Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Duane Reed Gallery: Friday, 16 September 2011

Join us for an opening reception Friday, September 16th from 5-8 PM to meet the artist
Exhibition runs September 16th ­ October 15th, 2011
Gallery Hours Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 5

Lia Cook creates weavings that explore the complex relationship between visual image, sensory stimulation, and emotional identification. Her artistic investigations have followed diverse approaches that are expressed in her various series, including Big Baby, Un/Mask, Traces, Binary Traces and Face Maze, all created from 2000 to the present. Cook weds the early 19th century Jacquard weaving technique with contemporary digitial technology. Beginning with slides, photographs or video stills, she develops her imagery, couples it with digital technology, and creates specifically designed weaves that allow her to build the image thread by thread. The digital pixel becomes a thread that when interlaced with another becomes both cloth and image at the same time. This woven image brings with it many of the sensual experiences that we associate with cloth.

Lanny Bergner is a nature inspired mixed media sculptor, fiber and installation artist who creates organic sculptural constructions and site specific installation environments out of inorganic manmade materials. By using hands-on processes of coiling, fraying, twisting, wrapping, glueing and knotting, Bergner transforms industrial screening, wire, silicone and monofilament into organic constructions.

4729 McPherson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108


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