AUSTIN, Texas, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Orna Feinstein, a mixed media artist specializing in printmaking and sculpture, is showcasing her new Panton Nemus collection of 3D and kinetic monoprints and sculptures at the O2 Gallery and Project Space, 2832 E. MLK Jr. Blvd., (Flatbed World Headquarters) in Austin through Saturday, March 12 , 2011. An artist's reception will be held on Saturday, March 5th from 6:30-8:30 pm, and is open to the public.
Panton Nemus, her second solo exhibition in Austin, highlights and juxtaposes the organic and geometric elements found in plants and tree trunks. The new works are inspired by the patterns of the annual tree rings and the cellular structures of plants when observed under a microscope.
The experimental approach to the traditional medium of printmaking enables Feinstein to use nontraditional materials like fabric, plexiglass and boards. These innovations led to three dimensional multimedia, layered and kinetic monoprints. The eye-deceiving forms and patterns, both monochromatic and brilliantly hued, blend the external and the internal and create balanced yet playful compositions.
"Trunk in a Box" is a new 3D monoprint printed on 18 pieces of plexiglass, stacked one on top of the other with a space in between. This print creates an illusion of an object in the box, however, an observation through the layers reveals that the print exists on each layer separately.
Houston-based Feinstein has been selected three times for the prestigious exhibitions at the International Print Center New York, and in 2008 she was featured in a retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Printing History in Houston. In 2010 she was invited to participate in the 14th Print Biennale in Taiwan. She has been exhibiting in group and solo shows throughout the United States and Europe and her work is represented in numerous public and private collections, among them: the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan, Museum of Printing History, Houston, Texas, Skopelos Foundation for the Arts, Skopelos, Greece, and Roennebaeksholm Arts & Culture Centre, Naestved, Denmark.
Editors: An image of the Feinstein's work "Trunk in a Box" is available online: (950 x 634 @ 72 dpi): http://www.ornafeinstein.com/photos/trunkinabox.jpg
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