“Three Sisters: Off the Grid” Opens April 8 at JTAG
JOSHUA TREE-- Three California artists with links to the High Desert will be exploring “The Grid” in the upcoming monthly exhibit at the Joshua Tree Art Gallery (JTAG).
Opening April 8, “Three Sisters: Off the Grid” will feature the work of Joshua Tree painter Judy Wold and her sisters-in-law, textile artist Martha Wold Cornwall of Berkeley and painter Mary Wold Souza of Cupertino.
The Opening Reception will be Saturday evening April 8 from 6 p.m. to 8 pm. An Artist Talks event, in which each artist will discuss her work and inspiration, will be held at the Gallery on Saturday May 6, noon to 1 pm, just prior to the show closing. Artwork from all three artists will be for sale during the show.
“Three Sisters: Off the Grid” explores the patterns, textures and meanings of the popular notion of “Grid.”
“The theme for our show sprang from a family weekend in the High Desert which followed our viewing the recent Agnes Martin exhibit at the LA County Museum,” says textile artist Martha Wold Cornwall of Berkeley. “The Grid concept is essential to both, so we kind of took it from there.”
Judy Wold has been a member of the JTAG collective for nearly 10 years and is an annual participant in the Morongo Basin’s Highway 62 Art Tour. Her work has been shown widely in California galleries and collected throughout the U.S by private collectors. Judy graduated from San Francisco State College with B.A. degree while also attending San Francisco Art Institute (California School of Fine Arts). She traveled and painted in Europe and Middle East as well as New York City throughout the 1960’s. Following a long teaching career, Judy returned full time to painting 1992. Since 2005 she has divided her time between Los Angeles and her homestead cabin in Joshua Tree.
Growing up surrounded by Norwegian sweaters and her mother’s weaving, Martha Wold Cornwall developed an early passion for wool. She studied weaving for a year while living in Norway in her 20's. For the past 15 years, she has focused her art on felt-making. She manipulates layers of wool fiber and silk fabric to create fields of color, pattern, and texture. She views her felt-making process as a form of painting. Martha has worked with a group of fellow women artists and felters at Deep Color Studio in Kensington, CA for the past 10 years and has her own studio in Berkeley. Her work has been exhibited at the Santa Cruz Art League Gallery, Berkeley Art Center, and San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles.
San Francisco Bay Area painter and printmaker, Mary Wold Souza, scribbles, drips colors, and applies paint with palette knives, her fingers, brushes, and sticks to create paintings that are rich with layers of intuitive engagement. Her work incorporates fragments of memory and evidence of process: calligraphic gesture; excavated layers; disrupted surface and structure; things defined and obscured. Mary’s work has been exhibited throughout the SF Bay Area as well as Memphis TN and Houston, TX and is collected nationally and internationally. She was a Visiting Artist at The American Academy in Rome in 2014, has participated in the Artist in Residence program at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA and is affiliated with the SMOMA Artists Gallery and Saatchi Art.
JTAG is located at 61607B Twenty Nine Palms Highway and is open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sundays noon to 3 p.m. 760 366 3636
For additional information, contact Bob Wold at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 310-913-5885.