browngrotta arts show features artistic flexibility

A reception to open the new exhibition at browngrotta arts will take place Saturday, April 26, from 1 to 6, at the gallery at 276 Ridgefield Road. The new show is Of Two Minds: Artists Who Do More Than One of a Kind and features artists who work in more than one medium, with more than one material or with more than one technique.

Sculptures, paintings, objects and wall works by 25 international artists will remain on view from 10 to 5 through Sunday, May 4.

Each artist in Of Two Minds has provided at least two contrasting works — several will exhibit more than two.

“Painters paint, sculptors sculpt, but the textile and mixed media artists in Of Two Minds are less restricted by material or technique,” said Tom Grotta, browngrotta arts’ co-curator. “Represented in major museums, these artists weave, plait, knit, crochet, stitch and felt and also carve, construct, draw, dye, weld and paint.”

Marian Bijlenga, of the Netherlands, has sent a stitched work of horsehair, one of fish scales, a wall assemblage of glass “doodles” resulting from her glass experiments and also two glass sculptures. Stephanie Jacques of Belgium will exhibit clay-coated and textile-edged woven baskets, with wood-worked bases along with a stitched photographic print. Hideho Tanaka of Japan combines a large patched linen weaving with sculptures of torched paper and steel and Lawrence LaBianca of California exhibits interactive works that combine glassblowing, prints, wood and metal work.

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