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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Rachel Bers: Conjurer

Rachel Bers
Conjurer
2010
colored vellum on paper
48” x 32”

Rachel Bers: Conjurer
September 8, 2011 - October 7, 2011
Reception for the artist: Thursday, September 8, 6-8 PM

4 4 3 P A S is pleased to announce Conjurer, an exhibition of recent work by Rachel Bers. Using botanical illustrations as a point of departure, Bers creates idiosyncratic biomorphic tableaux out of collaged colored vellum. Fantastical flora and fauna interact according to an intimate logic that suggests a narrative but leaves viewers free to draw their own conclusions.

Equally playful, her soft sculptures are flexible and can be made to hold different positions both on and off the wall. Begun as gestural line drawings, they are transformed into stuffed fabric forms that, like the collages, recall living organisms but exist in a realm that is distinctly their own.

In all of her work, Bers employs a vibrant palette to evoke domestic and biological excess - and possibility.

Bers holds and MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BA from Brown University. She has exhibited her work at Vox Populi in Philadelphia, Muskat Studios in Boston and the Reanimation Library in Brooklyn. More work can be seen at her website at www.rachelbers.com.



Rachel Bers
Fata Morgana
2010-2011
colored vellum on paper
30” x 22” and 30” x 20”

Rachel Bers
Anteater Fantasy
2011
collaged silkscreened paper
12” x 9 “
















Rachel Bers
Darling Seedling
2011
collaged silkscreened paper
12” x 9 “

Rachel Bers
Embodied Drawing 2
2008
vintage fabric, armature wire, wool

Rachel Bers
Embodied Drawing 3 
2008
vintage fabric, armature wire, wool

Rachel Bers
Embodied Drawing 1
2008
vintage fabric, armature wire, wool

Rachel Bers
Encounter 1
2009
collaged pantone paper
13" x 9"

Rachel Bers
Encounter 2
2009
collaged pantone paper
13" x 9"

Rachel Bers
Encounter 3
2009
collaged pantone paper
13" x 9"

Rachel Bers
Encounter 4
2009
collaged pantone paper
13" x 9"

Rachel Bers
Family Portrait
2011
collaged silkscreened paper
12” x 9 “

Rachel Bers
Maroon Embrace
2011
collaged silkscreened paper
12” x 9 “

Rachel Bers
Moondrop
2011
collaged silkscreened paper
12” x 9 “

Rachel Bers
The Incubating Eye
2011
collaged silkscreened paper
12” x 9 “
 
Rachel Bers
Amphibious Creation Myth
2011
colored vellum on wood
48" x 36"

1 comment:

  1. Truly exquisite work Rachel. I so enjoy the melding of human and vegetable forms. It's as if you have choreographed a series of beautiful dances for figures and plants- creating an entirely new creature that is busily engaged in some mysterious/magical activity.

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