Coffee Break: Artist Talks | Rhea Dennis & Krista Svalbonas
April 13 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Our Coffee Break series pairs coffee and bagels with an artist talk. Learn more about the exhibiting artists’ process and technique through a talk and Q&A in our gallery with the artists themselves.
Artists: Rhea Dennis & Krista Svalbonas
Rhea Dennis’s handmade paper paintings are made intuitively , as she finds meaning in the sometimes-random patterns made by manipulating the pulp. While she is inspired by nature, she chooses not to replicate it, creating instead a private language of personal line and color.
Krista Svalbonas’s work merges historical accounts of displacement with architectural photographs through a process of burning, which acts as an echo of the traumas of war that refugees have endured. The words of the refugees now form the complete image. Eventually made entirely of lace-like text, the buildings grow fragile, inseparable from the precarious lives they housed.
These artists are exhibiting as part of our Solo Series Spring 2019, on view from March 1 – April 13.
Our Coffee Breaks are sponsored in part by the Jenkinstown Lyceum