May 21, 2020

New York Review from US Review of Books

The Eric Hoffer Award for Books

2020 Eric Hoffer Award

Art

The Art category captures the experience, execution, or demonstration of the arts, including art, fine art, graphic art, architecture, design, photography, and coffee table books.

Winner

Gloria Garfinkel, Andrew Kelly, Gloria Garfinkel Foundation - Nonagenarian and working artist Gloria Garfinkel is vibrant in thought and style. Her work crosses artistic mediums and cultural boundaries. Colors mix, explore, and explode in Warholian fashion, but like viewing any great artist, there is the first flush of the eye and later the insight of the mind. Even though her sculptures, paintings, and collages can be found publically both near and far, this dense retrospective gathers a salient understanding of an artist one may have only a glancing familiarity with. The brilliantly produced, hefty coffee table book will be a prize in your collection and help promulgate Garfinkel to the generations

The US Revi...

May 18, 2018

BRATTLEBORO, VT -- Six new exhibits reflecting a wide range of artistic styles, mediums, and concerns open at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) on Saturday, March 17. From hand-cranked kinetic sculptures made of household objects to elegant black-and-white watercolor landscapes, the new exhibits affirm BMAC's commitment to exhibiting contemporary art in all its forms. An opening reception for BMAC members and the exhibiting artists will take place at 11 a.m. The exhibits will open to the general public at 1 p.m.


"3D Color" consists of painted aluminum sculptures by New York-based artist Gloria Garfinkel. Viewers are invited to reconfigure the sculptures by flipping panels and twisting colored discs. "I find intriguing the concept that a finished painting is complete, done, frozen in time, never to be changed," says Garfinkel. "I want you to see how it feels to change a piece of art and feel the excitement of experimentation."

The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center presents rotatin...

April 10, 2018

This exhibition features Gloria Garfinkel’s Obi series, in particular. As a devoted Japanophile (after several trips to that country), she uses Japanese culture as her springboard for creating a series of horizontal works that celebrate features of color, form, texture and design indigenous to their culture. Her Obi pieces “have an overall horizontal format indicating landscape, however, the abrupt angles that accent the design speaks equally of mid-Modern architecture as it does to the harmony of nature.” Borrowing from Japanese lifestyle illustrations from previous centuries (Ukiyo-e), these assemblages cleverly interpose various patterns and colors to form vibrant, other-worldly landscapes of our imagination. The exhibition catalogue states it best as, “this combination or interweaving of nature and architecture recalls Garfinkel’s study of Japanese culture and art, while the mix of delicately sweeping narratives and nuance elicits joy and optimism.

July 25, 2016

July 1- October 16, 2016

www.masmacon.org

The Museum of Arts and Sciences presents an exhibition of twenty ­five vibrant paintings, sculptures, and prints by New York artist Gloria Garfinkel. The artist, whose work combines complex geometry and painterly invention, is particularly fascinated by the traditional Japanese kimono and obi.

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