Museum celebrates “Connections” in exhibit
BRATTLEBORO- On Wednesday, April 24, at 7 pm, the Brattleboro Museum and Arts Center presents Jackie Abrams and Deidre Scherer, who will discuss their collaborative work in the exhibit “Connections.”
The latest installment in the BMAC’s occasional dialogue series of collaborative exhibitions, “Connections” is on view in the museum’s Ticket Gallery until June 16. The April 24 artist talk is free and open to the public.
To create the objects for “Connections,” Abrams and Scherer first agreed on the general shape and size of each vessel.
Scherer intricately reconfigured multiple images of her original thread-on-fabric works and printed them onto heavy cotton paper. The printed images were cut into strips, and Abrams carefully wove them back together as three-dimensional vessels. Sometimes other materials, such as copper wire or transparent plastic film, were incorporated into the weaving. The resulting vessels’ strong forms and subtle textures reflect the character that the human body acquires with experience and time.
Since 1975, Abrams has worked with materials such as archival and recycled papers, sand, acrylic paint, silk and cotton fabrics, wire, recycled plastic bags, thread, buttons, and stones.
Her work has been collected by many museums, most notably the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Museum, the Racine Art Museum, and National Museums Scotland.
Scherer’s thread-on-fabric work has been shown in over 200 exhibitions worldwide, including solo exhibits at the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Maltwood Art Museum, Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, and the Everson Museum of Art. She created the renowned cover of “When I Am An Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple.”
For more information call (802) 257-0124 or visit www.brattleboromuseum.org.