Peekskill Open Studios June 7 & 8, 2014

This year Jo-Ann Brody will not open her studio but instead show selected work at the

Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
1701 Main Street
Peekskill NY 10566
914-788-0100 http://www.hvcca.org
noon – 6pm

HVCCA will be free and open to the public during Open Studios. The current exhibition is “Art at the Core: The intersection of Visual Art, Performance and Technology.” hvcca web site

HVCCA’s 2013-2014 exhibition features works that lend themselves to narrative interpretations. The selected artists employ traditional art materials as well as new technology, video and performance to look to art as addressing the very core of our everyday lives, our ‘weltanschauung’. – See more at: http://www.hvcca.org/current-exhibitions/#sthash.H2xOLxLs.dpuf
HVCCA’s 2013-2014 exhibition features works that lend themselves to narrative interpretations. The selected artists employ traditional art materials as well as new technology, video and performance to look to art as addressing the very core of our everyday lives, our ‘weltanschauung’. – See more at: http://www.hvcca.org/current-exhibitions/#sthash.H2xOLxLs.dpuf
The Intersection of Visual Art, Performance & Technology – See more at: http://www.hvcca.org/current-exhibitions/#sthash.H2xOLxLs.dpuf

Parking is free throughout Peekskill

 

Off The Beaten Track
Westchester Community College
27 N. Division St.
sunywcc.edu

Peekskill Clay Studios
The Hat Factory1000 N. Division Street

 

HVCCA’s 2013-2014 exhibition features works that lend themselves to narrative interpretations. The selected artists employ traditional art materials as well as new technology, video and performance to look to art as addressing the very core of our everyday lives, our ‘weltanschauung’. – See more at: http://www.hvcca.org/current-exhibitions/#sthash.H2xOLxLs.dpuf

Jo-Ann Brody @ The Affordable Art Fair NYC

April 2 -6, 2014

The Affordable Art Fair
The Metropolitan Pavilion
125 W. 18th St
New York, NY

José-Marc Gallery

I’ve been invited to show at Jose-Marc Gallery’s booth at the fair along with 5 other artists.

Work will be from my recent show Scar Tissue  and other pieces–all recent.

More info to follow–images, sizes, etc.

 

Scar Tissue

2014-01-08 12.18.08

Scar Tissue
Scars are areas of tissue that replace normal skin after injury. A scar results from the biological process of repair. Scarring is a natural part of the healing process. Every wound results in some degree of of scarring. Scars represent healing of many sorts–healthy or not. Scars are metaphorically and/or literally explored through the artist’s personal iconography. These figures and books explore tissues/issues in the artists life.

Feb 4 – March 1, 2013
Reception Thursday, February 6, 6 – 8pm

Ceres Gallery
547 West 27th Street, NYC 10001
212-947-6100
http://www.ceresgallery.org

Hours: Tu, We, Fr, Sa noon to 6pm; Th noon to 8pm

Scar Tissue Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Jo-Ann Brody
Scar Tissue

February 4–March 1, 2014
Reception February 6, 6–8pm

Ceres Gallery is pleased to present Scar Tissue.

Scars are areas of tissue that replace normal skin after injury. A scar results from the biological process of repair. It 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 are metaphorically and/or literally explored through the artist’s personal iconography.

The figures explore tissues/issues in Brody’s life; from surgery, illness, being “the good daughter,” from infertility and divorce, from songs, and musings about life, family, and aging come both form and word. The female body serves as Brody’s palette. Mother, wife, old lady, artist, friend – growing older; it’s about (re)evaluating life. The words used are mantras said frequently to allay the clenching in the gut foreshadowing panic.

Recurring elements such as Raku repaired with gold leaving literal marks suggest that broken and glued can be an element of the work itself with all the symbolism implied; pottery’s necessary involvement with inner and outer surface leads into egg/container imagery; books record major upheavals; the binding on the books invoke stitches; and now words appear on torso/figure as well as in the third iteration of wind chime/mobile. Themes include aging, loneliness, fertility, egg, and family. Woman is additionally both incubator and earth mother. The dance of life suggests movement, acceptance and growth. Brody conflates fertility with creativity.

The artist shapes the clay and cement in a sensuous involvement with her media. Envisioned at first as graceful, sensuous, simple figures, as the pieces develop, they warp into other metaphors. Groupings, and combinations, repetition multiply meaning. The clay/cement combination of both modalities creates a stark contrast of texture, scale, color and approach. These figures incorporate the vocabulary of forms and metaphors Brody has developed in the past but in different combinations.