Vignettes: one venue, three exhibitions

Vignettes: one venue, three exhibitions presented by browngrotta arts

This series of events will feature a unique format -- three exhibitions in one space. Vignettes: one venue; three exhibitions will combine celebrations of the noted wood sculptor, Dorothy Gill Barnes and famed weaver and surface designer, Glen Kaufman, with An Abundance of Objects, featuring baskets, ceramics and sculptures by more than three dozen international artists.

An Artist’s Reception and Opening will take place on Saturday, Oct 7th, from 11 am to 6 pm.

Exhibition Description(s):

Vignette 1: Dorothy Gill Barnes: A Way With Wood

Dorothy Gill Barnes: a Way With Wood will celebrate the work of the renowned sculptor, known for weaving bark, transforming natural materials, and for her collaborations with glass artists, resulting in objects that mix glass and bark and branches in intriguing ways. Among Barnes’ innovations were dendroglyphs, markings she’d make on live tree bark, which she allowed to develop into “scars” for months or years before har- vesting and using the resulting bark “drawings" in her works.

Vignette 2: Glen Kaufman: Elegant Eloquence

Glen Kaufman: Elegant Eloquence highlights the work of this master weaver who created photo collages, using a Japanese technique to apply gold and silver leaf atop intricately woven damask fabric, often in a grid, to reflect disappearing Japanese architecture. Also included are examples of Kaufman’s early work, which included both textural weaving and macramé-knotted and interlooped, hanging sculptural forms.

Vignette 3: An Abundance of Objects

The third exhibition, An Abundance of Objects, will combine baskets, sculptures, and ceramics by more than three dozen artists from the US and abroad. Included will be work by Dail Behennah (UK), Hisako Sekijima (JP), Tim Johnson (UK), Polly Sutton (US), Stéphanie Jacques (BE), Judy Mulford (US), Gizella Warburton (UK), Mary Merkel-Hess (US), Simone Pheulpin (FR), Lawrence LaBianca (US), Lizzie Farey (UK), Joe Feddersen (US), Toshiko Takeazu (US), Gary Trentham (US), Nancy Koenigsberg (US); Markku Kosonen (FI), Tamiko Kawata (US), Christine Joy (US), Kosuge Kogetsu (JP), Kajiwara Aya (JP), Kyomi Iwata (US), Katherine Westphal (US), Dona Look (US), John McQueen (US), Jiro Yonezawa (JP), Gyöngy Laky (US), Noriko Takimaya (JP), Gertrud Hals (NO), Jeannet Leenderste (US), Naomi Kobayashi (JP), Karyl Sisson (US), Willa Rogers (NZ), Neil and Fran Prince (US), Jin-Sook So (KO), Lewis Knauss (US), Dawn Walden (US), and Keiji Nio (JP).

Contact Name
Michael Kelleher
Contact Email
Event type: (online or physical)
browngrotta arts
276 Ridgefield Road Wilton, CT 06897
Event Duration (ongoing or fixed dates)
Start Date
October 7, 2023
End Date
October 15, 2023
Event Time(s)
Saturday, Oct 7th: 11AM to 6PM [Opening & Artist Reception] Sunday, Oct 8th: 11AM to 5PM (40 visitors/ hour) Monday, Oct 9th - Saturday, Oct 14th: 10AM to 5PM (40 visitors/ hour) Sunday, Oct 15th: 11AM to 5PM [Final Day] (40 visitors/ hour)
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