Edith Borax-Morrison "Monotliths and Magic" at Kehler Liddell Gallery

© Edith Borax-Morrison

© Edith Borax-Morrison

A solo exhibit of Edith Borax-Morrison's work titled "Monoliths and Magic" will be on view at Kehler Liddell Gallery in New Haven from February 16 through March 19, 2017.

Running concurrently is a solo exhibit of paintings by Frank Bruckmann titled "Studio Still Lifes." There is an opening reception on Saturday, March 11 from 3 pm - 6 pm, with artist talks at 5 pm.

Morrison's bio on Kehler Liddell's website states, "Edith's work is her identity. It is consistent, compulsive, with meticulous attention to detail. Each abstract drawing that is rendered in pen and ink, contains a series of intricate interwoven lines or circles or marks creating a unique maze like image. She calls her artwork "Mind fibers" or "Penweave " drawings. They are influenced by surreal, mystical, and psychological elements from the past. She is fascinated with weaving, hair,  fairy tales, myths, and  primitive societies. Edith finds her work is all consuming and at any hour day or night she may find herself at the drawing board working steadily on the piece until she is satisfied it is finished and has merit.

Edith received a MA degree from C.W. Post College, Greenvale, New York. She also studied at Art Students League in NY and with Paul Margin art studio in Hempstead, NY."

Regular gallery hours are Thursday and Friday 11 am - 4 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 4 pm. Kehler Liddell Gallery is located at 873 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT. 

Edith Borax-Morrison and Keith Johnson: 2 solo shows at Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven

Edith Borax -Morrison and Keith Johnson are featured in simultaneous solo exhibitions at Kehler Liddell Gallery in New Haven from April 19 - May 20, 2012.

Morrison's exhibit of abstract ink drawings is titled "Alternative Pathways." Her drawings range from geometric studies to sinuous organic forms which intertwine on paper.

Johnson's exhibit of photographs is "Recent Work." Johnson's use of the grid in his "Extended Landscapes" led to his current work. Some photographs are completely abstract, and others use familiar objects as elements that form patterns in the larger work. Water surfaces, the sky and airplanes are recurrent motifs.

Both exhibits open on Sunday, April 22, from 3:30 - 6:30 pm with live music by Notattoos from 5:00 - 6:30 pm. Morrison and Johnson will also be speaking about their work.

Kehler Liddell Gallery is located at 873 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT.

SCRAWL Collaborative Drawing Show Closing Party in New Haven March 25, 2011

Zachary Keeting, our friend with whom we shared a studio at City Wide Open Studios last year, sent out a notice about the closing party and "Big Reveal" for SCRAWL Friday, March 25, 2011 at Artspace New Haven.

Over the last month and a half, SCRAWL brought individual artists and teams of artists into Artspace New Haven to draw on its gallery walls in a huge game of exquisite corpse. Each drawing was connected to the next without the artists being able to see each other's content. Keeting was part of a team called "The Futurists" along with other artists associated with New Haven's Educational Center for the Arts. Friday will be the first time participants and viewers can see the work in its entirety.

Closing party and "reveal" is this Friday, March 25, 2011 from 6-8 pm at Artspace New Haven, 50 Orange St., New Haven, CT. The reception is free and open to the public. There is a VIP cocktail hour from 5-6, and admission to that portion of the evening's events is $10.


Loft Artists Gallery: LAA Draws III, "An Examined Life"

Loft Artists Association is hosting an event in conjunction with the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum's "Draw On" from March 11 to April 17, 2011. LAA Draws III, "An Examined Life," features original drawings of Stamford, CT scenes.

There is an opening reception on March 13, 2011 from 3-6 pm.

Free workshops are being offered Saturday, March 19, 2-5 pm and Saturday, April 9 from 2-5 pm. On March 19, guests will have the opportunity to sketch their favorite scenes of Stamford from provided photographs. On April 9, as part of "Draw On!", the LAA hallways will be covered in paper, and public will be invited to create drawings on the wall.

LAA is located at 845 Canal St., Stamford, CT

Other Draw On! events are taking place later in the month at The Aldrich and Silvermine Art School.


Edith Borax-Morrison at Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven

© Edith Borax-Morrison
Edith Borax-Morrison is showing recent drawings at Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven from August 19-September 26, 2010. Also showing are new paintings and pastels by Lisa Hess Hesselgrave. There will be an artist reception on Sunday, September 12 from 3-6 pm with an artist talk at 3 pm.

Morrison's ink drawings are simultaneously explosive and controlled. She has characterized her work as "mind fibers", and her titles give insight into the concepts behind each drawing. Her meticulously executed abstract forms seem to undulate on the paper on which they are drawn.

From the press release: "Morrison’s works relate to Gego’s wire sculptures and Escher’s drawings, or more recently to the work of James Siena.  They reference influences from both Eastern and Western culture, including African masks, folklore and memory, beaded jewelry and maps."

Kehler Liddell Gallery is located at 873 Whalley Ave., New Haven, CT.


Tatiana Golovnya-Miller at 25CPW in New York City

©Tatiana Golovnya-Miller

Tatiana Golovnya-Miller will be exhibiting giclée prints of her drawings at 25CPW in "Images: Six Perception" from June 16-19, 2010. The opening reception will be June 16 from 6-8 PM. 25 CPW is located at 25 Central Park West, NYC. The show is presented in collaboration with Grant Gallery.

Golovnya-Miller's drawings are colorful and lively, and straddle the border between folk costume design and fine art. The drawings are part of a book project that has a seasonal focus, and pieces from each season will be exhibited. These are not simple fashion illustrations. Ms. Golovnya-Miller's artist statement grounds the costumes in the context of their role as documents; Russian costume reflects the influence of surrounding and far-flung nations over hundreds of years while remaining "Russian".

Golovnya-Miller was born and educated in Moscow, having achieved degrees in both piano and screenwriting, and worked in the Russian film industry.  When she moved to New York City nearly thirty years ago, she attended FIT and the School of Visual Arts while working in advertising and fashion design. She began making drawings and writing while absorbing and mastering the English language. She continues to work in both mediums.

Others in the multiple-discipline show include Natalia A. Kram, Udita Leberg-Shapiro, Tatiana Migdal, Edina Seleskovic, and Natasha Zyablova.


Added 6/17/10 at 4:36 pm
Below are a few photos from the opening of the show (click for larger images)

Edith Borax-Morrison featured in "Beauty Marks" at Fairfield Library

Edith Borax-Morrison will be exhibiting three drawings in the group show "Beauty Marks" at the Bruce S. Kershner Gallery at Fairfield Public Library in Fairfield, CT. The gallery features ten Connecticut artists--Borax-Morrison, Anne Doris-Eisner, Judy Henderson, Paul Kaiser, Peter Konsterlie, Jak Kovatch, M.G. Martin, James Reed, Nomi Silverman, and Karen Sorenson, and was curated by Janine Brown.

The gallery's website says of Morrison, "Addressing the linear in a different way, Edith Borax-Morrison uses a woven sheath of free flowing strings and fibers to create references of women in her pen and ink pieces, "Ensnared" and "Wired Woman." Her intensely intricate, visionary abstract drawings must be seen in person to understand completely what is meant when they are described as "mind fibers".

The opening reception is Saturday, March 27 from 5-7 pm. There will be a brief talk by the curator and artists at 6 pm. The show runs until May 16, and is viewable during normal library hours, so there is ample opportunity to view it.

Fairfield Public Library is located at 1080 Old Post Rd., Fairfield, CT.

Chris Durante exhibiting at Silvermine Guild Arts Center New Members Show; opening Sunday 1/10

© Chris Durante

There will be a New Members show including drawings by Chris Durante at Silvermine Guild in New Canaan, from January 10-February 19. New members inducted in 2009 in this show include Durante, Binnie Birstein, Silas Finch, Robert Gregson, Susan Halls, Linda Kuehne, Yen-Hua Lee, Constance Old, and Bradley Wolman. The inducted artists work in a variety of media--drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, and mixed media. There will be an artists' reception Sunday, January 10, 2-4 pm.

Many of Chris Durante's recent drawings use forms that resemble fibers and viscera, and create (at least in me) a feeling of looking up through holes in a matrix into the dark sky of outer space. Those fluid black lines are charmers. However, Durante has moved out of strictly black-and-white ink drawing to include wild color, soft pencil forms, collage elements, cuts and burn marks, and heavily burnished and multi-layered surfaces that resemble pewter. Durante's keen eye pulls these seemingly unrelated elements together, but it is still his deft hand moving across paper to create meaning.

The Silvermine Guild Arts Center is located at 1037 Silvermine Rd., New Canaan, CT 06840. As a special event, there will be an informal discussion with Gallery Director Jeffrey Mueller and the new members on Friday, February 5, from 6:30-7:30 pm.

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Edith Morrison and Keith Johnson in "Size Matters" show at Kehler Liddell in New Haven, CT

© Edith Morrison

Client Edith Morrison is exhibiting drawings among 22 artist-members in different media at Kehler Liddell Gallery from December 10, 2009 to January 10, 2010 in the show "Size Matters". Also exhibiting is social landscape photographer Keith Johnson, about whom we've written fairly recently during a flurry of gallery/blog activity.

An artists' reception is Sunday December 13, 3-6 pm. Kehler Liddell is located at 873 Whalley Ave. New Haven, CT.

"Size Matters" is a salon-style exhibition that features some relatively small works and full scale art in a wide array of prices, geared toward holiday art sales. A portion of proceeds will benefit Child Life Arts and Enrichment Program at Yale New Haven Children's Hospital.

If you haven't seen Edith's work--it's wild and remarkable. Have a look in person--the drawings should be seen at full scale to appreciate their detail and flow.


Chris Durante exhibiting at Fairfield Arts Council, reception Friday 9/25

© Chris Durante

Chris Durante is exhibiting at Fairfield Arts Council from September 25 to November 7 along with Mary Jo McGonagle. Durante's recent abstract drawings combine elements from his earlier comic book inspired pieces. These are fractured and exploded until they no longer resemble their representational forebears. His lines are incredibly fluid; in addition he uses marks that are culled from daily life, like coffee stains, and burns. Those marks are used with equal gravity.

McGonagle's multi-layered, abstract, large-scale images combine painting with monotype. I think the artists are a great pairing, and I'm looking forward to seeing the show.

The reception for this exhibition is Friday, September 25 from 6-8 pm. Fairfield Arts Council is located at 70 Sanford St. Fairfield, CT (near the train station).

There is a brown bag lunch discussion with the artists and curator Laura Einstein on Thursday, October 22 from 12:30-1:30 pm.

Chris teaches drawing at Norwalk Community College, and also owns a framing studio in Danbury. He prepares artwork for many galleries, museums and private collectors in and around the area. He is a Silvermine Guild artist and will be showing there in January.

See you around.


Chris Durante at the opening
© Photo by Mark Savoia

Edith Morrison at H. Pelham Curtis Gallery in New Canaan

"Betrothed," © Edith Borax-Morrison

Edith Borax-Morrison is currently showing Penweave Drawings at the H. Pelham Curtis Gallery at New Canaan Library. The show is up until October 12, 2009. Borax-Morrison calls her spectacular abstract, and free-flowing mandala drawings "penweaves." The textures created resemble fibers, and the process by which Borax-Morrison creates them recalls the meditative qualities of weaving. The New Canaan Library is located at 151 Main St. New Canaan, CT.


Edith Borax-Morrison at Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven

Client Edith Borax-Morrison, and Emilia Dubicki are featured in the two-artist show No Constraints at the Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT. The exhibition runs from June 4-July 5. There is an artists' reception this Sunday, June 7, 3-6 pm, and an artists' talk Thursday, June 18, 7 pm. In addition, there is a poetry reading Sunday, June 28, 3 pm.

I liked this tidbit from the gallery's description of the show, "No Constraints defines an attitude, a self motivating creative directive and its results. [...] Unstressed discipline, intellectual curiosity, and a joyful compulsion to work are evident in this exhibition of abstract art."

Both artists work abstractly. Morrison's work is visionary and intricate; her drawings are "pen weavings" of "mind fibers". I encourage you to go see her work, and to meet her at the reception.


Edith Borax-Morrison at the opening.