Woolgathering

Shana Kohnstamm

Sept 8–Oct 31, 2020
Mansion at Strathmore

The indulgence of daydreaming and the fusion of imagination with artistic process are both core traits of artist Shana Kohnstamm’s vibrant and whimsical work. Woolgathering is how Kohnstamm’s soft structures come to be. The artist forms colorfully dyed wool into soft sculptures that look utterly touchable. The fibers lock together through a process called needle felting, creating dense shapes that can be molded. This environmentally sustainable medium offers the artist the chance to daydream during the repetitive motions of poking varying needles into knots of wool, inventing new organic forms.
 

Visiting the Mansion During This Time

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Virtual Opening Reception: Thu, Sept 24, 7pm

We are excited to host a virtual opening reception for Paper Works: The Art of PaperWoolgathering: Shana Kohnstamm, and Modulation and Harmony: Emon Surakitkoson.

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Press

PRESS RELEASE (pdf)

 

Banner: detail of Mouth Feel by Shana Kohnstamm

 

Dragonfruit Blossom by Shana Kohnstamm. A soft, felted flower sculpture. A thin stem with five offshoots form the base to stand. The petals are are mixture of purple and dark pink. An offshoot from the top of the flower has four tendrils; each tendril is covered in small yellow beads that are sewn on.


Dragonfruit Blossom by Shana Kohnstamm

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Virtual Art Talk for Kids

Virtual Art Talk for Adults

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