Duo Exhibition: Rebecca A. Jacoby — Resonances, Miriam Singer — Built-Up

Posted on: Thursday, November 11th, 2010


REBECCA A. JACOBY — Resonances

October 22 – November 27, 2010
Artist Reception: October 23, 5 – 7 pm
First Friday: November 5, 6 – 8:30 pm

LGTripp Gallery is pleased to announce solo exhibitions of new works by Rebecca Jacoby and Miriam Singer. The aesthetic and mediums of these two artists are clearly dissimilar. Jacoby is a painter and Singer creates detailed drawings. Shared is their appreciation and penchant for collage, incorporating it into their individual creative processes.

Sketching her way through the urban landscape, drawing silhouettes of all things in sight, documenting a place and moment in time, Miriam Singer’s drawings tell a story. On folded printmaking paper she draws a visual journal of her daily ventures throughout the city, often spanning several weeks. These become starting points for collages. To expand the drawings, silkscreen, wood block, monotype and an etching press become part of Singer’s creative process. Imagery and density are enhanced by the embellishment of details, adding layer upon layer, resulting in colorful narrative compositions. Imaginative maps convey the tension, playfulness, eccentricity, chaos, charm and surreal nature of city life.

Miriam Singer is a printmaker/painter originally from Buffalo, NY, currently residing in Philadelphia. She received an undergraduate degree in studio art and sociology from Brandeis University and an MFA in painting with a concentration in printmaking from Massachusetts College of Art. Her work was recently displayed at The Philadelphia International Airport as an Independent Project of Philagrafika 2010.

Recent paintings by Rebecca Jacoby evolved from an earlier focus in printmaking and its process, a passion for mark making on paper, and collage. In a palette of vibrant colors, disc-like shapes and irregular forms emerge and recede, appear to float across the surface, yet remain grounded. The juxtaposition of colorful playful forms with deliberate markings, some painted and others inscribed, form a visual language consistent in all her work. Colors interact and resonate harmoniously across the breadth of the paintings. Significant to Jacoby’s process is the intuitive placement of relics torn from previous works to create a collage. Imagery emerges, evolves and mingles, an incarnation of a magical world.

Rebecca Jacoby is from Montclair, NJ, now residing in Philadelphia. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Holyoke College and a Master of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute with a concentration in printmaking. She freelances as an archivist.

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