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The Vessel Redefined 2011
August 6th - 27th

Artist's Reception at Mobilia Gallery
358 Huron Avenue, Cambridge MA 02138
Saturday, August 6th, 2:00-4:00pm


The National Basketry Organization 6th Biennial Conference is the impetus and inspiration for The Vessel Redefined 2011. The conference is held from August 2nd - 7th 2011 in Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts. For more information please contact info@nationalbasketry.org


For The Vessel Redefined 2011, we invited over forty artists who work with diverse materials and techniques to creatively explore both their vision and reinterpretation of the traditional basket/vessel form. Each artist explores interior and exterior spaces, constructing forms that reveal visual and tactile qualities by using the contemporary basket to discover the potential of any material. This exploration demonstrates each individual's unique sensibilities and technical skills to redefine the basket. Numerous artists acknowledge the rich traditions of hand-woven basketry by manipulating organic materials such as pine needles, willow, caning and horsehair, with techniques of coiling, knotting, twining and weaving. Other makers experiment with more unusual materials such as hog casings, fish scales and electronic components. Many of the objects presented here awaken our awareness to common materials that usually remain unnoticed and are often discarded. They reflect the 21st century urban landscape by utilizing industrial and found materials such as circuit boards, parachute cord, staples and prints. These remnants are deftly constructed and embellished with a variety of textile and metal techniques.

Established leaders in their field and younger emerging talents were included in this exhibition, and they have masterfully incorporated an ancient art form with contemporary issues, concepts and materials, demonstrating the infinite possibilities of the vessel form and transforming the basket into a unique and vibrant work of art with imagination and brilliant execution.

Participating Artists:
Jeanette Ahlgren
Hanne Behrens
Lanny Bergner
Nancy Moore Bess
Jerry Bleem
Jane Chavez
Jill Nordfors Clark
Ann Coddington
Marcia Docter
Eileen Doughty
Carol Eckert
Emily Garfield
John Garrett
Lindsay Ketterer Gates
Mary Giles
Katherine Glover
Jan Hopkins
Christine Joy
Nancy Koenigsberg
Ed Bing Lee
Jennifer Falck Linssen
Jennifer Maestre
Donna Marder
Mary Merkel-Hess
John McQueen
Merrill Morrison
Judy Mulford
Lois Russell
JoAnne Russo
Amanda Salm
Elizabeth Whyte Schulze
Helen Shirk
Jack Da Silva
Marilyn Da Silva
Carol Stein
Polly Sutton
Brooke Marks Swanson
Noriko Takamiya
Andrea Uravitch


Hanne Behrens
Hanne Behrens
Basket 12

Lanny Bergner
Lanny Bergner
A Gaggle of Baskets

Nancy Moore Bess
Nancy Moore Bess
Tea Jars
3"x3"x3" each
Waxed linen and cotton, handmade ceramic lids

Jerry Bleem
Jerry Bleem
Vistas
prints, acetate, staples
13.375" x 16" x 9.5"

Jane Chavez
Jane Chavez
El Coralino (Coral-like)
5" x 9.5" diameter

Jill Nordfors Clark
Jill Nordfors Clark
Confetti
17.5" x 6.5"
Hog casings, parachute cord, bamboo

Ann Coddington Rast
Ann Coddington Rast
Whitebird
10" X 5" X 7"
Twined linen and random woven caning

Jack da Silva
Jack da Silva
Silver Bowl
1.5" x 5.5" x 5.5"
Sterling silver

Marilyn da Silva
Marilyn da Silva
Petal Bowl 1
11" x 8" x 8"
Copper, gesso, colored pencil

Marcia Docter
Marcia Docter
Coming Attractions
29" x 29"
Basket, foam snowballs, lights, Beany Babies, mirror, blown snow, video screen

Eileen Doughty
Eileen Doughty
Trees Bowl
Cotton and rayon threads
2" x 8" x 8"

Carol Eckert
Carol Eckert
Summer of the Vultures
3" high x 12" diameter
Cotton and wire

Emily Garfield
Emily Garfield
Map Vessel - Day
6" x 4" x 4"
Hand-cut paper, thread

Emily Garfield
Emily Garfield
Map Vessel - Night
6" x 4.5" x 4.5"
Hand-cut paper, thread

John Garrett
John Garrett
Body and Soul
12" X 12" X 12"
Steel, copper, brass, circuit board, fabric, wire, beads

Lindsay Ketterer Gates
Lindsay Ketterer Gates
Borrowed Feathers
23" x 11" x 5"
Stainless mesh, steel, patina, paint, joiner biscuits, coated copper wires

Mary Giles
Mary Giles
Copper Passage
12" X 20" X 16"
Waxed linen, copper, tin coated copper wire

Katherine Glover
Katherine Glover
Loki
13" X 9"
Encaustic on handmade kozo paper, natural horsehair

Mary Giles
Jan Hopkins
Girl Power
7" x 4" x 9" each
Lunaria (silver dollar) seed pod centers, grapefruit peel, yellow cedar bark, melon rind and waxed linen

Christine Joy
Christine Joy
Fecundity
16"x16"x12"
Willow and red osier with encaustic finish

Anna King
Anna King
The Colour of Tears


Nancy Koenigsberg
Nancy Koenigsberg
Floating World
Annealed steel and glass beads
8 x 8 x 8

Ed Bing Lee
Ed Bing Lee
Red Lacquer
Satin and synthetic ribbons, lacing cord
6" x 8"

Jennifer Falck Linssen
Jennifer Falck Linssen
Imbue
Katagami-style handcarved translucent film with stitching. Materials include acid-free archival polyester film, aluminum, and waxed linen.
14.5"H x 14"W x 9.5"D

Jennifer Falck Linssen
Jennifer Maestre
Circumbendibus
Woven pencil stubs

Donna Marder
Donna Marder




Mary Merkel-Hess
Malvern
7"h X 24" X 24"
Reed, paper cord

Merrill Morrison
Merrill Morrison
Ruby
8"H x 8.5"W x 3.5"D
C-Lon nylon thread, Japanese glass beads, wire

Judy Mulford
Judy Mulford
That Was Then
Clay figure made in the 1990's, covered with waxed linen looping, beads, waxed linen, polymer clay, paint

JoAnne Russo
JoAnne Russo
Bell Flower Frond
13" x 22" x 3.5"
Black ash, beads, waxed linen, paper cord and thread

Lois Russell
Lois Russell
Blue Hill
11" x 9" diameter
Twined waxed linen

Amanda Salm
Amanda Salm
On/Off
Coiled horsehair
3.5"H x 6.5"W x 6.5"D

Elizabeth Whyte Schulze
Elizabeth Whyte Schulze
Listen To Me
25" H X 20" W X 12" D
Pine needles, raffia, paper, acrylic paint, coiling

Helen Shirk
Helen Shirk
Lavender Pod
Copper, patina, colored pencils
8"h x 21"w x 8"d

Carol Stein
Carol Stein
Hinged Baskets
Waxed linen, wire, rice paper, india ink and shellac

Polly Sutton
Polly Sutton
Plicata
35" X 13" X 12"
Cedar bark, twined with wire, woven with variegated cane, cedar root border.

Brooke Marks Swanson
Brooke Marks Swanson
Three Vessels
Copper, paint, fabricated.
Largest: 6x4.75x4.25"

Noriko Takamiya
Noriko Takamiya
Revolving Cube #27
Paper
6.7" x 7.9" x 7.5"

Andrea Uravitch
Andrea Uravitch
Chicken Baskets
Silk-screened paper, chicken wire, crocheted fiber

For additional information about the exhibit, please contact Mobilia Gallery by phone at
617-876-2109 or by email at mobiliaart@verizon.net

MOBILIA GALLERY

Mobilia Gallery
358 Huron Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-876-2109
mobilia-gallery.com

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