Commission for The New York Times, T Magazine
Sunday, October 19, 2014
I am very pleased to announce that I was commissioned by T Magazine, the style magazine of The New York Times, for their 10-year anniversary issue on October 19, 2014. The New York Times asked fifteen writers to contribute to an exquisite corpse story and asked me to create a sewn photo collage to accompany the story. The commission includes photos of all fifteen writers and is based on my photo piece Trophy →
Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA, October 1 – 30, 2014
Artist Talk Saturday, October 18 at 5pm
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.
Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
October 1 – 30, 2014
Artist Reception Saturday, October 4, 7 – 9 p.m.
Artist Talk Saturday, October 18 at 5pm
For my fourth solo exhibition at Seager Gray Gallery, I will be presenting new work using zipper fragments, thread and textiles. Book "pages" and "spreads" are derived from a variety of sources, including my grandfather's books, dictionaries, books about Jewish history and democracy.
Seager Gray Gallery →
REUSE MUSE VI
Words / Letters / Fragments + Recycled Materials
A six-week class • Wednesdays, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
October 22 – November 26
In the final session of Reuse Muse 2014 we will continue to investigate the wonders of text, writing, words and letters and their intersection with recycled materials. Space is limited; pre-registration is required. Beginners are welcome.
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