Power of the Page: Artists Books as Agents for Change
New Museum Los Gatos,
Los Gatos, CA
May 4, 2017 - September 17, 2017
I am pleased to be included in this exhibition that celebrates artist books as agents for change and social awareness. I will be exhibiting Abridged, a pulped book made from the American Heritage Dictionary, which was banned in several states for 39 "objectionable" words. In my piece, all that can be read in the pulped and baked pages are the 39 words.
#Repost @jewseum with @repostapp ・・・ "It feels particularly relevant to be installing this piece now," says artist Lisa Kokin as she discusses her installation "Inventory," now on view in the exhibition "From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art." "Inventory" was created after Kokin visited the Buchenwald concentration camp and confronted the piles of humble objects left behind. #GenerationCJM #LisaKokin
Sorcery & Craft
Allan Stone Projects
535 West 22nd Street, 3rd floor
New York, NY
January 10 – February 18
I am happy to be included in this exhibition with Circumstances Beyond Our Control, a mixed media found photo-based installation created in 1996. Selected from the Allan Stone Collection, the exhibition features eight artists who elicit folk magic in found objects and craft traditions. The works explore a fantastical approach to art making through mixed media constructions, assemblage and finely crafted objects. I love the work of the other artists in the exhibition and hope that you can visit it if you are in the New York area.
By the Book
Kaller Fine Arts
May 5 – June 30, 2017
Artists' Reception May 5, 6-8:30 p.m.
Open House May 6 — 7, 12 pm — 4pm
Five pieces from my Spines and Fragments series will be exhibited in this show, along with the work of seven other accomplished artists who use the book form in a variety of innovative ways. Panacea-Pizpireta featured above is made of self-help books spines, mull and thread. Click image to view larger.
Twelfth Annual Art of the Book Exhibition
Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
May 2 - May 31, 2017
This is always an inspiring show of books of all types and media by nationally and internationally known artists. I will be showing a recent thread and money piece, Not Like, which draws as its content and inspiration the text of "The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus. Perseveration, a book made from scraps from my Asemic series, will also be on display.
Seager Gray Gallery booth
Fort Mason, San Francisco
April 27-30, 2017
This annual art exhibition features work from dozens of galleries —local, national and international. I will have recent thread and money pieces, including Wall, at the Seager Gray Gallery booth.
Commission: Story Book
Kaiser Permanente Pedriatrics Department
San Francisco, CA
I have recently completed a commission for the Kaiser Permanente Pedriatrics Department, San Francisco. Story Book measures 24 x 66 inches inches and features book spines and covers from vintage children's books.
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Thread as a drawing element and form of embellishment will
be the focus of the our May workshop. In it we
will explore the use of stabilizers to make thread
drawings, lace- and web-like structures and as a
connection with other elements like found paper, book pages
and fabric. We will explore the expressiveness and fragility of
this most intriguing of materials. For examples of this technique in my work visit: Thread Gallery →
Sunday, May 21, 2017
10:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Plus $15 for supplies
(some supplies included)
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Reuse Muse III: The Joy of Limitations
In my ever-evolving teaching philosophy, which comes from my own studio practice, I have come to appreciate the importance of externally-imposed limitations in the creation of art. The format of the class consists of concept- and materials-based assignments and the distribution of weekly mystery bags which include two types of objects, along with a floater bag to be used with any project. Students are encouraged to use what is in the bags to create their work. The buzz is that it’s fun and pushes artists in directions they wouldn’t have taken were it not for the introduction of strange and interesting materials not of their choosing.
There are only two spots available. Contact me to sign up.
Six weeks, Mondays, 1:00 — 3:30 p.m.
June 5 - July 10, 2017
Six weeks, Wednesdays, 1:00 — 3:30 p.m.
June 7 – July 19, 2017 (no class June 14)
If interested please contact me asap, classes fill up quickly.
Cost: $525 (includes most supplies)
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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.
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