I Have The Right is title and premise of a powerful upcoming exhibition that I am excited and proud to be a part of. The theme covers the right to be free, to express oneself, to dream and to love. Sculpting Carole was a turning point for me--an important moment in my life and in hers. I'm ecstatic to finally have her in an exhibition locally. I'd love for you to join me at I Have The Right, presented by PICTURE Art Foundation on November 16 from 5-8pm at Cal State Dominguez Hills.
While I was in New York last January at the CAN exhibition I met Lisa Paul Streitfeld, an extraordinary writer, curator, and art critic with whom I immediately resonated deeply. She mentioned something about a show in Cambridge, MA in May that she was to be curating, and suggested the possibility of my participation. I don’t think either one of us had any idea where that would lead us…
Based on seeing my grid piece, Naked Landscape, and Carol, both powerful feminine images, we exchanged books (her book Kundalini’s Daughter, my book Life Size Pieces of Women I Love) and embarked on a relationship.
She asked me to make the centerpiece for the Cambridge show based on the frontspiece of Margaret Fuller’s book, Woman In The 19th Century— a hexagram. The show, Woman In The 21st Century: Margaret Fuller and the Sacred Marriage, is based around the idea of the unity of opposites. Margaret Fuller was one of the first feminist writers and the show is on the bicentennial anniversary of her birth.
This piece has gone through such a depth and breadth of evolution and has been the most meaningful collaboration I’ve ever experienced. I’ve gone through several different pieces to get to the final one. What started as a hexagram (too literal) ultimately became a hexagon.
Lisa has been an inspiration and partner every step of the way, inspiring me and challenging my own limitations. She is an artist in the truest sense of the word. We see the world through different lenses. Her medium is language and mine is clay.
Here is the press release, and if any of you are in Cambridge, MA on May 22 please come say hello! I will be there.