Winter 2011 Exhibitions and Opening Reception
Washington, DC 20016
Six women artists take over the AU Museum with installations of new works. Exhibitions include Israeli glass artist Dafna Kaffeman, interactive multimedia artist Nicole Cohen, the surreal video art of Julie Linowes, large-scale installations by photographer Marisa Baumgartner, witty comic drawings by Heather Wilcoxon, and a two-story tall hand drawing by Linn Meyers.
Gallery talk by Dafna Kaffeman at 5 pm. Reception from 6 pm to 9 pm.
Dafne Kaffemen: What Could be Sweeter Than Going to Paradise?
Israeli artist Dafna Kaffeman’s delicate glass sculptures mimic organic forms such as leaves, fur and flowers. Her small works and large scale, dynamic installations often deal with issues raised by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The installation “Mantis Relgiosa,” based on a statement made by a young Palestinian, consists of lifelike lampworked glass objects and found handkerchiefs embroidered by Jewish men from Israel.