The Maine Arts Commissions presents a selection of works connected to DeGennaro's study of ancient uses of pattern, symmetry and iconic symbolism seen in traditional forms such as Tantric drawings, Navajo weavings, and Byzantine mosaics.
Art in the Capitol, Maine Arts Commission, State House - Augusta Maine
Alumni Invitational 4, Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Skidmore College - Saratoga Springs NY
Alumni Invitational 4 is the fourth in a series of exhibitions that feature a group of Skidmore alumni artists working at the cutting edge of contemporary art. This exhibition celebrates the vibrant creative energy of four Skidmore graduates that span fifty-years and a diverse range of mediums.
Working alone and in collaboration with her daughter Julia, Gayle Wells Mandle ’63 makes art that addresses current sociopolitical issues. Their collaborative installation Study for a Monument responds to the ever-increasing disparities between rich and poor across the globe, evoking the often-violent struggle for greater equality, fairness, and respect.
The paintings and watercolors of Grace DeGennaro ’78 explore ritual, geometry, and gnomic growth through repeated forms, serial patterns, and iconic forms like circles and diamonds. DeGennaro’s work expresses a meditative quality that offers an alternative response to the increasing frenetic pace of everyday life.
The Perfect Measure: The Golden Ratio in Contemporary Art, Saugerties Performing Arts Factory - Saugerties NY
Curated by artist and writer Astrid Fitzgerald, the exhibition will include works by eleven artists selected from the collection of the Museum of the Golden Ratio - a virtual museum dedicated to collecting and preserving individual expressions in art of the myriad aspects of the Golden Ratio. What these artists all have in common is their love of geometric and mathematical principles, in particular the Golden Ratio, Platonic Solids and Fibonacci Numbers.
Inside Out, Kentler International Drawing Space - Brooklyn NY
Curated by Laura Phipps, Senior Curatorial Assistant, Whitney Museum.
Many artists included in Inside Out derive their subject matter and materials by mining the content of the natural world. Repetition and the grid are also principles that occur naturally in organic material and the cellular building blocks of all matter. The natural infrastructures found in forms as simple as cells and as complex as fully evolved organisms provide a broad range of areas to be explored in drawings. Grace DeGennaro explores concepts of seriality and symmetry in nature through the repetition of form. In Indigo #26 (2009) the geometric structures repeat themselves, creating a rich, mirrored image of overlapping forms.
Maine Women Pioneers III, University of New England - Portland ME
Portland Press Herald June 01, 2013
by Daniel Kany
...“Dirigo” features a rich eye towards textiles. The warp and woof logic of Grace Degennaro’s stunning abstract oil on linen “Dreams” takes her work from sacred math (usually biological systems revered as mystical) towards textile, thereby assigning a bit of engineering brilliance to the weavers of the world
2012 CMCA Biennial Exhibition - Rockland ME
The 2012 CMCA Biennial Exhibition includes work by seventeen artists curated by CMCA director Suzette McAvoy and Daphne Anderson Deeds, an independent curator from Connecticut.
Woven Mysteries: Grace DeGennaro & Brece Honeycutt, Aucocisco Gallery - Portland ME
2012 Recipient of the Ballinglen Arts Foundation Fellowship
The Ballinglen Arts Foundation was formed in 1992 to bring professional, established artists and younger artists of recognized ability, from Ireland and from abroad, to live and work in North County Mayo, Ireland so as to benefit both the artists and the community. Its programmes, a series of interrelated projects in the visual arts, provide a direct socioeconomic and educational benefit to the community whilst contributing substantively to the development of each individual artist's work.
Textility, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey - Summit NJ
While there is a strong emphasis on materiality in contemporary art, we have seen an increasing number of artists who share a specific interest in textile-related materials and processes. We coined the word “textility” to describe these qualities and organized this exhibition to explore art that has a material or conceptual relationship to textiles.
Some artists in the exhibition appropriate materials and techniques associated with fiber arts, using cloth or thread in place of paint or pencil to convey formal elements like color and line. Others employ traditional art-making materials to produce paintings, sculptures and drawings that resemble textiles. And some artists create works that suggest fabric or textiles by referencing some element of weaving, knotting or stitching. The works on view in three galleries and additional spaces throughout the Art Center showcase the diverse approaches of twenty-eight artists, incorporating a broad range of media and ideas. “Textility” is the common thread that connects them.
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Mary Birmingham and Joanne Mattera