CURRENT AND UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS
September 9 - October 29, 2017
Figureworks is very pleased to open this fall season with a new series of Lutradur-based sculpture and paintings on plastic by Jacquelyn Schiffman.
For many years, Schiffman has worked with Lutradur, a strong, lightweight polyester-based fabric that accepts paints and other mixed medium very well. In this exhibition, Schiffman has cut, manipulated and threaded the material into suspended figurative sculpture. This allows the forms to move and light to filter through the work in strikingly beautiful ways.
These floating forms take on a powerful presence in the gallery as they respond to the slightest air currents, creating interaction and conversations with each other. This evokes a variety of emotional responses, including humor, reverence, and nostalgia.
Joining this work are a number of select two-dimensional paintings Schiffman created in the 1980’s. These paintings were created on paper and affixed to various colored plexiglass sheets. They compliment the sculpture beautifully and provide additional insight into Schiffman’s development with sculpture.
"In this my third solo exhibition at Figureworks Gallery, I look into the material nature of art in our time. I begin with figure drawings which I sew into three dimensions with a focus on lightness and expression. Over time I experimented with various materials including the plastics which are part of this show. I settled on Lutradur because it is light and transparent. I greatly admire the work of Jean Dubuffet. Other influences include Greer Langton, Marta Kuhn-Weber and Eileen Gray".
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