“BUILDINGS in STITCHES”
Vista Lights November 17 - December 2016
City Art announces its newest exhibition by Susan Lenz “BUILDINGS in STITCHES” opening during Vista Lights November 17, 2016 in the main gallery with an opening reception from 5pm-9pm. The show continues thru December 2016.
During Vista Lights Cindy Saad will also showcase her original handmade jewelry. Other gallery spaces will be open, as will the art supply store. Doug and Bunny Williams will be playing music in the main gallery.
Using needle and thread for self-expression, Susan works reflects her passion for historic buildings, especially stained glass windows and the colors and eco-friendly ideals of Friedensreich Hundertwasser, a 20th c. Austrian artist and architect. The work is the result of hand-guided, free-motion machine embroidery and melting techniques, a unique process that Susan developed herself. Each piece builds on the last in an exploration of architectural design motifs and stitched symbols. Her work has been presented in solo shows across the country and most recently was juried into the prestigious 2016 Philadelphia Museum of Art Fine Craft Show. Yet, the opportunity to present a solo engagement at City Art during “Vista Lights 2016” is especially exciting. It gives Susan the chance to act on ideas for new work. She is currently exploring larger formats, limited color palettes, and an array of metallic finishes. In some work Susan is depicting seasonal leaves and in others she is using real peacock feathers. Susan’s unique techniques and processes is available as a free, step-by-step on-line on-line tutorial at: