September Gallery Feature
SEPTEMBER 5 – 30, 2012
Wednesday September 5, 2012 6pm – 8pm
Wednesday September 5, 2012 6:30pm
Join us in the next of our series of First Wednesdays, special events for the Museum of Contemporary Craft community and patrons of The Gallery. These intimate receptions give you the chance to meet our monthly featured artists and get the very first look at their latest work. We’ll have complimentary wine and refreshments on hand, so be sure to stop in and say hello.
Artist Ellen Wishnetzky is September’s featured artist in The Gallery.
Ellen Wishnetzky transforms an arsenal of organic materials through dynamic processes, resulting in sculptures which recall objects that haunt the periphery of a memory: a long-forgotten book, unfolded rugs, or half-constructed vessels. Her materials are hard and soft, strong and vulnerable – from oxidized metal, steel, and aluminum to cocoons, tulle, silk yarn, Japanese paper and recycled felt. The resulting works are constructed with materials altered by the passage of time, mixed with diaphanous, pliant and inherently fragile elements – all of which Wishnetzky deliberately cuts, tears, bends, and reconfigures. Despite the range of materials, her forms summon a neutral palette that call attention to the subtlety of hue unified with attention to edges, layers, and repetition. Here, repetitive processes transform organic materials into evocative sculptures, reminding us of the physical labor involved in making new objects that speak of the paradoxes of opposition and unification in a single sculpture.
Please visit Ellen Wishnetzky‘s website to learn more.