Rochelle Brickner | Thesis Exhibition
Opening Reception: Friday, December 4th 2015, 6-9pm
Exhibition Runs December 4-26 (closed from December 24-26)
Gallery Hours: 11am-5pm, Thursday-Sunday
Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Lower Level Gallery
2012 Baltimore Ave. Kansas City, MO 64108
For the past two years I’ve been creating abstract biomorphic forms that are inspired by the textures, colors, and life cycles characteristic of various species of fungi. Reinterpreting the environments they inhabit in natural and controlled compositions references their various stages in life.
The choice of materials I use and the processes of construction and transformation are intimately connected to the visual, conceptual and narrative aspects of the work. My preferred materials are wool and paper; shapeless, fibrous materials that can be endlessly manipulated through the process of felting. A transformation of color, shape, and form relative to the systematic cycles of growth, rebirth, decomposition, and symbiosis in nature.
I refer to these fungi species as the silent type. Too often, fungi go unnoticed as they quietly exist. Through my work I want to inspire people to notice and perhaps look at nature in a different way.