Tuesday, April 15, 2014

On Exhibit: Under Color!


After completing a month long Artist-in-Residence at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute at Brandeis University, where I made 10 construction fence-patterned chuppahs (Jewish wedding canopies), I am very proud to say that...
... my solo show, Under Color, is now on exhibit at the Kniznick Gallery in the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis, through May 22, 2014. The Opening reception is Wednesday, April 23rd from 5 - 7 pm. Please join us if you can.
Included in the show are Fence Patterned Chuppah Series #1 - #10. This series is created with monoprinted, handstamped, handpainted, and stiffened fabric. The simple printmaking techniques bring pattern and color to the traditional chuppah.
In addition to the chuppahs, there are also a series of small paintings I created, the Tallis and Fence SeriesThese paintings are created with acrylic "skins" from photos of my grandfather's tallis (prayer shawl), that are collaged on monoprinted textures of construction fences on fabric that is stitched, painted, and mounted on 8" x 6" cradled board.
In addition to the Opening reception on Wednesday, April 23rd from 5 - 7 pm, you are also invited to the following events:
Artist’s Workshop: Wednesday, April 30, 12 - 2 pm: I will lead a workshop in printing on fabric.  Drop in at any time during the session to engage in a hands-on experience.  

Gallery Talk: Wednesday, May 7, 2-3 pm

Additional programming: coming soon

The Kniznick Gallery in the Women’s Studies Research Center is in the Epstein Building, at  515 South Street in Waltham, MA (across from Brandeis/Roberts commuter rail station).
The gallery is open Monday - Friday from 9 - 5 pm. or by appointment. Special weekend hours are Saturday, April 26, 11-3 pm, and Saturday, May 3, 11-3 pm.

All events will be held at the WSRC and are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

World of Threads: Weekly Fibre Artist Interview


I have the great pleasure of being the latest artist to be interviewed on the World of Threads Festival website. If you would like to see how my work has evolved over the years, and find out what and who inspires me, please read Weekly Fibre Artist Interviews, Jeanne Williamson of Natick, Massachusetts, USA, Interview 111.



And while you're on the World of Threads website, take a look at the long list of Artist Interviews and read about the artists who were interviewed before me.

I'd like to thank Dawne and Gareth at World of Threads, for their hard work putting this together. They were a pleasure to work with.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

New Work: The Tallis and Fence Series


This 14-piece Tallis and Fence Series is created from photos of my grandfather's tallis (prayer shawl). They are collaged on monoprinted textures of construction fences on fabric that is stitched, painted, and mounted on 8" x 6" x 1" cradled board.


Because there are 14 of them, I've doubled the pictures up for viewing purposes in this post. The can be seen individually on the Tallis and Fence page of my website.


I created them while I've been an Artist-in-Residence at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute at Brandeis University. 

While I have been working on site for the sat three weeks at the Kniznick Gallery, creating a series of Jewish wedding canopies, or chuppot, I've been working on the Tallis and Fence Series at home.


Under Colormy solo show at the Kniznick Gallery, in the Women's Studies Research Center at Brandeis, will be on exhibit from April 14 - May 22, 2014. The Opening Reception is Wednesday, April 23 from 5 - 7 pm. Please join us if you're nearby.



Saturday, April 5, 2014

Artist-in-Residence: Day 15


These are the sixth and seventh chuppahs I've made as an Artist-in-Residence at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, at Brandeis University. 

Both are monoprinted and painted fabric. The top one measures approximately 48" x 55", and the one below approximately 48" x 40".


Please note that the gray on the edges is the wall color, and is not a part of this piece. I will get better pictures, with a white background, as soon as possible.

For the last three weeks, I've been creating a series of Jewish wedding canopies, or chuppot, to be displayed at an exhibition, Under Color, from April 14 - May 22, 2014 at the Kniznick Gallery


There are two more chuppahs that I'm working on, that need to be finished by Tuesday night, so we can start hanging the show on Wednesday.

I'll be at Brandeis next week, Monday to Friday from noon - 5pm at a minimum, working on site in the Kniznick Gallery.

Friday, April 4, 2014

On Exhibit: Tiled Fence Photos Series


Tiled Fence Photos #3 (above) and Tiled Fence Photos #5 (below) are on exhibit in the 8x8 ALL-MEMBERS' Group Show at Fountain Street Fine Art in Framingham MA through April 27, 2014. The Opening Reception is tonight from 5-9 pm.



For the show, I originally created Tiled Fence Photos #1 (above), which sold right after I posted it on social media. Someone reached out to the Gallery and purchased it.


Because of my not wanting to miss out of participating in the show, I created Tiled Fence Photos #2 (above). After I posted it on social media, someone reached out to the Gallery and purchased this one too.


And, Tiled Fence Photos #4 (above) also sold after I posted it on social media.

All of the work in the Tiled Fence Photos Series are mixed media on 8" x 8" x 1.5" cradled board
. It would be cool if the new pieces find new homes too, but one never knows what will be of interest to collectors.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Artist-in-Residence: Day 12


This is the fifth chuppah I've made so far as an Artist-in-Residence at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, at Brandeis University. 

It's monoprinted and painted fabric, that measures approximately 48" x 55".

I'm creating a series of Jewish wedding canopies, or chuppot, to be displayed at an exhibition, Under Color, from April 14 - May 22, 2014 at the Kniznick Gallery.


Please note that the gray on the edges is the wall color, and is not a part of this piece. I will get better pictures, with a white background, as soon as possible.

I'm currently working on two more chuppahs that are a similar design, but totally different saturated colors. One I expect to have finished early Thursday afternoon. The other will hopefully at the same time. I may be able to squeeze one or two more in before we hang my exhibit the next Wednesday. We shall see.

I'll be at Brandeis (tomorrow) Wednesday April 2nd, and Thursday April 3rd, from noon - 5pm working on site in the Kniznick Gallery. I will only be in on Friday for a few minutes to do some straightening so the gallery walls can get painted white over the weekend. Next week I'm pretty sure I'll be there Monday through Friday from noon - 5pm at a minimum. If you want to stop by for a visit, come any day except for this Friday.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Artist-in-Residence: Day 11


This is the fourth in a collection of chuppahs I'm making as an Artist-in-Residence at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, at Brandeis University. It's monoprinted, handstamped, and painted fabric, that measures 4' x 8'.

Please note that the gray on the edges is the wall color, and is not a part of this piece. This isn't that great of a photo, but it'll have to do for right now.

I also finished a fifth piece today, but I need to reshoot it. I'll do that tomorrow and will try to post it tomorrow night.

This week I hoping to make 2 - 4 more chuppahs of various sizes and designs, before we hang my exhibit the next week.

I am at Brandeis weekdays from noon - 5pm through April 11th working on site in the Kniznick Gallery. I'm creating a series of Jewish wedding canopies, or chuppot, to be displayed at an exhibition, Under Color, at the Kniznick Gallery from April 14 - May 22, 2014.

Please note that I will not be at Brandeis on Friday afternoon, so please don't stop by for a visit then. Any other afternoon this week is fine.