Spirited Lines

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Sacred Poem XII 24 Karat Gold Leaf, Thread, Gampi Tissue, Paper: Pages From Parish Psalmody Dated 1844 7 X 5.5 In. © Carole P. Kunstadt
Sacred Poem LXXX 22 Karat Gold Leaf, Thread, Paper: Pages From Parish Psalmody Dated 1849 8.75 X 8.5 In. © Carole P. Kunstadt
Markings No. 64, detail, 2016 Graphite, Colored Pencil On Double Layer Mylar 27 X 36 In. © Carole P. Kunstadt
Markings No. 65, detail, 2016 Graphite, Colored Pencil On Double Layer Mylar 27 X 36 In. © Carole P. Kunstadt
Spirited Lines

333 Mountain Road
Rosendale, New York 12472
October 6th, 2016 - January 29th, 2017
Opening: October 23rd, 2016 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

other (outside main areas)
845 658 3439
Book Arts, collage, drawing, mixed-media


Spirited Lines - meet Hudson Valley Artist Carole Kunstadt - Opening Reception

Sunday, October 23, 2016  3:00 - 5:00 pm  With a special performance of Sacred Harp Singing


Having recently relocated to Woodstock, NY from New York City, as a collagist, painter, book arts and fiber artist, Kunstadt often invokes other people's histories in the materials she uses which gives her work a metaphysical quality of timelessness. Kunstadt's recent works reference the material of books, deconstructing paper and text, and using it in metaphorical ways. Her devotion to books is inspired by the ability of the written word to take the reader to other places through stories, poems, and prayers. Kunstadt's process reveals how language can become visual through re-interpretation.

Two ongoing series featured - The Sacred Poem Series is a vehicle for the expression of gratitude, the exploration of life’s vulnerabilities, and as a platform for sanctity and contemplation. The primary element used is paper: the pages are taken from two antique volumes of a Parish Psalmody whose pages are manipulated and recombined, resulting in a presentation that evokes an ecumenical offering: poems of praise and gratitude. The Markings Series incorporates fragmented lines of script from a New England journal dated 1860's which provide flowing, curvilinear marks on paper - fluid, sepia toned strokes with an implied history, juxtaposed with color fields of gouache and thread. Past and present meet in an intimate and delicate manner. Recent Markings are eloquent, layered, energetic and playful graphite marks on mylar.


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