Aqua Art Miami : Phylogeny Contemporary
I have three drawings with Phylogeny Contemporary at Aqua Art Miami, November 30-December 4. Happening in conjunction with Art Basel, Aqua Art Miami is partnered with the Association of Women Art Dealers and I am thrilled to be a part of it.
In Roman mythology, the Parcae were three sisters who personified childbirth and controlled the fates of both mortals and gods. Nona, whose name translates to “ninth” and represents the ninth month of pregnancy, spun the thread of life, Decima, or “tenth”, measured the thread, and Morta, the goddess of death, cut the thread, signifying the end of the person’s life.
These drawings are inspired by the Parcae and influenced by Victorian memento mori. Diseases such as tuberculosis and scarlet fever were rampant during the 1800s, and Victorian society reacted to the constant presence of death by embracing the Roman phrase memento mori, meaning “remember you will die.” This triptych references the Victorian practice of memorializing loved ones through creating jewelry, wreaths, and ink from the hair of the deceased.
Chicago Printmakers Collaborative Small Print Show
I have several prints up at the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative December 2-15. Gallery hours are as follows:
Preview the show (shop early!):
Friday Dec 2, 12-8pm
Grand Opening Party:
Saturday & Sunday December 3 & 4, 11-7pm both days
Special extended gallery hours:
Tuesdays – Sundays 12-5pm, Dec 6-18 only
Link to Facebook event here.
Alice C Sabatini Gallery : The Printed Image
This printmaking exhibition, which opened on November 4th, was juried by Stephen Goddard, Associate Director, Senior Curator of works on paper, and Professor of art history at the Spencer Museum of Art. The exhibition runs through December 30. I am exhibiting two etchings, which are part of an ongoing body of work surrounding poisonous plants and flowers.
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. | Saturday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Sunday: 12 noon – 9 p.m.
There will be a Second Friday event on Friday, December 9, 2016 • 5-8:30 p.m.
Additional information about the exhibition is here.