Scissor / Paper / Light: Installations
This past spring, February 4 – March 18, 2011, the Lord Hall Gallery, with the help of a University of Maine Cultural Affairs/Distinquished Lecture Series grant, was pleased to present Scissor / Paper / Light an exhibition by Brooklyn, NY-based visual artist Joan Grubin who creates dimensional installations in paper. Her work deals with issues of perception, color, and optical illusion. Grubin says her intention is to “orchestrate perception in ways that are at once pleasurable, disorienting, and hypnotic. . . .Underlying all the work is the desire to harness and include the immaterial–that which is visible but not physically present, such as reflected color, negative spaces, and shadows. . .” She has shown her work in solo and group exhibitions in and around New York and beyond, including the Hosfelt Gallery in NYC, and the Islip Museum, the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, NY, and the Weatherspoon Museum in Raleigh, NC. In 2008 she was awarded a Fellowship in Painting from the New York Foundation for the Arts.