"Modern Gleaners", one of a series of silk paintings by Berenice Pliskin about illegal immigrants in America, is currently on display at The Katonah Museum Artist Association at the Sculpture Barn in New Fairfield, CT., Oct. 12-Nov.2. http://www.berenicepaints.com/
Anna Drastik's "Chandelier" is currently on display at Triple Five Soul Store in SOHO. http://www.annadrastik.com/Barbara Murak's sculptural fiber lettuce that is currently part of an exhibition at the Kenan Center in Lockport, NY. http://www.barbaramurak.com/
This week's SDA-NY member news:
Elaine Lontemp's piece, "We Are But One World" has been included in the grand opening of the Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery in Escondido, California. The show title is "The National Fiber Arts Exhibition," August 28-October 3. If anyone is visiting that area of California, please see the show and the new gallery.
Elaine spent several weeks doing research to select the texts for“We Are One World” and its companion piece “No One Is Listening” for a show in Toronto, Canada. Most of the factual information was very disturbing and some of it tragic. Excerpts were inkjet printed onto fabric, then cut into strips and sewn together randomly with a red cross-stitch.
In “We Are But One World”, the colors start out dark and ominous, blacks and deep blood red, the colors of danger, anger, violence, bloodshed, death, negativity, hatred, power, revolt, and aggression, with words describing pollution, contamination, carcinogens, deadly human error and horrible violation of nature.
As we try to deal with the problems, the colors change to purple, the color of brotherhood, truth, taking action; olive green, the color of wisdom, acceptance, understanding; magenta, representing tremendous respect for the sacredness of all life, and dark blue, seeing clearly all that there is to see.
These colors work their way to orange, the color of joy, deep insight, trust, bonding; turquoise, individual responsibility and humanitarian interdependence; blue, integrity, honesty, diplomacy, negotiation, peace; and green, the point of change, inter-connectedness, balance, love of the Earth and harmony with nature and each other.
It is interesting to note that in order to read both sides of “We Are But One World”, one must change one’s viewing position, i.e. change one’s point of view.
Suzanne Punch, http://www.suzannepunch.com/, has a diptych window installation at Liberty House, a boutique at Broadway and West 112th St. "Autumnal Equinox", 44" x 12" banners, silk crepe de chine, painted with French silk dyes and brushed on gutta resist.
Jeanne Beck has a redesigned website and invites you to visit it at http://www.jeannebeck.com/