Magda Elias is presenting a series of"gobelins," or rug wall hangings, constructed ofwool and acrylic. She draws inspiration for these unique and often whimsical latch-hook rugs from her environment and from the masterpieces of art history. As an avid museum-goer, she likes to re-imagine paintings and sculptures to fit her aesthetic. In the well-known tradition of artists reinterpreting their predecessors' work, Elias takes well-known pieces and makes them her own. Elias says " For the artist, the practice of reconfiguration is fluid and emancipatory, always respectful of previous masters’ interpretive arrangements, yet incessantly in pursuit of a new one that is rebelliously “I”-centric.
First Friday: June 2, 5-9 pm.
Artist Reception: Sunday, June 11, 1-4