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Winter Samurai and more art by Joan Giordano

Winter Samurai , 2017
60 x 24 inch (h x w)
handmade Thai Kozo
encaustic
Graphite
copper
wire
gold thread

Where do vision and concept converge? I have a concept of what I really want to convey. It seems always to emerge from the loud proliferation of news. It permeates our very existence our air, our daily thoughts and in turn our very being. Since I’m a news junky, I feel compelled to amplify this in Tongues, so to speak; weave it together; torch the edges and wax the surfaces; in effect to preserve these international stories that seem to be inherent in our varied belief systems. Torching the edges in protest and weaving together texts in foreign languages, the many versions of reality are presented and here I can build a case for diverging views all woven together. The links are intentional and reveal sides of personal stories in many languages. The narratives are is a kind of chart of the evolving world views.

Joan Giordano has enjoyed more than a hundred  museum and gallery exhibitions both nationally and internationally at The National Museum of Art, Santiago, Chile; Museo Del Corso, Florence, Italy; Santa Maria Della Scala, Siena, Italy;  Feminine Dialogue UNESCO, Paris; Art Link Gallery, S. Korea;  Fiberarts Intl, Pittsburgh, PA; Stevens Institute, NJ; The  Holden Fine Arts Center, University of Wisconsin; The  Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ; the Knoxville Museum of Art, TN;  First International Women Artists Biennale 2009, Incheon, S Korea; The Athens School of Fine Arts, Athens, Greece  and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Crete, Sofia Paper Biennale 20010 in Bulgaria, to mention a few., Giordano’s Solo exhibition and Lecture series traveled to the following venues:  The  Danville Museum of Art, VA; The Longview Art Museum, TX;  Museum of the Permian Basin, TX;  The College of Eastern Utah, Lamar Dodd Museum, GA, The American Museum of Papermaking, Atlanta, GA with an illustrated catalogue essay by Nancy Princenthal.
Joan Giordano is represented BY June KELLY GALLERY in NYC.

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