Textility is an exhibition that explores the inventive ways contemporary artists employ materials, concepts, and processes associated with textiles to convey their ideas.
Installation view (detail) August 20 – October 11, 2009 Gelah Penn’s work is both sparse and substantial. Her site-specific installation presents jagged, three dimensional lines, shapes, and colors set against stark white walls. The unconventional materials used in her work include vinyl lanyard, monofilament, plastic mesh, rubber & vinyl tubing, plastic & Styrofoam balls, and upholstery needles. Artist Statement “In my recent work I explore the linear language of drawing in three-dimensional space using the […]
Installation view June 5 – July 12, 2009 Janet Kurnatowski Gallery presents Inside Abstraction, an exhibition that brings together ten exciting artists for the first time: Srule Brachman, Brice Brown, David Cummings, Scooter Flaherty, Sam Fryer, Chris Martin, Gelah Penn, Michal Shapiro, Evelyn Twitchell and Kim Uchiyama. Curated by Vered Lieb; some of the visual artists showcased have shown extensively while others are new and emergent artists. All of the artists in this show […]
Gary Petersen, Smashed, 2008 Oil on canvas, 56 x 40 inches January 8 – February 7, 2009 This exhibition examines many of the ways in which artists use line as the dominant element in creating abstract imagery. Mark Dagley’s paintings of spherical webs of interlaced lines reference information technologies, the development of social networking sites and the global environment of interdependence while reflecting systems of interconnectedness, both spiritual and mechanistic. Gilbert Hsiao’s optically-charged, shaped canvases are […]
Gelah Penn, The Narrow Margin, 2007 Installation, studio view (detail), mixed mediums, dimensions variable January 15 — February 22, 2008 The Rowan University Gallery presents The Narrow Margin, a site-specific installation by Gelah Penn. Penn continues to explore the linear language of drawing in three-dimensional space. As curator Elizabeth M. Grady has noted, “Gelah Penn’s shimmering installations of knotted monofilament are the very essence of drawing, loosened from its dependence on the wall.” […]