Discover Local Artists: Visit Bounty and 10X10

Among the artists featured in a group show, “Bounty,” at Mary Woerner Fine Arts November 20 through December 18 are Hanne Niederhausen and Terre Rybovich.

Hanne Niederhause

Niederhausen works in a variety of media experimenting with various materials and techniques. In “Scroll Down,” the three upper images are photographs taken on travels through Europe, whereas the three lower ones are painted and drawn in gestural layers of ink, acrylic and graphite on hard boards.

“This piece brings together my interest in books, printmaking, as well as in the history of writing systems,” she said.

Historically, a scroll is a roll of papyrus, parchment, or paper, which has been written or drawn upon for the purpose of transmitting information or for decoration, she explained. “Nowadays a scroll is used in a virtual rather than a physical sense – the action of scrolling has become an integral part of our daily lives at the computer. How often did you let your screen scroll down today?”

“Scroll Down”, 31 by 47 inches, $2,400

“Scroll Down” might convey a seemingly old feeling, yet is contemporary in its message.

Terre Rybovich

“Here’s what I do when I draw,” Terre Rybovich said. “I start by blackening a sheet of paper with charcoal. Then I lie down naked on it, leaving a clear imprint of my body. The imprint is what defines the drawing—not me, the artist. I say I collaborate with chance, but I’m the one doing all the work. This method of drawing is not the easy way out: Even though I’m collaborating, it’s a long, hard process before I can let go of a drawing.”

The imprint of her body defines the text or symbols as well. “I just transcribe what my body gives me,” she said.

When the brain sees text it jumps into action: “Oh look, there’s work for me to do.” Our brains want do decipher, to find meaning in patterns. They find pleasure in that,” she said. “Yet in this case, in incorporating the whole body in generating text, the brain has to work a little differently. The message is elusive. It’s what you make it out to be.”

“Excerpt 5,” 34 by 22 inches, $950.

But it’s still an ice-breaker, she added. And ultimately the message is, “Talk to each other. We need to talk to each other.”

Mary Woerner Fine Art is at 3700 South Dixie Highway, #7, West Palm Beach. An opening reception is on November 20, from 6-8 p.m.


For more information, call (561) 832-3233. or visit Mary Woerner Fine Art’s site.

Also, on Saturday, Nov. 20, is the fourth annual 10X10 exhibition  from 6-10 p.m. at Lake Worth Storage, featuring sixteen installation and performance art pieces in self-storage units measuring ten feet square or less.

The audience must wander the industrial facility of several hundred storage units to seek out the art installations, which are spread throughout the space.  When one comes upon an open unit, it is a total aesthetic surprise, revealing the ingenuity of the artists who have created intense multi-media, conceptual art installations in 10 square feet or less.

The eighteen regional artists participating in the exhibition are Laura Atria, Steve Backhus, Birds are Nice, Aliya Bonar, Gage Branda, Christian DeFazio, Angela DiCosola, Mark Franz, Nicole Gugliotti, Kristin Miller Hopkins, Lauren Jacobson, Brad Lewter, Shark Man, Patrick Maxcy, Sally Ordile, Dana Matthew Shores, Misael Soto and Adrienne Turk. Half of the artists are new to the show.

For a taste, here’s the description of Unit 2185 Adrienne Turk’s “Lair of Mourning Dove.”

This piece is a raw self-portrait about coping with loss and the strange process of grieving through the Jewish mourning ritual, Shiva. Text of the mourner’s prayer looms amid personal and iconographic (symbolic) references coated in fleshy, temporal latex. Haunting rendition of the graveside prayer EL Molai Rachamim (God Filled With Mercy) by my cousin Noa Tucker. In loving memory of my father Sol Turk.

A new feature of the exhibition this year will be The Store Unit with small, affordable art works by the participating artists for sale.  10×10, produced by Walker-Tome’s ArtSite Projects, is fully funded by the admission charge of $5 per person. Lake Worth Storage is located at 4166 South Military Trail, Lake Worth. Limited on-site parking (with ample nearby street parking available). For more information call (561) 670-9658.

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Discover Local Artists: Kara Walker-Tome’s 10X10 Returns

Independent curator Kara Walker-Tomé (creator of Showtel) presents the third installment of 10X10, a unique art experience, 6-10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21 at Lake Worth Storage.

Last year 600 people attended 10X10. What attendees get to do is search through the cavernous facility of hundreds of storage units to discover seventeen art installations, spread out through the space.

Victoria Skinner installation, 2008
Victoria Skinner installation, 2008

It’s truly amazing and fun to see what those ingenious artists are up to as they create their fully multi-dimensional site-specific installations in 10 square feet or less.

This year, 14  artists in the show are new to 10X10. Selected artists are from Palm Beach County and Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa and Gainesville.

The twenty-one artists participating in the exhibition are: Elizabeth Atzberger, Steve Backhus, Jeane Cooper, Vanessa Diaz, Daniel Elias Fernandez, Samantha Gozlan, Kristin Miller Hopkins, Lauren Alyssa Howard, Lauren Jacobson, Bridgette Ludden, Kate McLeod, Andrew Nigon, Darren C. Price, Justin Rabideau, Lisa Rockford, Cristina Sierra, Carmen Tiffany and Kalina Winska.

Unit 2186 Kristin Miller Hopkins “Nesting”
Unit 2186 Kristin Miller Hopkins “Nesting”

Kristin Miller’s installation, “Nesting: a place of quiet respite from building a home,” makes referenence to the history of wallpaper and The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1899). “Wallpaper provides simultaneous comfort in its repeated delicacy and paranoia in its perfection,” she said. “The nest and the inaccessible nature of its display brings attention to the dichotomy between collection vs. obsession and how quickly one can become the other.”

Kristin Miller Hopkins is a local artist, educator and writer. She teaches art and art history at PBCC. Selected 2009 exhibitions include Showtel, ARC Gallery in Chicago and the Florida Craftsman Gallery. She has an MFA from the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY.

Unit 2210 Justin Rabideau “My Ancestors Row with Golden Keels
Unit 2210 Justin Rabideau “My Ancestors Row with Golden Keels”

Inspired by the phenomenal South Florida sunsets, Justin Ribdeau came to the idea of golden ships passing overhead. “When I look up, the clouds seem to emulate the shadows cast by their great hulls,” he said. “I often find joy and intrigue in natural materials that are specific to a region. In this case, I found inspiration with the palm tree and its fronds.”

Justin Rabideau received his MFA from the University of Georgia and then moved to Syracuse, NY to work at the Everson Museum and to teach sculpture at Pratt MWP and Cazenovia College.  He currently works at the Flagler Museum in the curatorial department.

Admission to the show is $6. Lake Worth Storage is located at 4166 South Military Trail, Lake Worth. Limited on-site parking. Parking suggested at the NE corner Lake Worth Rd/ Military Trail. More information call 561/670-9658.

10×10 is produced by ArtSite Projects. Sponsors include Luice Design, Hotel Biba, and Propaganda.