Month: October 2014

Fall 2014

jo-ann brody

The Farm Project 2014 at Saunders Farm         August 30-October 31, 2014
853 Old Albany Post Road
Garrison NY 10524

 My Girl curated by Luis Maldonado                 September 13-October 11, 2014
“It’s All About Things” Project Space
6 N. Pearl St., Suite 204H
Port Chester, NY 10573

Peekskill Presents “The Power of Women Artists” see below
(a citywide series of events and exhibitions featuring women and women’s issues)

Women: the Root, the Rock, the Foundation   November and December, 2014
 at the BRC Patio Sculpture Garden (address posted soon)
Peekskill NY

Brains, Boobs, & Backbones: Women Artists, Women’s Issues   November thru December, 2014
Paramount Paramount Hudson Valley Upper Gallery
1008 Brown St, Peekskill, NY 10566

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Peekskill: The Power of Women Artists

Two shows, part of Peekskill: The Power of Women Artists.

PWA-BRCposter-revAt the Bean Runner I am showing three older pieces:

My work revolves around the female figure. I see women as strong, rooted, connected to the earth, the tree of life, earth mother, and mother earth.

The women are symbolic and iconic of the struggle to remain strong and creative inwardly while being nourishing and cherishing outwardly. Thus they reflect the dichotomy faced by women of the post-industrial era.

My women stand tall and powerful. I make them stronger and more powerful by exaggerating their legs and concentrating on the stance of each figure. The under structure of my cement figures immediately creates a gesture and a stance. As the form develops, she talks to me. Grouping my figures creates conversational groups, dialogs. Here are three figures created over a period of three years. They are the same scale–my size–life size; they relate to one another. They talk to each other and, through their gestures, speak to us. They live in my studio and carry on conversations with each other and with me and with the odd visitor who is ready to listen.

BB&BPoster2smAt the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater Mezzanine Gallery

Hoarder of Tea Tags, stoneware, 16.5 x 13 x 1.5", 2013

Hoarder of Tea Tags, stoneware, 16.5 x 13 x 1.5″, 2013

A scar is a natural part of the healing process; every wound results in some degree of scarring. Scars represent healing of many sorts – healthy or not. Scars form only after healing takes place.

In this piece, part of her series ‘Scar Tissue,’ Brody explores the aftermath of divorce and the complexity of feelings in redefining herself after so long part of a couple. Within this simple image of two couples dancing, she deals with the sense of betrayal and failure and her resolve to rebuild. Brody’s typical vocabulary—elongated figures grouped, gesture, and the dance of life—is utilized here to create this new narrative.

Jo-Ann Brody 10/27/14