Friday, December 20, 2013

Artists Kathy Miller and Judith Christensen, "Life Lines" exhibition, Rose Art Gallery,(Francis Parker School), San Diego

‘Life Lines’ , is an exhibition showcasing the work of Kathy Miller and Judith Christensen. The show, which takes place within the light and airy space of Rose Art Gallery on the campus of Francis Parker School leaves its mark in several ways.  Familiar found objects draw us into the vocabulary and simplicity of these well crafted works. Miller’s use of recognizable objects of a mannequin, bedsprings, ceramic hands, bits of horse hair, hand spun text, metal, wire and fabric are transformed into a visual poetry that is both elegant and intimate.  Christensen uses language together with found and self-created books, dictionaries and texts to create house structures, paper doll dresses and other sculptural pieces that illicit personal memories in the mind of viewers and engage us in a dialog with ourselves about its meaning. Miller and Christensen’s works have an affinity to the assemblage and sculpture works of  mid-twentieth century artists Joseph Cornell and Louise Nevelson whose simple materials of wood, plastic and metal created an extended linage into the hands of contemporary artists.
This exhibition runs through January 17th, however the Rose Gallery is closed from December 21 – January 5th.  Hours are 8:00 am – 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
6501 Linda Vista Rd, San Diego, CA 92111
Poetic Vessel   10 5/8" x 7" x 7"  
mixed media, hand spun text, encaustic
Kathy Miller
Shroud            12 x 3 1/2 x 2”
Organza with encaustic,
horse hair, wire, wood and alpaca
Kathy Miller

From the Remnant Table   Bamboo,
paper,stone, thread, wood
Judy Christemsen

We All Forget a Word Now and Then
Dictionaries, paper, wax
Judy Christensen

Review by Cathy Breslaw,,

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