A Portfolio of 50 Drawings x 50 Women Sculptors During COVIDJanuary 21 - February 21, 2022
The ‘I5OLATION Portfolio’ came about via a conversation between Sculptors Coral Penelope Lambert and Cynthia Handel when they were checking in on each other in early April 2020. They were discussing how the pandemic was affecting studio work and what kind of support artists might need. They discussed inviting other women artists to work on a sketchbook idea that would rotate from person to person. As always, with their conversations, ideas rapidly developed and the portfolio of 50 women sculptor’s drawings was born. The portfolio represents an international collection of women sculptors from the USA and Europe. Initially contacting sculptors that they have known and worked with over the past 25 to thirty years they then asked those sculptors to nominate others to extend the pool. Their hope is that this portfolio reconnects, supports, celebrates, and introduces peers in the field across continents. The artists in the portfolio approach sculpture in diverse materials and practices from public and process-based art to installation and performance. Sculptors tend to work in collaboration or with a team of others to produce and install work so during the time of isolation much of their practice changed drastically. They found that many sculptors turned to drawing, a practice that is carried out alone, is therapeutic and fits in-between other tasks such as teaching online. ‘I5OLATION’ portfolio includes various methods of drawing from mixed media collage using what was at hand such as mascara and lipstick to traditional pencil and watercolor. The original drawings are maintained as a group whilst limited edition prints are available at i5olationportfolio.org
Due to health and safety, the opening reception has been moved to a closing reception to take place during the February Art Walk, Thursday, February 17, 2022, 6-8pm. The exhibitions will open as planned to visitors during regular gallery hours.