HOUSTON, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Houston-based artist and printmaker Orna Feinstein's retrospective exhibition "Now and Zen - Fifteen Years of Contemporary Printmaking," is coming to the Museum of the Southwest in Midland from September 26 to November 9, 2014. The exhibition includes earlier prints on paper as well as newer prints on fabric and Plexiglas, sculptures and installations. Opening reception is at 6:00 PM on September 26, at the Museum of the Southwest, 1705 W. Missouri Avenue in Midland.
The exhibition will travel to the Museum of Geometric and Madi Art in Dallas from April 10 to July 5 2015 and to the Museum of the Southeast in Beaumont from September to November 2015. In conjunction with PrintAustin 2015, The Davis Gallery in Austin will host the retrospective from January 17 to February 28, 2015. A Houston exhibition is planned for 2016. The exhibition is curated by Professor Vincent Falsetta, Art Department at University of North Texas, Denton.
As an artist specializing in monoprints, Feinstein's work is inspired by the exterior and interior geometry of the organic. Her abstract interpretations evolve while observing the details in the concentric circles of tree rings or the cellular structure of a plant or fungus when observed under a microscope. Using the traditional medium of printmaking with a modern approach, Feinstein builds two-dimensional monoprints into intricately layered three-dimensional multimedia works.
Starting with print on paper 15 years ago, Feinstein soon began printing with non-traditional methods, leading pioneering innovations in contemporary printmaking. Her innovations include printing on boards, fabric and Plexiglas, resulting in dimensional prints with special effects including physical and optical movements.
Feinstein has been selected four times for the prestigious exhibitions at the International Print Center New York, and won numerous awards including 1st place in 2013 at the "Biennial 600: Printmaking" at the Amarillo Museum and 3rd place at the "DERIVATIVES: ORIGINS IN GEOMETRY " exhibit at the Museum of Geometric Art in Dallas. Her works have appeared in museums in Taiwan, Denmark and Greece, and will be featured in the new book "American Printmakers" by Stephanie Standish. Feinstein is represented by the Anya Tish Gallery in Houston and the Craighead Green Gallery in Dallas.
For more information please contact Donna Heaton, (832) 444-8634, www.ornafeinstein.com.
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