LICG 60th Anniversary Exhibit
March 9 to April 7, 2019
Artists’ Reception: Sunday, March 10, 3:30-5:30 PM
Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery of the Art League of Long Island
107 East Deer Park Road, Dix Hills, NY
Juror: Barbara Paris Gifford, Assistant Curator,
Museum of Arts and Design, NYC
About the Juror
Barbara Paris Gifford is an Assistant Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in New York City. During the past five years, she has served as part of the curatorial team for several exhibitions and craft mediums, including La Frontera: Encounters Along the Border, Counter-Couture: Handmade Fashion in an American Counterculture, Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years, and Ebony Patterson: buried again to carry on growing… Gifford will be curating three upcoming MAD exhibitions including Robert Baines: Fake News and True Love, The World of Anna Sui, and 45 Stories in Jewelry. She has written for many publications including Metalsmith Magazine, Modern Magazine, The Journal of Modern Craft, and for the cataloguesLa Frontera: Encounters Along the Border, Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years, and Ralph Pucci: The Art of The Mannequin. She holds a Master of Arts degree in the History of the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture from the Bard Graduate Center.
About the exhibit
You can commemorate the echo of a great love, or any other personal experience–a major event in your own life or in the life of the world–with a souvenir, a tracing, a vestige, remnant, ghost, shadow, recollection, remembrance, reminder, or any kind of sign. But you can also signify it abstractly, using the colors that recall the feeling of it, and/or maybe even an accompanying sound recording, or a scent.
An ECHO can be interpreted by our members in so many ways: a quilt, a gnome garden ornament, a necklace, a sculpture, a collage that might include a photograph printed on fabric, or even a mixed media installation. The only restriction is that it contains the materials we work with: clay, fiber, metal, glass, paper, or wood.
An ECHO can be a “ripple effect“–the many ripples produced by a pebble pitched out onto the still surface of a lake are echoes of the original pebble dropping;
An ECHO can be inspiration gleaned from a great pioneer in your field of endeavor, or any of your heroes, re-defined;
An ECHO can be a re-interpretation of an antique or ancient form, such as a tulipiere, a crazy quilt, a torchiere, a voodoo doll, or a reliquary;
An ECHO can be a character in a play, movie, novel, myth, or history, reborn as someone or something else–such as Ulysses–the historical original, and the Ulysses re-imagined by James Joyce in his literary masterpiece.