Opening Reception May 24, 6-8pm
Sculpture in Color
Nancy Margolis Gallery is pleased to announce that Ferne Jacobs’ fourth solo exhibition at the gallery is to open May 24 and continue through June 30, 2012. The artist reception is Thursday May 24, 6 to 8pm. The exhibition will highlight Jacobs’ most recent work.
Ferne Jacobs has had an extraordinary career and long relationship with the Nancy Margolis Gallery. An innovator in the fiber arts field, Jacobs is known for her unique three-dimensional sculptures constructed with a simple traditional weaving technique, waxed linen thread wrapped around a cord. These multiple colored coils, attach row upon row, undulating in and out into amazing idiosyncratic surfaces and forms. Jacobs works intuitively, without plan, exchanging certainty for risk, and surprise, allowing the final outcome to mutate in the most unexpected way. Jacobs’ work inspired a line of clothing designed by Calvin Klein’s label in 2010. The undulating motion in Jacobs’ work is recognizable in these Klein designs.
Jacobs received her MFA from Claremont Graduate University. She attended Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, ME; California State University, CA; Pratt Institute, NY; Art Center College of Design, CA.
Jacobs, lives and works on the west coast. She has work included in many private and public collections including Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American Art, D.C.; Metropolitan Museum, NY; Mint Museum of Craft and Design, NC; Museum of Arts and Design, NY; Contemporary Museum, HI; Detroit Institute of the Arts, MI; Eri Art Museum, PA; Oakland Museum, CA; Rhode Island School of Design, RI; Royal Scottish Museum, Scotland; Wadsworth Atheneum, CT. Jacobs has exhibited widely throughout the United States.
Nancy Margolis Gallery is pleased to announce the showing of Swedish artist Eva Hild’s Alum2, an outdoor sculpture.
Hild, known for her white and dark ethereal flowing ceramic forms, has ventured to another material and process. Hild’s new sculpture is made of aluminum in editions of three and may be installed outdoors. It is similar in design to her elegant white and dark sculpture, however the process is quite different. Hild builds the initial model for the sculpture, and the skilled technicians at the foundry prepare the mold from the model. After the casting is completed it is coated with a sealer to protect the surface from erosion. Hild also has made large scale public sculptures installed in Boras, Sweden where she lives and works, and in other locations in Sweden.
Hild received her MFA from the University of Gothenburg. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, namely 2007 Visual Art Fund grant; 2005 Special Prize at the World Ceramic Biennale, Korea; 2003 Sten A. Olsson Fund for Science and Culture. Her work can be found in public and private collections including Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA; Museum of Arts and Design, NY; Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Japan; Museum of Contemporary Ceramics, Shanghai; Mint Museum, NC; National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo; National Museum, Stockholm; Boras Art Museum.
Nancy Margolis Gallery is pleased to announce Jacob Ouillette’s show at the Nancy Margolis Gallery. Ouillette paints patterns of brilliant to muted hues creating canvases of dazzling color and form. The colors, freely applied are not pre-planned, but chosen as he paints. Formatting the paintings into grids of modulating colors the artist uses brushes 2” to 12” in width. In spite of the tight grid formation the paintings have a spontaneity, effectively parlaying them into vibrating motion, color and form. Ouillette looks to modern art, abstraction, minimalism, and impressionism to inform his work.
Ouillette received his BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. He has participated in fellowships at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Mt. San Angelo, VA; Edward F. Albee Foundation/William Flanagan Memorial Creative Persons Center, Montauk, NY. He has exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions in New York and in many other states on the East Coast.