Museum der Arbeit, Hamburg, Germany,
September 6, 2017 – March 4, 2018
Karl Marx’s Das Kapital is a classic of political ideas and one of the most influential and controversial books ever published. On the 150th anniversary of its publication, the Museum der Arbeit will host a multidisciplinary exhibition which includes three of my stitched Das Kapital works which are based on three random pages from my grandfather’s Yiddish edition of the book.
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
And So It Begins
On Center Gallery
July - August, 2017
My work is now represented by On Center Gallery, a new gallery in Provincetown, MA. An installation of two- and three-dimensional work from my Lucre series is in the inaugural exhibition, And So It Begins, which runs through July. I am pleased to be introducing my latest work to a new audience in an exciting new venue.
With Liberty and Justice for Some
Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
September 23 - October 8, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, Sept 23,
6 - 8 pm
Co-curated by artist Monica Lundy and gallerist Walter Maciel, this invitational exhibition features portraits of immigrants to the United States by artists from Los Angeles and the Bay Area. Lundy and Maciel invited artists from across the country to make 8 x 8-inch portraits of individuals who came to the United States as immigrants including historic subjects, personal friends, relatives, strangers, and self-portraits. I will have a button portrait of my grandmother, who came to this country from Romania at the turn of the last century.
Reuse Muse IV: 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.
September 11 – October 16, 2017
Six weeks, Wednesdays, 1:00 — 3:30 p.m.
September 6 - October 11 , 2017
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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