A reception will be held on August 21st, more details to come. Sandi Fellman’s work has often focused on the natural world. By taking singular
A reception will be held on August 21st, more details to come.
Sandi Fellman’s work has often focused on the natural world. By taking singular flowers and insects into the studio, Fellman transforms her subjects into abstract studies of shape, color and form. Simultaneously, these images are a 21st century play on 19th century botanical and entomological illustrations. Gone are the required facts and details present in naturalist illustrations. They are replaced by a contemporary, modernist vision of fleeting moments, butterflies on the move, glimpses of flowers, and a purposeful abstraction.
Fellman’s photographs are in numerous permanent collections including The Museum of Modern Art, NYC, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, La Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and The Houston Museum of Art. Sandi Fellman’s 20 x 24 inch Polaroid photographs of the heavily tattooed Irezumi in Japan have inspired and informed generations of tattoo artists in the West. The American Museum of Natural History included these photographs in its “Body Art” exhibit. Fellman’s monograph, The Japanese Tattoo (Abbeville Press, 1986), is now in its 10th printing.
July 19 (Monday) - August 30 (Monday)
Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens
1 Green Hill Road, Washington, CT