Fragments, Threads and Other Stories: Art Works by Anne Krauss, Susie Reiss and Lisa Foster

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Fragments, Threads and Other Stories: Art Works by Anne Krauss, Susie Reiss and Lisa Foster

Time: December 3, 2011 to December 30, 2011
Location: Hosmer Gallery
Street: 20 West St
City/Town: Northampton
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Phone: 413-587-1013
Event Type: exhibition, fiber arts, mixed media
Organized By: Hosmer Gallery
Latest Activity: Nov 14, 2011

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Reception: Saturday, December 3, 2-4:30 PM

Artworks include paintings and sculptures by Susie Reiss, whose elegantly layered abstractions evoke a sense of seismic landscape. Informed by a keen sense of color and texture, each work evolves from a process of layering and peeling away skins of fabric that are either left in place or leave their trace like a memory on the surface of her substrate.

Lisa Foster's large scale paintings are nude self-portraits which are "patched-up" with reproduction quilting fabrics. Curator/Dealer Scott Lickstein stated: "Her life sized, mixed media self-portraits known as 'Lisa Shapes' command complete attention when encountered. It is a sensation that could be likened to a meeting as much as a viewing."

Anne Krauss's interest in storytelling is evident in her digital illustrations containing themes related to memory, meditations on the vastness of time, and relationship. Her work includes layered imagery incorporating textile fabrics, family remnants, and travel photography taken by her partner D.J. Rosen.

Although their art forms and techniques differ, a common thread uniting this selection of works by Foster, Reiss, and Krauss is their interest in a multi-layered creative process and relationship to textile sensibility.

More information on the artists is available on their websites:, and (Krauss).


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