Opening Reception: Saturday, Sept 5 2015 6PM – 10 PM
Thereafter by appointment until September, 15 2015
The Shed Space is pleased to present Claudia Sbrissa’s “Finding One’s Way through Unfamiliar Terrain Generally Requires a Map of Some Sort”, an exhibition featuring fabric drawings, paper weavings, woven sculptures and an outdoor, site-specific installation inspired by recent travels to Europe and South America.
“The works of Claudia Sbrissa inhabit the worlds of several concerns at once; the personal, the temporal, the material, and the architectural to name only a few. Born into a family of artisans, Sbrissa brings to her art making an inherent appreciation of craft and of the contributive qualities of each physical component within her creative endeavor. In Sbrissa’s hands, each texture, color, and shape carries not only its own visual value but also the connotations of its own material historicity.” Excerpt from an essay by Enrico Gomez, 2015. Click here for full text.
Claudia Sbrissa Bio:
Claudia Sbrissa has exhibited nationally and internationally including shows at Denise Bibro Fine Arts, NY, NY; ArtVenice Biennale 3, Venice, Italy; Birmingham Museum, Birmingham, UK; AC Institute, New York; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada; Museo Guillermo Perez Chiriboga, Quito, Ecuador; Herzen Galley, St. Petersburg, Russia; Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY; Kentler Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY; Kuppelhalle der Dresdner Bank, Leipzig, Germany; Mabel Smith Douglass Library Galleries, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA; Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI; Proyecto ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY; Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI.
Sbrissa has participated in prestigious residencies including Giorgio Cini Foundation, Venice, Italy; Salem Art Works, Salem, NY; Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Ithaca, NY; Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY; I-Park, East Haddam, CT; Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME; and Malaspina Studio, Granville Island, Vancouver, Canada. Sbrissa lectures regularly on her work and on issues on contemporary art. She teaches fine art at St John’s University and lives in New York City.
More of Claudia Sbrissa’s work can be seen at: www.claudiasbrissa.com.