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Linda Dubin Garfield: Japan Series

February 16 – May 12, 2019 2019-02-16 09:00:00 2019-05-12 09:00:00 15 Linda Dubin Garfield: Japan Series https://www.bananafactory.org/event/7906/linda-dubin-garfield-japan-series/ Alvin H. Butz Gallery true MM/DD/YYYY
Venue: Alvin H. Butz Gallery

Linda Dubin Garfield, an award-winning printmaker and mixed media artist, creates visual memoirs exploring the mystery of memory and the magic of place, using hand-pulled printmaking techniques, photography, collage and digital imaging. The Japan series focuses on a series of work created around a trip to the Japanese Alps.

Artist Statement
In the early 90’s, I took a printmaking course and fell in love with the process. Unlike other passionate relationships that fade with time, the passion and love I had for printmaking has only gotten more intense. Several years ago, I started exploring mixed media and have found that combining collage and monotype is a relationship that sings. I also enjoy combining photography and digital imaging with traditional printmaking techniques. The possibilities are exponential.

I make monotypes because the technique rewards experimentation. I work with layers and varied surfaces and materials which add to the visual richness.

Nature nurtures and inspires me. I combine elements of nature, texture and design along with the magic of the press. I am intrigued by memory and what remains in our mind’s eye. My work reflects scenes from travel near and far. More than a report on how it was exactly, I am interested in my expressive and passionate response to the color and pattern of the landscape, experience or image. The fluid space of memory, influenced by time, place and experience, forms the foundation of content for my work. I merge aspects of experience and observations with imagined and remembered sensations to create non-objective work that reflects life and memory. My work has overlapping layers of color and space, shifting relationships with mark making that includes monotype, silkscreen, stencil, image transfer as well as drawing. Inspired by travel, I am creating visual memoirs which offer multiple meanings to the viewer.

My focus on the process, not the outcome, frees me to be experimental. Following my passion and living my dream energizes me to be productive and alive. I feel like I am now living out loud. I want to share that passion and joie de vivre with those seeing my work, triggering a memory or experience for the viewer.

www.lindadubingarfield.com

Venue Information
Alvin H. Butz Gallery
ArtsQuest Center
101 Founders Way
Bethlehem, PA 18015
610-297-7100
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