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Seager Gray Gallery presents Raveling: Lisa Kokin. This Octo ber offering premiers a new body of work by the artist created nearly entir ely of thread. The exhibition will run from October 2 through 31. A full co lor catalog of the exhibition is available through the gallery with an essa y by writer Maria Porges. There will be a gallery talk with Porges and Koki n on Saturday\, October 6 at 5 to 6pm followed by a reception for the artis t from 6 to 8pm.

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The work of Lisa Kokin has always been marked by a n intelligent wit and sense of irony. Her choice of a title for this exhibi tion\, “Raveling” is no exception. The inspiration for this body of work is the artist’s mother who passed away just short of her 100th birthday. Her life - a long thread that was intricately wound with that of her daughter\, had finally “unraveled.” One might suppose that “raveling” would be the op posite of “unraveling.” In truth\, raveling is not a verb\, but a noun. It is a thread or fiber that has become separated from a woven material. Hence themes of connection and separation create a powerful critical tension\, a thread\, if you will\, that runs through all the work.

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Kokin has d eveloped her medium\, pushing her materials beyond their customary use. The work is not soft\, like lace\, though is has that association. Using a sta bilizer\, she is able to “draw” with thread creating satisfying filigreed w orks with text and image that freely interact with shadow and light.

\n< p>Kokin has distinguished herself over the years for her pithy social comme ntary and labor intensive attention to detail. In 2012\, her work\, Fauxlia ge\, Obligation to Endure won the Dorothy Saxe award for creativity in the Contemporary Jewish Museum exhibition\, “Do Not Destroy.” Her work is exhib ited in galleries in Sun Valley\, Idaho and Jackson Hole\, Wyoming and is i ncluded in many curated publications and reviews.

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