Opening Reception: Friday, August 18, 5-7pm
Exhibit runs: June 19-September 17
Gallery hours: Wednesday-Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday 11am-4pm
The Folds of the Cloak is an installation in the atrium of the Sharon Arts Center in downtown Peterborough by artist Jacquelyn Gleisner. The title of the exhibition references the last line of the poem “Of the Surface of Things” by Wallace Stevens. Gleisner read this poem aloud to her students on the first day of classes last fall, and throughout the year she collected their discarded drawings and paintings to re-use. Viewers can see glimpses of color wheels and other exercises re-purposed into some of the pyramid forms. The nesting triangles cover the walls and distort a viewer’s sense of space.
The title also alludes to paper and textiles, two important materials for the artist. Paper, an ecological and malleable form, represents flexibility and durability. Textiles are another important source for Gleisner, who regularly references patterns as well as the cultural importance of fabric, embroidery, and other handicrafts. All the paper and cardboard used in this installation are found or recycled from previous works by the artist or her former students, creating a textural map of color, patterns, and time.
This exhibition is free, open to the public and handicap accessible. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.