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letters to the universe

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letters to the universe 

November - January, 2016
 
Letters to the Universe reflects the daily work of making a gesture and placing that visual gift into the world, not knowing how it will be received or taken up. Right now, it is an act made amidst the myriad demands of being a new mother.
 
Each piece begins with the same foundation: a piece of white woven paper, walnut ink cooked down from walnut husks collected from the backyard and a bit of time (which ranges from less than five minutes on a day when the babe refuses to nap to those glorious expanses of 90 minutes with the help of a babysitter).
 
From the foundation of a gesture, possibilities open: a single mark in its infancy may be all that is needed to hold a white expanse of paper; other drawings reflect impulses to embellish, obscure, introduce color, and re-imagine using watercolor, ground, and gouache. The images are small declarations of love for art-making within the constraints of everyday life.
 
 
labyrinth

2013

 

During a time of mine remediation at Holden Village, a Lutheran retreat center in the cascade wilderness, a traditional labyrinth had to be moved from its original location. Lori Hayes Kershner designed a new labyrinth to fit into the boundaries of a former drain field. In May 2013, she worked with a group of high school students and their mentors and a maverick - driving a bucket loader and truck - to move six tons of river rocks and stone from the ball field to a former drain field.

 

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leave-taking

2010

 

Leave-taking is an installation of 27 miniature paintings embedded in resin, enclosed in metal, and left in locations along the sidewalk where the artist often walked during her five years living in Brooklyn. The installation has a clear double meaning: not only about taking leave from a place, but also leaving objects for others to take.

See the article in the New York Post here.

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

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Lori Hayes Kershner received her bachelor of art and art history from Princeton University. She studied art at Massachusetts College of Art and Brandeis University and received her MFA from Burren College of Art in Ireland. Over the past twenty years, she has taught art to high school students in Massachusetts, taught art to Palestinian children in Jerusalem, assisted college art students in Massachusetts and Ireland, and served as Artist in Residence at Holden Village in the cascade mountains of Washington State.

 

She has participated in a number of group shows, and solo projects have ranged from installing paintings in subway cars and embedding small paintings in sidewalk cracks in Brooklyn to creating a daily drawing while her son naps (first posted @lorihayesart on Instagram).

ABOUT THE ARTIST

CONTACT

For more information about exhibitions or general inquiries:

413 UNIVERSITY AVE., SELINSGROVE, PA 17870

TEL: 570.863.8146

EMAIL: info@lorihayesart.com

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