Orna Feinstein | Now and Zen
Fifteen Years of Contemporary Printmaking
On view November 29th - January 4th
Morel #4, 2011
3D monoprint on Plexiglas, hardware
Galveston Arts Center presents a retrospective of uniquley layered abstract monoprints by Houston artist Orna Feinstein. The exhibit celebrates fifteen years of contemporary printmaking by Feinstein and was curated by Vincent Falsetta of the Art Department at University of North Texas, Denton.
Inspired and fascinated by the interior geometry organic things — the concentric patterns of tree rings or the cellular structure of a plant when observed under a microscope, Feinstein uses oil-based inks on various surfaces such as fabric, paper and Plexiglas that she assembles or stitches together. Her three-dimensional works examine themes of life and progression, reinventing the monoprint as an abstract physical object that advances, accordion-like, across space and time.
The pieces selected for this show demonstrate the evolution in materials and approaches that has occurred in Feinstein’s work over the years, highlighting her sophisticated relationship with color including monochromatic, bright multi-hued and black & white works.
Fans of the exhibit can follow its schedule of openings throughout Texas in 2015 at www.ornafeinstein.com.