Recently acquiring a stack of old library catalog cards, feeling the special nostalgia connected to them, I will embroider and sew them together as a paper quilt. These cards are mechanisms of remembering and reviving things that are hidden away. The library card quilt will translate the movement of texture and pattern, changing its original design, without removing it’s function.
The line is the connection to memories, attempting to take the viewer back in time before computers took over all the cataloging in the library. For me, the cards remind me of my elementary school’s library, my blue plaid uniform, the smell of the books, and warmth of the librarian.
The line is also the thread working as both the glue and the drawing on the library catalog cards. The line connects each of the cards together, and illustrates patterns on the cards.
ArtCenter/ South Florida The Richard Shack Gallery
800 Lincoln Road, Miami, FL 33139
March 23, 2013 – May 26, 2013
Eugenia Calvo | Babette Herschberger | Regina Jestrow | Laz Ojalde (LMNOQ) | Kerry Phillips | Frances Trombly | Gerbi Tsesarskaia | Michelle Weinberg
“Multiplicity” is defined as the quality or state of being multiple or various. The artists in this exhibition do not work with the quantitative notion of the word but rather examine the multiple uses of materials and their transformative quality to take on a range of meanings and functions. Whether they are found objects, recycled trash or simple materials utilized in daily life, the artists challenge, re-use and re-invent them in the creation of sculptural pieces, paintings, installations and photographs that reveal their aesthetic qualities and reference the personal context in which they were made.