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“ Epoch,” by Joan Giordano, is made with international newspapers, corrugated scraps, wallpaper, texts, paint and encaustic.

Joan Giordano: ‘Overview (1993 – 2018)’

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — The Catskill Art Society will present “Overview (1993 – 2018),” a major exhibition of works by Joan Giordano, a Roscoe- and New York City-based artist, on view at the CAS Arts Center, 48 Main St., from September 1 through October 27. There will be an artist’s talk at 3 p.m., immediately followed by an opening reception on Saturday, September 1 from 4 to 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Giordano has participated in more than 50 museum and gallery exhibitions both nationally and internationally, including and not limited to The National Museum of Art, Santiago, Chile; Museo Del Corso, Florence, Italy; and Fiberart International, Pittsburgh, PA. This exhibition brings together 25 years of Giordano’s work, primarily that using paper.

The earliest work on view, “Ancient Terrain,” 1993, and “Tighter Ties,” 1995, feature the artist’s exploration with the malleability of copper and paper, giving the feeling of artifacts created many millennia before. Her series “Presences” continues with an inspection of the architectural quality of paper. In Giordano’s recent work, she has contemporized her wall reliefs by including rolled sheets of newspaper, a practice she began in response to the elections of 2016 in America. Gallery hours are Thursdays through Saturdays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sundays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Mondays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The CAS Arts Center is wheelchair accessible. Admission is free. www.catskillartsociety.org.

 

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