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February 17, 2004 > Olive Hyde Art Gallery Hosts Rock/Paper/Scissors

Olive Hyde Art Gallery Hosts Rock/Paper/Scissors

A new exhibit debuted Friday, February 13 at Olive Hyde Art Gallery. Continuing through Saturday, March 20th, Rock/Paper/Scissors will feature three Bay Area artists - Debra Koppman, Lesley Cantor-Fillihee and Judy Johnson-Williams.

Debra Koppman has been inspired by folk arts of many cultures of North and South America, Africa and Asia. Using recycled materials, discardable items such as scraps of foam, cardboard tubes, toilet paper rolls and crayon boxes, her works incorporate the materials and reconfigure them through layers of paper mache and paper pulp. Quirky objects, with repeating rhythms and patterns, these artworks point to a "parallel world of living beings."

Lesley Cantor-Fillihee uses wrapped and welded wire construction to serve as a framework for elaborate beadwork. The resulting forms are illustrative of pods, cocoons, ladders and lattices. Approaching functional, the work is reminiscent of ancient artisanry - slow, methodical and meditative.

Judy Johnson-Williams uses curved cardboard as the medium of choice. Layers within are illustrative and reveal offer contemplative results.

Olive Hyde Art Gallery
123 Washington Blvd., Fremont
(510) 791-4357
Open Thursday - Sunday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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