STITCHED: Christine Sauer & Laura Gipson
On display February 8 - March 29
STAA is proud to present an exhibition of work by artists Christine Sauer and Laura Gipson. The common thread between these two contemporary artists is that they incorporate the technique of stitching in their work. Both are very different in their approach and use of materials.
An intuitive and improvisational approach to working with materials and image characterizes Christine Sauer's diverse body of work. Her imaginative art is inspired by nature, science, the cosmos and an enjoyment of the process of making. For many years she created and exhibited her paintings, collages and sculptural installations in New Orleans and around the country. More recently Christine has incorporated her fascination with stitching and textiles into her studio practice.
Laura Gipson draws upon common human experiences as her source material. The work attempts to make visible the inner invisible experience. Utiliziing imagery of familiar objects that serve to function as stand-ins for the body and/or the mind, her work is built in an additive process, either through construction or layering. Gipson's work is constructed in layers, with the waxed outer surface presenting a scarred surface that implies that this object has a history: that it has lived a life. In much of the work, She uses everyday materials that do much to keep these objects in the realm of common experience. These “stand-ins” function as an individual in the midst of life. What we know about these individuals is either written on their skin or we can see it through their façade.
Special thanks to Champagne Beverage for being an on-going Exhibition Sponsor. All STAA hosted art openings will now feature beverages provided by Champagne Beverage.
SPRING FOR ART 2014: April 12 at 6pm - 9pm
Title Sponsor - Painting with a Twist
Downtown Covington comes to life! Presented by the St. Tammany Art Association (STAA), TITLE SPONSOR: Painting with a Twist (formerly Corks n Canvas), SUPPORTING SPONSOR: Champagne Beverage and over 35 participating local galleries and merchants. The Spring for Art and Fall for Art annual events draw some 4,000 visitors to the historic St. John district each season. New work by dozens of artists from around the Southeast Region are showcased. The free event includes live music at various outdoor and indoor locations, gallery openings, art demonstrations, outdoor movie screening, first-rate boutique shopping, and fine dining throughout Downtown Covington.
Visitors enjoy live performances by local and nationally-renowned musicians, all over the downtown area. Covington’s many restaurants will be open for business. The festivities are extensive, and to make sure that the crowds move from one end of the map to another, the City of Covington is providing a tram to make traveling easier. Be sure to keep a printed brochure on hand, available at any participating venue! Programs with locations and contact information for each participating shop are available at STAA and at your favorite locations around Covington.
For more information, to become a sponsor, or to volunteer during this fun event, contact the St. Tammany Art Association at 892-8650 or email email@example.com.