March 2nd through April 6th
Opening reception: Saturday March 2nd 6 to 9 pm
Music performance by Sierra Furtwangler (in costume) at 8 pm
Free and open to the public
Andi Grunberg is a Sculptor and Mixed Media Artist living and working in the Lehigh Valley. Andi holds a Master's degree in Psychology, as well as two Bachelor’s degrees, one in Psychology and one in Fine Art with a focus in metalsmithing. Her work focuses on the expression of the Divine Feminine. Using a variety of mediums, Andi is committed to unearthing and expressing the Goddess within, through the language of Art. Her studio, Expressions Studio, is located in the heart of Center City Allentown.
Multimedia sculptor and painter Sierra Furtwangler grew up and received her early Fine Arts education and experiences in Eastern Washington state. Though her previously shown work includes everything from velvet paintings to ballpoint pen drawings to cast bronze sculpture, the current body of work consists of wall hung hand stitched soft sculpture. Sierra received her BFA from Eastern Washington University in Cheney Washington focusing in casting and mold making, working primarily in porcelain, stoneware, bronze, and aluminum. She received her Masters in sculpture from the State University of New York at Albany where her work shifted to multi media in construct, incorporating traditionally "women's" media, such as sewing and embroidery. An emphasis on craft and the running themes of biological illustration, traditional mythology and the occult have been present throughout the history of her work.
The quilted pieces selected for this exhibition are all completely hand stitched and are made up completely of recycled materials. Sierra is a member of multiple music projects in New York, and designs and hand stitches her own costumes for performances. The fabric scraps making up each of the works on display include recycled remnants from these previous projects. The work attempts to invoke relationships between science and witchcraft, biological illustration and shamanism, and to contemplate the existential “terror” that surrounds our perception and deconstruction of the physical world around us.
Sierra will be performing with her band, Blood and Stomach Pills (in costume) at 8 pm.