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Craft & Culture: Norma Minkowitz Artist Talk at 7pm


You’re invited to join artist Norma Minkowitz at PAA for a talk about her work and her new exhibition “Storylines,” which is on view at Snyderman-Works Gallery, from March 1, 2013 to April 27, 2013.

A native of New York City, Norma Minkowitz is a graduate of Manhattan’s Cooper Union Art School, and has been an exhibiting artist for more than 55 years. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; The Philadelphia Museum of Art; The Montreal Museum of Fine Art, and more than 20 other national and international museums. In 2009, she was honored as a Master of the Medium by the James Renwick Alliance, a national organization that supports the acquisition of works by the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution of American Art, Washington, DC. She is a recipient of a prestigious National Endowment for the Arts Grant, and was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Craft Council in 2003.

Artist Statement: “I have for many years been exploring the possibilities of crocheted, interlaced sculptures stiffened into hard mesh-like forms which often make statements about enclosures or entrapment, suggesting a shelter or cage from which there is no escape. Many of my figural sculptures address the passage of time, other transitions and are sequential. The web like fabric defines volume and form. Process becomes a part of the content and both structure and surface are achieved at the same time. In her essay “Drawn to the Edge”, Kathleen Whitney describes my work as “stunningly repetitive” and also writes, “The artist who is able to draw the viewer in through the marriage of concept and technique without over- reliance on one aspect or the other performs an extraordinary magic act.”

 The Craft and Culture lecture series is generously supported by the Dolflinger-McMahon Foundation.