Mosaic Muse

Mosaic Muse: Six Contemporary Mosaic Artists

David Fichter, Cynthia Fisher, Yetti Frenkel, Lisa Houck, Bette Ann Libby, and Joshua C. Winer

Exhibition October 30 – November 27, 2015

NEW Panel Discussion: Mosaic Materials and Techniques
Thursday, November 19, 7-9 pm
Register here (optional)

The six artists will give brief presentations on their mosaic work, followed by a panel discussion to answer questions from the audience. The artists will show and discuss specific materials used in their practice. Please note that the Mosaic Materials and Techniques Technical Workshop scheduled for Saturday, November 14, 10 am-noon has been cancelled. 

Frenkel.Yetti. Mosaic Bunny

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mosaic Muse features the work of six artists using diverse techniques and materials to create contemporary mosaics. Pieces include both decorative and functional work, from wall-mounted designs to freestanding sculpture. As new adhesives, mortars, and substrates have been developed, this ancient art form has evolved, giving artists a wide range of options for mosaic applications.

This collection of the six artists’ work will both introduce the public to the possibilities of the mosaic process and inspire fellow mosaicists and novices.

Educational Events: 

CANCELLED Mosaic Materials and Techniques Technical Workshop
Saturday, November 14, 10 am-noon

NEW Panel Discussion: Mosaic Materials and Techniques
Thursday, November 19, 7-9 pm
FPAC Gallery, 300 Summer Street
Register here (optional)

The six artists on view in Mosaic Muse will give brief presentations on their mosaic work. Following the presentations, there will a panel discussion to answer questions from the audience, and the artists will show and discuss specific materials used in their practice.

The six participating artists:

David Fichter fills his mosaics with vitality and joy. He creates his works from glass and ceramic tile that is organized to emphasize the dynamism of the imagery. His use of color is strong and bright, radiating with energy.

Cynthia Fisher pays special attention to color in her work, creating impressions of landscape, weather, reflections, and seasons. Her work is often abstract, incorporating elements inspired by mathematics and science.

Yetti Frenkel creates whimsical and functional cement sculptures decorated with mosaic. They are created from carved Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam formed around a steel armature, then covered with layers of cement and fiberglass mesh. The resulting animal characters each have a charming pattern that gives them a carousel-like quality.

Lisa Houck creates dynamic mosaics. Her carefully constructed designs lead the eye on a rhythmical journey through images that often depict the natural world with a twist of added color and a humorous outlook.

Bette Ann Libby uses her experience as a studio potter to transform shards from broken ceramics into mosaics. Her narrative mosaics are created when disparate fragments, colors, and patterns are combined into new forms of harmony. The sum of the parts becomes greater than the whole.

Joshua C. Winer employs a variety of techniques and is constantly exploring new methods of creating mosaics. He often uses colored grout to unify elements of a design and incorporates glazed and fired clay pieces.