The Button Show
Rush Arts Gallery
New York, NY
January 24 — March 12, 2016
Six of my button pieces will be exhibited in The Button Show at the Rush Arts Gallery in New York. Conceived and curated by independent curator Souleo, the exhibition includes the work of eleven artists who use buttons in their work in a variety of ways. I am so pleased to be included in this show.
To see more of the show click on the video above.
Be Creative with Workbox Magazine
Be Creative with Workbox, a well-known British textile magazine, published a full page image of Leotard as a preview for a full-length interview about my work which will be published in March 2016. I'll post the interview as soon as it has been published.
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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.
Page 226 (Das Kapital)
Ten Years of Artists’ Books
Brooklyn Public Library, Dweck Center Lobby
October 1, 2015 — January 24, 2016
I am pleased to announce that my work will be shown in the land of my foreparents, Brooklyn. My piece Page 226 (Das Kapital) is one of the piece in the show. Ten Years of Artists’ Books is a show guest curated by Donna Seager of Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley. It will be celebrating the anniversary of a gallery that has always championed the book as an art form. Donna Seager is unique among gallerists in that she had the foresight and vision to put the artist’s book on the fine art gallery map. This is a show not to be missed and will include a broad spectrum of artists working in the medium in a wide variety of ways.
Commission for the Palo Alto Medical Center
Los Gatos, California
My latest commission, Cordifolia, for the Palo Alto Medical Center in Los Gatos, is made out of paperback book covers and wire. It was fun to work with vibrant colors and make a playful, light-hearted piece. I love seeing my work in public spaces, especially healthcare settings where people from all walks of life can view and enjoy the work.
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Between the Covers: Altered Books in Contemporary Art
February 5 – June 6, 2016
The physicality of the book is explored in a multitude of ways by artists who use them to create sculpture, collage, and installations. My piece Panacea Pizpireta from my self-help series, will be on display.
Reuse Muse continues into 2016
Six weeks, Jan. 20 — Mar. 2, 2016
(no class Feb. 3)
Wednesdays, 1:00 — 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $495 (includes some supplies)
Registration has begun for Reuse Muse 2016. This ever popular six-week mixed media class is currently in its fifth year. The theme for the new year will be Ephemerama, transforming all kinds of found paper and photos into books, collages and sculpture.
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