Friday, May 31, 2013

Rhythm & Rhyme ~ Pattern & Texture

Tomorrow is the big day for me--the opening of our show at the Loading Dock Gallery here at Western Avenue Studios.  It's a joint show with Elaine Perra Renault who does these wonderfully intricate painted textiles.  She starts with prequilted cotton which she "primes" with a base color; then she adds patterns in each of the little sections.  All those tiny patterns add up to a larger design.   I love her work and she's been a delight to work with on this.

Our show title--Rhythm & Rhyme ~ Pattern & Texture--signifies both the process and results of our work.  For me my work is visual music and poetry with an ebb and flow and repeating motifs.  I'm pleased to share it.

My contribution to the show includes both my jackets and my free lace scarves.  I've been working hard to make sure that there are new works included that haven't been shown before.  But even the ones that some may have seen before look new when they are displayed in a new way.  It's very exciting.

Here's a preview:
 I hope visitors to the exhibit will see my jackets potential as wall art as well as wearable art.

Here's a sample of Elaine's work - A large dyptich called Galaxy.  You really must see it in person to get the full effect.

If you are in the area, we do hope you'll stop by tomorrow for the reception, or later in the month.  The show will be there through the month of June.  For details, check the gallery website or Facebook page.