This month Upstream presents two different approaches to structure and form. In Mia de Bethune's Woven, weaving, painting and sculpture intersect to create an elegant abstract language. Luis Perelman's Kamal 2 continues his exploration of traditional middle eastern patterns and the ways in which these forms are universal.
Exhibit runs from October 5 through October 29th. Opening reception October 8th 2-5 pm. Join us also on Friday evening October 13th after 5:30 for Hastings' special evening event.
Anyam Gila, Mad Weave, 52 in x 52 inches, Photo: John Maggiotto
Kamal 57, Woven Metal on Board
Mia de Bethune
Woven: An intersection
of weaving, painting and sculpture
Mia de Bethune's work ranges from oil, pastel and encaustic painting to weavings in paper, plastic and natural fibers, to earthworks that engage the landscape.
"I have spent the last year exploring the connection between weaving and painting. What began as a fascination with the grid in graphic form has grown into a romance with weaving in its many forms. This summer I learned to use a floor loom. This work has grown out of my direct experience with the weaving process. "
Additional outdoor kinetic weavings will be on view at 196 Warburton Avenue, Hastings starting on Sunday Oct 8.
Luis Perelman, Kamal 57, Woven Metal on Board
A native New Yorker, Perelman has worked in a variety of media including watercolor, painting, assemblage and sculpture.
"My approach to art is the exploration of space and form rather than the expression of narrative. I am fascinated by the transformation of pattern."
Perelman's work has been exhibited in museums and galleries in New York and the Northeast, and is in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum, the Neuberger Museum of Art and the Honolulu Museum of Art.
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