Artboom: Celebrating Artists Mid-Century, Mid-Career

Artboom: Celebrating Artists Mid-Century, Mid-Career

April 30th - May 8, 2016, bga, Wilton, Connecticut

"The Iron Curtain,"Ceca Georgieva,

"The results are contemplative and thought provoking. Ceca Georgieva’s sculpture, The Iron Curtain, reflects her life in a

Communist and post-Communist state."

Artboom: Celebrating Artists Mid-Century, Mid Career. This year’s exhibition brings together “baby boomers,” 33 artists born between 1946 and 1964, who are mid-way into their lives of making art. We’ve asked them to provide us work that is reflective; work that tells us where they’ve come from or where they hope to go; work that illustrates influences, roads not taken, and the like. Or, work that reflects on being a boomer, perhaps— part of the wealthiest, most active, and most physically fit generation up to that time and the first to grow up genuinely expecting the world to improve. It was a generation that created music and literature in the 60s and art — including fiber art — to describe the change this generation was determined to bring about.
The results are contemplative and thought provoking. Ceca Georgieva’s sculpture, The

Iron Curtain, reflects her life in a Communist and post-Communist state. Karyl Sisson’s In Stitches, harkens back to her family’s past in New York’s Fashion industry — her grandmother made hats and beaded bags in New York’s lower East side; her mother spent 25 years as a buyer for the specialty store Bonwit Teller. For Lewis Knauss, this stage of his career means seeing unrealized ideas (sketches, notes, photos) and failed work in a new light. “I am happier with chaos,” he says, “the way I need to give up a bit more control of the outcome, flaws and in nature, the beauty of disaster. I guess it is acknowledging the approaching wall. I enjoy working at my pace rather than a deadline enforced one, allowing things to just happen, evaluating the outcomes as I finish each work. Keeping and discarding.”
    Ceca Georgieva

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GREEN FROM THEGET GO;International Contemporary Basketmarkets

  1. Works by Ceca Georgieva Tim Johnson,  and Marion Hildebrandt

Morris Museum, March 19 - June 26, 2016

 Morris Museum;Green from the Get Go: International Contemporary Basketmakers, is curated by Jane Milosch of the Office of the Under Secretary for History, Art and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, former curator of the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum and Rhonda Brown and Tom Grotta of browngrotta arts and has traveled to venues in Pennsylvania and Michigan. Next Spring it will debut at the Morris Museum in New Jersey. t  Green from the Get Go will include more than 70 works by artists from Canada, Europe, Japan, Scandinavia and the US,
Dona Anderson (US)
Laura Ellen Bacon (UK)
Jane Balsgaard (DK)
Dorothy Gill Barnes (US)
Dail Behennah (UK)
Nancy Moore Bess (US)
Birigit Birkkjaer (DK)
Jan Buckman (US)
Chris Drury (UK)
Lizzie Farey (UK)
Ceca Georgieva (BG)
Marion Hildebrandt (US)
Mutsumi Iwasaki (JP)
Kiyomi Iwata (JP)
Stéphanie Jacques (BE)
Tim Johnson (UK)
Christine Joy (US)
Markku Kosonen (FI)
Gyöngy Laky (US)
Dona Look (US)
Dawn Macnutt (CA)
John McQueen (US)
Mary Merkel-Hess (US)
Valerie Pragnell (UK)
Ed Rossbach (US)
Hisako Sekijima (JP)
Kay Sekimachi (US)
Naoko Serino (JP)
Sylvia Seventy (US)
Polly Adams Sutton (US)
Noriko Takamiya (JP)
Jiro Yonezawa (JP)
Masako Yoshida (JP)

My work: "Memory from the future" won 3th PRIZE.


"Memory from the future"

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