HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Donna Maria de Creeft, the daughter of the world-renowned Hoosick Falls sculptor Jose de Creeft, will be showing a series of new works on paper, entitled, "Microbiology" in Gallery90 at the Hoosick Falls armory beginninning Aug. 23.
According to De Creeft, much of her work has been influenced by ideas and images gleaned from philosophy, anthropology, psychology, literature, mythology and science, especially chaos theory. However, she also attributes inspiration to her love of Hoosick Falls and the many summers she spent vacationing in the area as a child.
De Creeft’s exhibit will include a series of "Humanist Prayer Flags" and collages, which, she said, are based loosely on Tibetan prayer flags.
"They’re like books with pages strung on linen thread," she said. "Each one is like a volume of mixed-media collages that incorporate photographs and illustrations of microscopic detail from scientific texts."
The components de Creeft created for the exhibit, which are drawn, painted, burnt and torn, relate visually to the found images.
The flags are "humanist," she says, "because they are about many of the things that make us human--our cells, our powers of observation, our relationship to the natural world, and our ability to rationally and irrationally make sense of our existence."
De Creeft’s artwork will be displayed in Gallery 90, located in the basement of the Hoosick Falls armory, between Aug. 23 and Sept. 20.
The opening reception, which is free and open to the public, will take place Friday, Aug. 23 from 6-8 p.m..
A concert by blues guitarist and vocalist Billy Gilbert will accompany the reception.
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