New works by Carol Wisker and Melissa Maddonni Haims.
Carol Wisker is a member of the 3rd Street Gallery, a co-operative artists space in Old City. Wisker's abstract sculptures and paintings explore the use of line in the fluidity of paint and in the combination of fiber with a variety of diverse materials, including silk cocoons, hand-cast paper, wood, bamboo and metal.
Strings + Things is a part of FiberPhiladelphia 2012, which opened on March 2nd, and includes over 40 venues around the region.
from Carol Wisker
As a mixed media artist I have the freedom to work in the medium that best describes my vision in paint, collage, assemblage, sculpture and fiber.
My interests in the environment, politics and war, protection, and gender are expressed abstractly using materials that are generally industrial or mechanical.
My ideas often come as a result of the process of "making" or "putting together" materials in harmony. I enjoy making the ordinary an object of beauty.
Influences are the Dadaists, in particular the women of that era and also sculptors Joseph Cornell and Lee Bontecou and painters Mark Tobey, Richard Poussant-Dart, Dorothea Tanning and Lee Krasner.