Jo-Ann Brody

Bio

Peekskill Arts Council Member

Category/Medium:
• Sculpture

Studio Location:
(The Hat Factory) 1000 N. Division St. Studio 5A Peekskill

Telephone Number:
737-1646

Website:
jo-annbrody.com

Jo-Ann Brody

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Jo-Ann Brody
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Jo-Ann Brody

The ever conflation of creativity/fertility creates a new direction with inner figures within a figurative shell. The inner/ outer surfaces reflect my background in functional clay. They are birth to fully formed creatures: not holding or embracing but containing them. Are they fully fledged or broken fragments taking shelter.

The child is the father of the man; the muse the mother of new creation.  

The formal elements include the stark contrast of creamy white and black, the relationship between inside and outside, the rhythm of the figures inside. 

Working in cement—a slow regular pattern of mixing, applying, and evaluating that creates an atmosphere of contemplation: who I am, what I’ve accomplished in my life, and where I still can go. And then suddenly the piece speaks to me—telling me where it wants to go.

Experimentation with new materials: foams, construction glues, welded frames,  color, lighter and stronger cements, change my work but clay remains a favorite material. I am viscerally involved with the hands-on application of my materials. My art is tactile as well as visual.


Jo-Ann Brody




SOLO EXHIBITIONS
 
2014 Scar Tissue, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY

2013 Conversations, Studio A Gallery, Tarrytown, NY

2011 Three Steps Forward, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY

2010 Guardians/Watchers/Warders: new work in cement, Maxwell Fine Arts, Peekskill NY

2009 Fugue Forms, Ceres Gallery New York, NY

2007  Sticks and Stones, Ceres Gallery,  New York, NY.   Clusters, an installation, The Arts Exchange, White Plains, NY.

2005  Boxes & Foxes: Surface & Stance, Maxwell Fine Arts, Peekskill, NY.

2004 Multiples, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY.

2003  Woman Forms, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY.

2002
  Speaking Figuratively, (with Don Keene) Maxwell Fine Arts, Peekskill, NY.  Beauties, Beasts & Other Imaginary Beings, (with Allen Hart & Maja Kihlstedt) Westchester Community College Art Gallery, Valhalla NY. Sculpture Installation, Di Santi Plaza, Curator Leslie Scheiblberg, Hartsdale, NY.

2000  Gallery Zogei, (with Lisa Bresnak) Kyoto, Japan.

1999  Fugues in Cement, Open Studios, Westchester Art Council, White Plains, NY. Figures in Cement & Clay, Invitational Series, Belle Levine Arts Center, Mahopac, NY.

Selected Group Shows

2014 Jose Marc Gallery at Affordable Art Fair, NYC
         Hullaballoo Collective at the Fountain Fair, NY

2006-13 The Farm Project, Saunders Farm, Collaborative Concepts, Garrison NY





2013   Placemaking: Re-Envisioning White Plains,The ArtsExchange, White Plains, NY

2012  Sculpture: On and Off the Wall, The Arts Exchange, White Plains, NY

2011  Earth, the ArtsExchange,The Arts Exchange, White Plains, NY

2008   Peekskill Project IV, site-specific sculptural installation, Peekskill, NY.

2007  Outdoor Sculpture Shows, Collaborative Concepts and the Studio, Garrison NY & Armonk NY; 
10 x 10 x 10, 10artists, 10 storefronts, 10 communities, curated by Judy Sigunick, Ellenville, NY
;  Visible and Invisible Spaces, curated by Jennifer Heath, a traveling exhibition; Peekskill Project, Peekskill, NY

2006  Conversations, Maxwell Fine Arts Sculpture Garden, Peekskill, NY. Windows to the Soul, Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers Public Library, Yonkers, NY.

2005  Winter Solstice, The Studio, White Plains and Armonk, NY. Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art: A benefit auction of significant works, Robert Miller Gallery, NY, NY. Hold the Line, Peekskill Project, site-specific sculptural installation, Peekskill, NY.

2004  Art at War, The Artist’s Voice. Aldo Castillo Gallery, Chicago IL. The Third Biennial Women Book Artists Exhibition, Theresa Prator Curator, Converse College, Spartanburg, SC.

2003  Art in Nishijin, Kyoto, Japan. Women of the Book: Jewish Artists, Jewish Themes–Words on Fire, Starr Gallery, Newton, MA. Small Works, A.I.R. Gallery, NY, NY