|Brunch with Gabriele, 22" x 42", Stained glass assemblage|
|American Glass Now: 2013 cover design|
The exhibit is our 2nd annual juried exhibition and this year juried by Dr. Virginia Raguin and Dr. Ena Heller.
Artist statement for my piece: Brunch with Gabriele grows out of a seductive fixation on women artists whose lives were muted by the hegemony of their male dominated world. This portrait of Gabriele Münter, converses in part with her painting - Breakfast with the Birds - that hangs in the collection of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC. Münter was jilted by the painter, Wassily Kandinsky, who not only short-changed her personal life, but also her life as an artist. My intent as an artist, within my stained-glass portraiture, is to heighten an awareness of female artists as heroines. Making an analogy through a medium that uses iconic imagery and symbolism, synonymous with the inherent and historical nature of the material. Through a relationship of biographical and visual dialogue, a maternal meta-narrative is conceived. New synergies are crafted from both opaque and transparent structures through expressive assemblage of antique glass, vitreous painting and vitreous femmage.
Link to the catalogue: http://www.blurb.com/my/book/detail/4266659-american-glass-now-2013