Norma Minkowitz - Artist
The art of Norma Minkowitz will be on view in the Library’s H. Pelham Curtis Gallery in the exhibit, “Drawn to the Edge: Sculpture and Drawings,” from October 16 – November 20. Everyone is invited to attend the opening reception for the artist on Sunday, October 16, from 3 - 5 pm.
Minkowitz works with fiber, wire, resin, hog gut and found materials to transform the crafts of crochet and weaving into the most exquisite forms that transcend the objects they represent. With unique processes and materials, she has translated her two-dimensional vision into the three-dimensional world, as if she were drawing in space with fiber. The stiffened fibers on the surface of the work, beautiful in itself, compel the viewer to take a closer look to find that the holes between the threads the artist weaves offer a view into the interior realm of her pieces. The result is as engaging and enigmatic as her superb craftsmanship.
A graduate of Cooper Union Art School, Norma Minkowitz is represented by browngrotta arts. Her awards and recognitions are many, including the 2009 Master of the Medium Award, James Renwick Alliance of The Smithsonian Institution. Her work is part of more than 25 public collections throughout the world. In the United States, these institutions include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Arts and Design, Wadsworth Athenaeum, Renwick Gallery at the Sniithsonian American Art Museum and de Young Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco.
“Drawn to the Edge: Sculpture and Drawings” is sponsored by the Art Committee of Friends of New Canaan Library. The curators for this show are Arianne Kolb and Denise Taratko.