This past Saturday, our 18thstreetarts local #artistinresidence Debra Disman (@artifactorystudio) had an open studio!
Venus (@siutungcreates), our Curatorial Intern from the Chinese University of Hong Kong writes, “Debra's works stitch through the passage of time. The texture, forms, and structures of books reflect her most intimate and daily emotions. The materials create space but not void. Audiences were invited to fill their own stories between the pages of these crafted books. Through shared conversations, visitors related through their ideas of home, families, and memories.”
"Debra Disman makes sculptural objects from a combination of materials that can be read as fiber art, yet also imply book forms. Her work is a mesmerizing combination of materials, textures, and forms that are combined with exceptional skill."
THE SHELTERING BOOK
Supported by the WORD Grant 2016: The Bruce Geller Memorial Prize
"THE SHELTERING BOOK" is a life-sized book structure which becomes the backdrop for community bookmaking workshops. The work draws parallels between the meaning and architecture of the book, and the temporary structure of the Sukkah. The project also explores the relationship between the public sphere and private space, whether that space be our personal creativity, where we create, or what we create.