June 10th- July 22nd
FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery, 1064 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06510
Opening Reception is Saturday, June 10, 6-8pm
Fred Giampietro gallery is pleased to bring together the works of Becca Lowry, Jane Miller, and Elana Herzog. Each of these three artists practice deconstruction-reconstruction techniques in their respective works. They all use found and off-the-shelf materials yet the final outcome is transformative and firmly rooted in the Gestalt theory.
Becca Lowry, While We’re Still Willing, 2017, mixed media on carved wood, 33″ x 28″ x 6.5″
Becca Lowry, New Haven, Connecticut-based artist Becca Lowry creates elaborate mixed-media works combining carved and collaged wood, oil and spray paint. Situated somewhere between sculpture and painting, the works have a three-dimensional quality that is intended to make them feel like precious objects. “As humans we have a tendency to hold on to special things,” Lowry says. “We collect objects that have particular meaning to us, we guard beautiful memories as best we can, we return to places that feel like home.” She explores similar themes in works on paper, by creating pastel rubbings from her more sculptural works.
Lowry received her BA in Economics with a certificate in African Studies from Smith College in North Hampton, MA. Lowry’s work has been exhibited throughout New England and can be found in many prestigious private collections.
Jane Miller, D2, 2016, mixed media, 28″ x 18″ x 18″
Jane Miller lives and works in the New Haven area. She creates mixed-media textile sculptures through the manipulation of found and rescued fabrics. In a recent statement, Miller describes her current body of work as, ” . . . embracing sculpting methods using textiles from sustainable recycling of cloth, fiber and found objects. I combine weaving, wrapping, felting and hand sewing in abstract whimsical sculptures or large cocoon like amulets of variant sizes. Though domestic in nature it has little or nothing to do with domesticity other than a nod to materials used by women who craft out of an affiliation with these materials or the obsessive nature of crafted textile arts I embrace the spastic and weirdly beautiful combinations to cast aside tradition as much as possible . . . My work is less theoretical than just about making.”
Miller received her MFA from the University of Illinois and her BFA from the University of Iowa. Miller’s work has been exhibited throughout New England and New York and is represented in a number of respected private and public collections including Sol Lewitt, Universtiy of Wisconsin, and the Evansville Art Museum. Miller has been awarded a number of grants, honors and residencies including the Kenyon College Faculty Research Grant, the NEA City/State Initiative Grant, a residency at the Vermont Studio Center, the MacDowell Colony, and the St. Andrew’s-Sewanne School.
Elana Herzog, Untitled, P2015-105, paper pulp, textile, 31″ x 24″
Elana Herzog lives and works in New York City. She is a recipient of a 2017 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. Herzog has had solo exhibitions a the Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, Studio 10 in Bushwick, New York, The Boiler(Pierogi), in Brooklyn, the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Connecticut; Smack Mellon in New York; the Herbert F. Johnson Museum at Cornell University; Lmak Projects and Morgan Lehman Gallery, and PPOW Gallery in New York City Diverseworks in Houston, Texas. De-Warped and Un-Weft, a survey of Herzog’s work since 1993, was at the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art in Missouri in 2009. Her work has been exhibited internationally in Norway, Sweden and Iceland, Canada, Chile and the Netherlands, and she has participated in numerous group shows at institutions such as the Tang Museum in Saratoga Springs, New York, the Weatherspoon Museum in Greensboro, North Carolina, The Kohler Museum in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, David Castillo Gallery in Miami, and at The Brooklyn Museum and The Museum of Arts and Design New York City.
Herzog has been awarded residencies at the Albers Foundation, in Bethany, Connecticut, Søndre Green Farm in Noresund, Norway, Gertrude Contemporary in Melbourne, Australia, the Farpath Foundation in Dijon, France, the Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program, LMCC Workspace and Dieu Donne Paper in New York. She received the Anonymous Was A Woman Award in 2009, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award in 2007, NYFA Fellowships in 2007 and 1999, the 2004 Lillian Elliot Award, the 2003 Lambent Fund Fellowship and the 1999 Joan Mitchell Award. She was a lecturer at Yale University from 2012 – 2016.