“Web of Life” - Tori Tasch
January 19 – March 15, 2020
Opening Reception Sun., Jan. 19, Interactive Winter Picnic 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Artist Talk 2:00 p.m.
In her installation, Tori Tasch’s passion for repurposing materials and using layered printmaking processes come together in a series of distinctive artist books ranging from insect to urban landscape. Merged into one space, they raise awareness about environmental issues and urban impact while exploring nature conservation.
Tasch has also designed the opening reception’s interactive “picnic event” as an opportunity for visitors to further connect to her installation. Visitors can create their own tiny bug books while enjoying a summer picnic in winter, complete with insect cookies, sundaes, and hot chocolate.
“Flow: Reflecting on the River” - Rina Yoon
March 29 – May 17, 2020
Opening Reception Sunday, March 29, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Artist Talk 2:00 p.m.
Rina Yoon’s work in this exhibit follows her primary focus for the last several years on the inter-connectedness between nature and the human body. Considering that the water that flows through the earth also flows through our bodies, she imagines that she has rivers that flow through her body that connect her closer to nature. Her work reveals her musings about tiny creeks, raging rivers, and seas above and below the earth flowing into every crevice and seeping deep below the earth.
“Dreams: Time and Reality” - Dawn Patel
May 31 – July 26, 2020
Opening Reception Sunday, May 31, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Artist Talk 2:00 p.m.
Dawn Patel’s installation using fabric/mixed media/found object presents reflections on her interactions with the world and the future that she and the rest of humankind are collectively creating, underpinned by the knowledge of potentially devasting outcomes. She takes the challenge of looking at outcomes and the potential of changing them in communicating her dreams about the future. Pieces in this exhibit speak to specific lucid dreams that, for Patel, unlock a puzzle she sees in terms of material reality, time, the future, and one’s purpose—all held together by choices. Patel’s artistic process reflects the human impact on our environment as it involves destruction and repair, along with the fusing and embellishing of layers of new/damaged/antique cloth and other materials.