Friday, June 19, 2009
Meet the Artist Valentyna Roenko Simpson
Artist Valentyna Roenko Simpson has created a fiber installation in our Parker Gallery that will astound you with its scale and fiber detail. Each piece is hand felted and enhanced with machine embroidery creating portraits that appears individualized, yet universal, suggesting a link reaching back to the origins of human history. The title of her exhibition, Cell Memory, reflects her interest in DNA and the power it holds for unlocking the secrets of human ancestry. Themes of identity, ancestry, science and memory permeate her artistic vision.
“Meet the Artist” Valentyna Roenko Simpson on Saturday, June 20th at 2:00 p.m. and hear her talk about the universal thread of humanity that lies within our DNA. “Meet the Artist” is free with museum admission and complimentary for members of Oceanside Museum of Art as a benefit of membership. Cell Memory will be on view in the Parker Gallery through July 10, 2009.