Please join us for an evening with visiting artist Tina Rath. Friday July 13 at 7pm In the Gallery at Brooklyn Metal Works. Rath will be discussing her creative practice and the development of her newest works The Order of Beauty opening at Sienna Patti. 

The collection, Order of Beauty, consists of nine drawings and nine pieces of jewelry that take inspiration from the Islamic usage of geometry and pattern to elevate the mind.  In the Islamic world, these visually rich forms, most often seen in mosques and spiritually important areas, are intended to remind us of the infinite beauty and expansion of the Universe. For Rath,  the pursuit of beauty feels like a necessary and radical act and the order and structure of the layers provide solace and hope in an increasingly chaotic and unstable world.

 

Tina Rath received her MFA from the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam and her BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Her work has been exhibited internationally including the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and the Portland Museum of Art in Portland, Maine and is included in the permanent collections of the Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC and the Museum of Art and Design in New York, NY as well as in many private collections. Her work can also be seen in numerous magazines and books. Rath’s work has been supported by grants from the Maine Arts Commission. From 2002-2010, Rath was an Associate Professor at Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine and was the Chair of the Department of Metalsmithing and Jewelry from 2006-2009. She has also held faculty appointments at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2011 and at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2013.

 

The Order of Beauty by Tina Rath

Artist Talk at Brooklyn Metal Works Friday July 13 @ 7p

Opening July 14 & on view through August 5

Sienna Patti 80 Main Street Lenox, Massachusetts