I'm pleased to announce that I will be exhibiting my work in two solo shows this fall. First up will be "Fantastic Foliage" at the Jonal Gallery in Columbia, PA, showcasing my botanical work and including "Sycamore", above. The exhibit statement:
"Fiber artist Sue Reno takes a closer look at the incredible variety of foliage shapes and forms that surround us in the lush environs of Lancaster County. From plants cultivated in her organic garden to the wild vegetation of the woods, she uses a variety of textile surface design techniques to record and interpret the leafy wonders of our world."
It's worth stopping by the gallery just to see the care and attention to detail that the owners used throughout in renovating the building. The hardwood floor in the Labyrinth Gallery has been painstaking embossed and stained in a complex pattern--hence the name--and I'm excited to be able to hang my work in such an aesthetically pleasing space.
Next up in October is my "Flora and Fauna" exhibit at the Arts Orientation center of the PA Arts Experience on 114 N. Prince St., Lancaster, PA, including "Groundhog and Green Bean" (detail above). The exhibit statement:
"Fiber artist Sue Reno debuts work from her new series, Flora and Fauna, where she examines in detail animals and plants commonly encountered in Lancaster County. Using digital images of animal skulls combined with cyanotypes, monoprints and vintage textiles, her work explores our relationships with the life forms that share our environment. "
I'll be posting more details about the works included in both shows as they draw closer, including dates and times for the receptions. And now it's back to work in the studio to prepare.