of our guests and staff. Strict COVID protocols are in place and we kindly ask you to join us in adhering to the guidelines when visiting. “OCEAN BODY” will be on view through December 18th, 2021. Private in-person viewing of the exhibition can be scheduled Wednesday-Saturday by appointment only.

Wasserman Projects is pleased to present full length screenings every other Thursday evening beginning on October 21st, 20201. We welcome you into the galleries to full experience Ocean Body for a seated view of the film from start to finish (approx. 45 min.) Click button below to reserve your spot and select from following dates: Oct. 21, Nov. 4, Nov. 18, Dec. 2, or Dec. 16, 2021. Doors open at 6pm with opportunity to view complete exhibition, Admission is “pay what you can”, Limited seating for each showing, Registration required.