Central Vermont Medical Center December 10 - January 20th Reception; January 4th, 4 - 6 pm CVMC Art Gallery is located in the lobby of the hospital..
Images of the work. By repurposing old artworks in combination with found objects (which include old book parts, maps, family letters, surgical masks, used clothing, photographs, and residues from making art), I sew and print nostalgic ephemera and mundane studio detritus into new forms. Memories become unencumbered and universal. Sense of place is found through reconfiguring maps, and envisioning family functions and dysfunctions. I use both loops and a quarter almond shape to represent humans energetically. A loop line differentiates an interior and an exterior. A quarter almond shape is a portion of a whole, thus can be seen as a yearning connection. Family and their dynamics guide my work; our ancestry, which seems precious, is continually altered by the introduction of new people into a family (marriage, adoption, divorce, children out of wedlock, etc.) By collaging, I connect forms (or don’t), and the layers of shapes that ensue speak to the complexity of these familial relationships. In addition, I explore a tension that I experience when memories become burdened by personal ephemera. The titles of my work are often found within the work as the old book pages and cut-up letters provide a multitude of textual options.
Twiggs Gallery 254 King Street, Boscawen, NH September 9-October 28, 2023 Opening Reception: September 9 from 1-3 pm
Cut It Out! showcases the transformative power of cutting as a creative process. Artists explore how the act of cutting flat materials to generate space and/or recombining cut-out materials can give birth to new narratives, juxtapositions, and compositions.
Announcing this fabulous show at The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery, 266 Pine St., Burlington. It is put on jointly with BAG (Book Arts Guild of Vermont) It is always a great show as it is an opportunity to see what doesn't get shown a lot - things that live on shelves and in boxes. Books are difficult to show and people don't alway know what to do with them. I am glad to be part of the tradition and show my seemingly awkward work! Thank you, Pamela Polston, for the great review in the Seven Days of the show.
We are please to present "passionately new new," a pop-up exhibition that showcases artists that have previously (2022) taken workshops at new new art studio. To share the work of these artists, that chose to be in this show, is sharing the passion and excitement that they bring to the studio when participating in a workshop. They are showing work that was done in one of our workshops or that was inspired by taking a workshop at new new art studio. Both printmaking and bookmaking work will be on view.
"Family" Scavenger Gallery June 2 - August 29 Receptions; June 2 from 5:30 - 7:30 & July 7 from 5:30 - 7:30
Two shapes feature in my work: a loop and a quarter-oval. Both are used to represent humans in an energetic way. A loop also references the mechanics of a sewing machine, which is what I use to compile my collages, and, when a loop is a line, I like how it differentiates an interior and an exterior. A quarter oval shape I see as a part of a whole, which is always searching for connection. Family and its dynamics guide my work; our ancestry, which seems precious, is continually altered by the introduction of new people into a family (marriage, adoption, divorce, children out of wedlock, etc.) By collaging, I connect forms (or don’t), and the layers of shapes that ensue speak to the complexity of these familial relationships. In addition, I explore a tension that I experience when memories become burdened by personal ephemera. The sentimental action of saving letters and photographs raises such questions; do memories need a photo or a letter to anchor them and remain valid? Is there a point in saving what nobody seems to want? Through repurposing old artworks in combination with found objects (which include old book parts, family letters, surgical masks, used clothing, photographs, and residues from making art), I see transforming the artifacts - rather than preserving them - as a nod to my grief and acceptance that memories change and get lost over time. I seek to have memories become unencumbered - a notion I get more familiar with as I do the work and repurpose more family letters and photographs. The titles of my work are usually found within the work; old book pages and cut up letters provide a multitude of textual options. View Works Here
Paula Higa is a choreographer and dancer from Brazil and currently teaches at the University of Vermont. I have been lucky to work with Paula and participate in the creation of the stage design for this elegant performance that is on view May 5 and 6th. Click here for Tickets
It was very exciting to watch this show come together. Koch and Douglas have both changed the way I looked at mundane objects. Over the last year, whenever I went to Jennifer’s frame shop (Frames for you and Mona Lisa Too) she would have a new “Charm” to show me. I was charmed by each one - wanting to enter into the small space with the objects. Koch has a way of seeing/saving objects that gives them a new “value”- which is another charm of her work. With Jordan, I heard his stories about the long arduous task of cleaning out his father’s house which was such a contrasted to his clarity of vision. He has highlighted objects from chaos in a way that speaks of a time and a person. I related to his images, as my father passed away a little over a year ago and he saved tool related stuff in his workroom. Tools had great value in his mind and the quantity is sometimes astonishing. Jordan’s work helps me pause and give more thought to some of 'my father’s things.' Seven Days Review
On Exhibit April 7 through May 26 Two Rivers Printmaking Studio is pleased to present Emergence, a group exhibition of TRPS members and friends. Friday's reception is free and open to the public. Exhibiting their work are: Carol McNamee, Susan Smereka, Carol MacDonald, Mary Mead, Liz D'Amico, Victoria Salvah Herzberg, Kate Emlen, and Janet Cathey. The work is widely varied, yet all evoke a feeling of potential, a glimmer of light, a seed for change, perhaps a search for a new beginning. http://www.tworiversprintmaking.org/events-news