For solo exhibition at Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA — October 2014
Reframe: An Exploration of Memory and Nostalgia
Photoville, Brooklyn, NY
September 18 – 28, 2014
I was invited to exhibit my work at Photoville, a unique, large-scale, photographic village with photographs exhibited in shipping containers in the heart of Brooklyn Bridge Park. The festival runs for ten days and I am hoping to attend this exciting event. photovillenyc.org →
ART MADE FROM BOOKS
My work is featured in Art Made from Books, a newly released title from Chronicle Books. Expertly edited by Laura Heyenga, this beautifully designed book features the work of twenty-seven artists who use books as the raw material for their work.
Chronicle Books →
500 Handmade Books, Volume 2
My work is included in another exceptional book, 500 Handmade Books, Volume 2, by Julie Chen. It showcases the unlimited creative possibilities of books as objects and as sculptural pieces.
Lark Publications →
Playing with Image Transfers: Exploring Creative Imagery for Use in Art, Mixed Media, and Design
Artist and writer Courtney Cerruti has written an informative and helpful new book on image transfer techniques in which she included my work.
Quarry Books →
Adaptation: Turning Books into Art
Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, MI
September 19 – November 7
I am honored to be asked to participate in a book exhibition curated by Linda Ross, which features a stellar group of artists including Ann Hamilton, Meg Hitchcock and Doug Beube. The exhibition will travel to the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts in June, 2015.
Commission for the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, CA
Recently I completed Filifolia #2, a commission for the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. One of the things I most enjoy in my studio practice is to do commissions for public venues, especially for healthcare facilities, where people who might not ordinarily visit galleries and museums spend time waiting in a sometimes anxious state of mind. I am happy to make work that calms the spirit and takes the mind off a difficult situation, if even for a few moments.
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In the Studio
Textiles are in Lisa Kokin's blood. Her parents were upholsterers, and she uses the techniques of sewing and book arts to create detailed, thoughtful work that often transforms found objects and words. For the exhibition Do Not Destroy, she created the piece Fauxliage: No Birds Sing which transformed Rachel Carson's landmark environmental book Silent Spring into delicate and quite convincing leaf forms, a reference to the anti-pesticide message therein.
Sunday, August 24, 10-4 p.m.
Moolah: A One-Day Book/Collage Workshop
Shredded money, a stripped-down board book, a book board, found text and imagery. These are the basic materials you will receive in our August workshop in which we will make books and collages using cold hard cash with its myriad associations and baggage. When money is shredded, the patterns, letters, numbers, and gradations of color are more striking and mysterious than when the bills are intact. A broad spectrum of contemporary artists who use money in their work will provide context and inspiration.
No previous art experience is necessary and beginners are welcome!
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REUSE MUSE V
Words / Letters / Fragments + Recycled Materials
A six-week class • Wednesdays, 1:00 — 3:30 p.m.
September 3 – October 8
With the lazy, crazy, hazy days of summer soon to be in the rearview mirror, we begin the fifth installment of the popular Reuse Muse class. In this class we investigate the intersection of text/fragments/letters and recycled materials.
Class size is limited. There are a few spots available; pre-registration is required. Beginners are welcome.
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