"Stitched Identities"-New York Artist, Jane Zweibel

There is an interesting art event being launched out of New York City this weekend by an innovative new gallery called Baang & Burne Contemporary Art. On Sunday, September 26th between 2-6 pm, they will showcase the beautiful work of New York artist, Jane Zweibel.

The show is entitled, Stitched Identitites: Recent Artwork by Jane Zweibel.  I have been asked to participate in a blog tour in cooperation with Baang & Burne Contemporary Art in order to promote the show.  After visiting Zweibel's website and learning more about her work, I was thrilled and totally on board.

Zweibel's "stuffed paintings" are sewed, stuffed, and lusciously painted sculptural objects that challenge and blur the boundaries are traditions of both sculpture and painting. The resulting soft sculptures allude to childhood stuffed animals and dolls, while suggesting cartoon figures, spiritual icons and effigies.

She is the real deal. Here's a little background on the artist:

Jane Zweibel holds an MFA in Painting from Columbia University and is the recipient of grants from the Puffin Foundation and the Artist's Fellowship Inc. She has also been awarded fellowships from Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Banff Centre of the Arts. Her work has been reviewed by both Art in America and The New York Times. A retrospective of her work will be presented in 2011 at the Kulay-Diwa Gallery in Manila, Phillipines.

Follow the link to read an in depth interview with the artist.

If you would like to find out more on how Baang & Burne Contemporary Art is "eliminating barriers" for art buyers by functioning in a different way from the typical art gallery read Kesha Bruce's post, "How to Create Unique Art Experiences".


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