Be The Change Book Festival: Bookmaking Workshops II
I was thrilled to lead three bookmaking workshops at the Glendale Central Library as part of Glendale Library Arts and Culture
on Saturday, February 25: 10:00am – 11:00am, 1:00pm – 2:00pm, 3:00pm – 4:00pm
I worked with families, individuals and groups who learned how to create fun and fabulous handmade books using folding, cutting and gluing techniques.
Presented as part of:
Enjoy my solo show and other exhibitions in the Library!
I Can’t I Won’t I Will I Do Exhibition by Debra Disman – ReflectSpace Gallery
Through March 26th!
Glendale Central Library
A solo exhibition featuring Los Angeles-based artist Debra Disman.
“I Can’t I Won’t I Will I Do Solo Show Opening At ReflectSpace Gallery!
I am thrilled to have a solo exhibition at ReflectSpace Gallery, part of Glendale Arts and Culture, which opened Saturday January 28th and is on view through March 19,2023.
The show, a dream come true that I did not even know I had, was curated by the wonderful Ara and Anahid Oshagan of The City of Glendale.
Beautiful show video by Jennifer Remenchick, artist, writer, videographer and exhibition installer.
The opening was warm, wonderful and wild!
Our ReflectSpace-published artist book: “Concurrencies Charlotte Salomon, and Eva Hesse Genius, Trauma and the Creative Imagination”.
I was moved and surprised by flowers sent by my family, and a certificate presented by Senator Anthony L. Portantino!
Stacie B. London, exhibition designer and installer extraordinaire…and esteemed colleague.
Artist colleagues Laurey Bennett Levy and Rebecca Youseff
The very colorful artist and animator Michelle Robinson
Beloved artist and curator friend, Frida Cano
Frida and Mick
Dear friend and actor extraordinaire, Suzanne Voss
Long-time no-see friend Rayne with Mark
Mark and I hanging with the beautiful Anahid Oshagan, curator and lawyer, and Glendale Mayor Ardy Kassakhian
I was honored to receive a City of Glendale Certificate of Recognition, presented by Senator Anthony L. Portantino!
Glendale Mayor Ardy Kassakhian and Senator Anthony L. Portantino!
Director of Glendale Library Arts and Culture Gary Shaffer, Mon Cher Mark, Curator Anahid Oshagan, and Glendale Mayor Ardy Kassakhian
What a line-up!
Exhibition Designer Stacie B. London, Curators Ara Oshagan and Anahid Oshagan, Director of Glendale Library Arts and Culture Gary Shaffer, Glendale Mayor Ardy Kassakhian, Mark, myself, and Senator Anthony L. Portantino and esteemed City of Glendale colleague!
“I Can’t I Won’t I Will I Do” Solo Exhbition at ReflectSpace Gallery!
I am thrilled to have a solo exhibition at ReflectSpace Gallery, part of Glendale Arts and Culture, opening Saturday January 28th and on view through March 19,2023.
Curated by the wonderful Ara and Anahid Oshagan of Glendale.
The title of the show is based on a work of the same name:
“I Can’t I Won’t I Will I Do”, 2022, 13 x 71.5″, repurposed table runner, paint, hemp cord and linen thread
MORE TO COME…
“Tenuous Threads” at Atlantic Gallery
I am thrilled to be a part of:
Contemporary Work Incorporating Textiles, Fibers, Threads and Mixed Media
January 24th – February 11, 2023
Opening reception of Tenuous Threads: January 26th, 5:30pm-8pm:
Atlantic Gallery, located in the historic Landmark Arts Building in Chelsea NYC, presents the exhibition: Tenuous Threads, juried by Patricia Miranda
All of life is connected through networks, systems, fibers and webs. Communication (visual, verbal, electrical, chemical, and kinetic) enables an exchange of information amongst all life forms. Tenuous Threads alludes to the delicate lines that bring us together and sets us apart; that joins us yet repels us. This show features innovative artworks that utilize textiles, fibers, threads (natural and synthetic) in sculpture, collage, 3D and 2D mixed media that communicates the strength and fragility of what binds all life.
I am showing:
Facing Darkness, 2020, 19 x 18 x .5″, mixed media: canvas, acrylic paint, lace, zipper, wood, hemp cord
“Objects of Agency” Presented by the Hera Gallery
The Hera Gallery is excited to announce the opening of the virtual exhibition Objects of Agency. Objects of Agency is a 52 week long virtual exhibition, through 2023. The exhibition addresses the health care crisis which has recently culminated in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and stripped thousands of people of the right to bodily autonomy.
Visit Heragallery.org and their social media pages to view the exhibition and stay tuned for upcoming events and programming.
I am proud to have my work, “Excavation of the Interior” included in this important and timely exhibition.
Inspired by the form of the book, my work traverses tapestry, installation and sculpture to push familiar forms into works that arrest and baffle, while simultaneously offering places of contemplation and solace. Working both as a solo practitioner and in the public sphere of community engagement, I aim to invite altered ways of viewing the world and how we inhabit it, to instigate exploration and examination of what we think we know and are.
The evocative, visceral and physical quality of materials drives my work and gives it its emotional resonance and relevance vis a vis how they are used. I am compelled to layer, wrap, stitch, knot and glue as well as paint, draw and write, layering, disrupting and complicating the surface to add levels of meaning. Often, the meaning or intent becomes clear only during or after this process, as if it had been there all along and simply surfaced during the act of making.
Excavation of the Interior, 2021, 12 x 28 x 12.5″.
“Excavation of the Interior” is a sculpture drawing parallels between the structures of the book, built environment and body made of wood, mulberry paper, canvas, muslin, watercolor paper, hemp cord and linen thread. It stands upright in any degree of opened/closed. Open, it can span up to 28″ wide.