WORD  Art in Word : Word in Art
February 27 – July 21, 2016
Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art

Word Wall/Words of Rage was created 3 years ago as part of a solo exhibition Scar Tissue at Ceres Gallery, NYC. The act of creation was cathartic. The piece was expanded for WORD  in a museum setting; more torsos and words were added almost doubling the piece in size; rage returned!

Clay torsos, words on the reverse in red glaze: An exploration of the issues in Brody’s life; from illness, being “the good daughter,” to divorce and moving on. The words include musings about life, family, and aging.  Brody’s practice involves clay and the female body. Her words include mantras said frequently to allay the clenching in the gut foreshadowing panic. This is the third iteration of the wind chime/mobile—the first being about female goddesses, the second about being female and this. The shards represent the fragility of both clay and life.

Brody merges her clay figures with calligraphy in these pieces. She studied for several years with the master calligrapher Lloyd J. Reynolds and also makes traditional books in clay.

This installation is 10 x 8 feet. There are 70 hanging torsos or various size.

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Fall 2015

Saunders Farm
10th Anniversary Exhibition, Garrison NY 10524
Collaborative Concepts

September 5 – October 31, 2015

September 5, 2-6pm
October 3 (rain date October 4) 2-6pm

853 Old Albany Post Road, Garrison NY 10524
Hours: 10am to dusk



November 3 – November 28, 2015

‘Family Stories’
Ceres Gallery

547 West 27th St
Chelsea, NY 10001
Hours: noon-6pm Tu, We, Fr, Sa, Noon-8pm Th

New work in cement and in clay.

Focusing on family myths, sto­ries, and traditions, the artist recasts and reimagines her foremothers through words, gesture, and image.

Donna Barkman’s ‘Hand Me Downs’ will be performed at the gallery November 12 and 14

This monologue is written and acted by Barkman and directed by Mara Mills.  The play uses one of Brody’s sculptures as an integral part of the piece.


Peekskill Project 6
Windows on Main Street
Peekskill NY 10566
Thanksgiving weekend
Opening Location TBD

A community-based installation is done by children during the summer and at workshops where they created their vision of a house that was installed to create a town.


Spring 2015


Highland Falls Sculpture Walk May 16 to November 20, 2015

Opening Reception May 16 pm


NY Times: Leadership on View near West Point

Dialog invites the viewer to participate in this dialog.  Three figures sit together, actively learning in the Platonic method as they sit under a tree, discussing their topic. The figures, all female, were created as a group specifically in conversation. Brody’s figures are all autobiographical and reflect her musings on being a woman. She creates her figures in series and then groups them into conversations and/or dialogs where the spaces between the figures and relationships of one figure to another enhance the statement. These figures can be reconfigured into other conversations.

Brody explores her world through the female figure in many variations. The figures are distorted and elongated often with extraneous elements eliminated or just suggested. Gesture and relationships are the focus.

Open Studios June 5 & 6

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Field Gallery
4 Main Street
Peekskill NY 10566

4 from musings

4 from Musings 2015, Stoneware, oxides, glaze

Musings: Work in Clay
June 6 – July 31, 2015

Opening Reception June 6, 11-5

Book pages, torsos, incised words on figures in stoneware with oxides all musings on the state of being a woman of a certain age. The figures explore some of the changes in the past 10 years as I become a grandmother again and as my body and body image change. Internal references to nature have changed as well from tree forest images the figures now reflect classical fertility goddesses incorporating bird features and now frog imagery.

Westchester Community College Center for Digital Arts Gallery.
27 N. Division St., Peekskill

Off the Beaten Track
PAA Group Show

June 4 –  July 31, 2015

Scar Tissue

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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

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