The Wordless Library
Seager Gray Gallery
Mill Valley, CA
September 1 - October 3, 2021
The Wordless Library is an installation of book-like structures made of copper and aluminum in which threadless stitches follow lines reminiscent of text. In some pieces they are grouped into “words," while in other works they look as though an animal has bored into them, creating uneven lacunae. Some are books with pages, unreadable and repetitive, forming random lines and patterns, stark and minimalist, artifacts of the times we are living through.
45th Anniversary Exhibition
Gail Severn Gallery
Multiple exhibitions throughout 2021
My work is included in this group exhibition commemorating the shared journey of the gallery and the represented artists. My work is represented by selected pieces from my Facsimile series, Buttonworks and horticultural-inspired work made from thread and book covers.
Community Health Innovations (CHI)
Montage Health/Community Hospital of the
Monterey Peninsula, Monterey, CA
View video by photographer Lia Roozendaal of the process of making Nature Library, a commission for the Montage Health/Community Hospital in Monterey, CA.
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Grape Expectations is a commission for Constellation Brands in Napa, CA which evokes the four seasons of a vineyard using parts of paperback book covers cut into the shape of grape leaves..
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Mending money: Lisa Kokin
Essay by Maria Porges
Maria Porges has written an insightful essay about my work with money as part of a series of essays featuring, in her words, “artists for whom mending plays a significant role in their art practice.” The essays feature work in a diverse array of media and I am honored to be included. Read essay here →
MENTORING & CRITIQUE
I work one-on-one with many artists in my Coaching/Mentorship Program, an outgrowth of decades of mentoring graduate students in local colleges and universities. The program is tailored to the needs of each artist and includes six one-hour meetings or the equivalent to be completed within six months.
Artists use their coaching/mentorship sessions for critique and career development, as well as issues related to maintaining a consistent studio practice.
For artists who live outside of the San Francisco Bay Area, mentorships are available via Skype, Zoom or Facetime.
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Archibald S. Alexander Library
New Brunswick, NJ
What Rights, a book collage made from a citizenship manual discarded by the local public library, has found a permanent home at the Archibald S. Alexander Library at Rutgers University. The piece can now serve as a catalyst for discussions on race and inequality in America.