March 3-26, 2023
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 4, 5-8pm
Stitch In, March 19, at the Y Arts Center, 12-3pm
Artists’ Talk: Thursday, March 16, 7pm
Karin Birch presents a solo show of new work created during her year and a half as Artist in Residence at the Y Arts Center in downtown Frederick, MD. This exhibition includes her signature embroidery paintings as well as large paintings and works on paper.
The work is abstract, detailed, and highly imaginative. Birch is attracted to expressive color and pattern as subtext in the unfolding play of order and chaos. Surface Tension explores the nature of time, beauty and groundlessness, inspired by imagined landscapes and psychology-scapes in a time of climate change and precarious balance.
A special thank you to Frederick Arts Council, The Community Foundation of Frederick County and Maryland State Arts Council for critical financial support of the artist, support that helped make the exhibition and the Artist Residency possible.
In conjunction with the Surface Tension exhibition at NOMA Gallery, there will be a Stitch In on March 19th, 12-3pm at the Y Arts Center, where all are welcome to bring their stitching or mending to work in a community of other stitchers for an afternoon. Some basic embroidery supplies will be on hand for those interested in trying it out.
To learn more about Karin’s work visit http://karinbirch.blogspot.com
NOMA 2023 Show Schedule:
March — Karin Birch
April — Jim Germaux
May — Christine Hahn
June — Caroline Mayer