C U R R E N T E X H I B I T I O N S
LORI WARNER - WORKSHOP PRINTS
U P C O M I N G E X H I B I T I O N S
PAINT, STITCH, PRINT
JUDY FRIDAY, DENYSE SCHMIDT, LORI WARNER
OPENING RECEPTION, SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7, 5PM - 8PM
We're very pleased to announce PAINT, STITCH, PRINT - a three person exhibition with work in three mediums. This is the first three person exhibition hosted by the gallery since 2010. In Paint, Stitch Print Judy Friday, Denyse Schmidt and Lori Warner have brought an unfettered approach to their creativity, striving toward greater exploration in their chosen medium and it’s relationship to traditional craft, specifically quilt making and weaving. The inclusive relationship between craft and art, past to present, and women to each other is explored. Small revelations thoughtfully engage the mind to complete a narrative through piecing and sewing of fabric, painted geometric shapes of color and printed, woven and layered paper. More information and photos.
Judy Friday has built a comprehensive career as a dedicated and passionate artist embracing diverse mediums. The paintings included in Paint, Stitch, Print are her response to the masterful work of the Gee’s Bend quilters and translates into an exceptional series of new work by one of Connecticut’s most well regarded working artists.
Denyse Schmidt lives and works in Bridgeport, CT. Intrigued by the rich historical nature of quilts and inspired by beauty born of necessity, she brings her distinctive aesthetic sensibility – clean, spare lines, rich color and bold graphics – to this rich art form. She has won acclaim from the worlds of art, design and craft. Schmidt has been published in hundreds of distinguished magazines and newspapers worldwide including American Craft, Dwell, The New York Times Magazine, TIME, Wallpaper, and The Wall Street Journal. Denyse was recently interviewed for a Yale University Press project in partnership with the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation.
Lori Warner is a painter / printmaker working primarily in monotype. Warner has been featured in group and solo shows nationally and abroad. She has been published in several books and papers including Proof in Print and ReThink Ink published by Boston Public Library, Art in America, Art New England, The Boston Globe, New Haven Magazine, The New London Day, New York Times. Warner's work is in the collections of Boston Public Library, DeCordova Museum, Yale, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, among others. Warner has received several national awards for her work.
PAINT, STITCH, PRINT runs thorugh January 10, 2016
UPCOMING EXHIBITION: FALL 2016 - CHRISTOPHER STEINER AND DAVID RAU
U P C O M I N G E VENTS
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 5-8PM
Opening Reception for PAINT, STITCH, PRINT - Join us!
TERRARIUM WORKSHOP WITH TOVAH MARTIN
WE'RE PLANNING FOR EARLY SPRING - Contact us to get on the list to be notified of the date.
Our popular Terrarium Workshop with Tovah Martin is back! Learn the art of the terrarium by the woman who wrote the book! We always enjoy hosting Tovah and are thrilled to have her visit once again - our 7th workshop!
KNITTING DAY AT THE GALLERY
No official project (or instruction), just a nice group of knitters at various levels of expertise doing various projects. Come by for a short visit, or stay as long as you'd like. Refreshments will be served. Limited space. Free (although, we're happily accepting cash donations for our scholarship fund benefiting the arts in CT public schools).
AVERAGE JOE PHOTO SHOW - CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
DEADLINE: MONDAY, JAN 5TH, 2016
Do you take photos with your mobile device? Then your photos may be included in our 3rd annual international photogrpahy exhibition! submit up to 12 photos taken during 2015, containing a human connection, or experience of caring - medical or otherwise.
The Average Joe Photo Show is an international photography exhibition hosted at Lori Warner Studio / Gallery and online to benefit MSF/Doctors Without Borders. Please visit averagejoephotoshow.com for more information. Submissions are being accepted now through the end of 2015! Don't hesitate! Submit here!
The Average Joe Photo Show highlights the average person’s perspective of our everyday world. Since the majority of the worlds’ population now enjoys some sort of mobile device, this exhibition seeks photographs of ordinary or (extra) ordinary moments taken with the camera app on a cell phone or other mobile device. The response from the press, participants and visitors has been incredibly positive. We encourage everyone to get invovled!
R E C E N T E X H I B I T I O N S
JEREMY INNESS ZIEMANN
Our 2014 Solo Artist. Ziemann's new series of works are light sensitive structures that are "captive forms" meant to be explorations of atmosphere and light experience. The medium of cast urethane has been meticulously researched and tested - to the extent of designing a hyperbaric chamber to aid in the creation of these forms.
"Ziemann has achieved a sense of light and color without physically lighting his work. I have yet to see any works in contemporary art with this subtlety of illumination from within. This new series is extremely complex in process, but doesn't show this; Ziemann's work retains a simplicity and pureness. It's very refreshing to see work that portrays color and gradation of tones in such a direct, yet atmospheric way. I left the studio with excitement for him, the work and even my own work."
N O T E W O R T H Y
Lori Warner's Calm 01 published on book cover
Average Joe Photo Show goes to college!
Carrie Gustafson featured in New England Home, Jan-Feb 2014