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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Banner: detail of Mouth Feel by Shana Kohnstamm
Dragonfruit Blossom by Shana Kohnstamm
Curator’s Tour: Paper Works, Woolgathering, Modulation & Harmony
Virtual Art Talk for Kids
Virtual Art Talk for Adults
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