Carmi Weingrod is a print artist whose usual focus is assymetrical mandala-like works, but it would seem that occasionally–and happily–the mandala spins in a different direction. In her own words, she was taken by the wood blocks in Ed McCarthy’s scrap bin (this is a joint show with Ed) and was drawn in a new direction:
Fascinated by the wood blocks, I started printing their shapes and grains…the scraps from Ed’s sculpture sent me on a sidetrack, but also joined my work to his in an unforeseen way. The body of work in this show acknowledges the unexpected shift in my focus and the forked path ahead. I might still need to reconcile a yearning for the comfort of the mandala with a thirst for the beauty of wood.
Artist Reception: March 7, 5-8pm
Tashiro-Kaplan Arts Complex #105
306 S. Washington Street
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