WHIMSY, an installation art exhibition at Gallery 115 at The Y Arts Center in Downtown, Frederick will run Sunday, September 26th through Sunday, January 9th, 2022, with an Opening Reception on Saturday, November 6th, 7 pm to 9 pm.
About the Artists:
Harvey utilizes an eclectic range of litter she finds on her walks and transforms it into an intriguing, surprising cascading chandelier of objects. Her work transforms the discarded into treasure while evoking the specter of stranger’s pasts. Additionally, Harvey’s collection of new paintings explore the phenomena of shadow boxes and the illusion of childhood memory.
Heather Harvey holds an M.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University in Painting and Printmaking. She is currently an Associate Professor and Studio Art Coordinator at Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland, USA. She was recently awarded an Independent Visual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council.
Kohnstamm’s work utilizes the ancient medium of hand-dyed wool, an ecologically sustainable choice to create a variety of colorful biomorphic forms, at once playful, comedic, and eerie. Sculptures are placed on unevenly placed platforms protruding from the wall or suspended from the ceiling evoking a theatrical and other-worldly communion.
Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, Shana Kohnstamm is now living and working in Rockville, Maryland. She is a member of the Potomac Fiber Arts Guild, Washington Sculptors Groups, American Craft Council, and the James Renwick Alliance.