New England Mosaic Society
The Mosaic is Light: A Virtual Gallery Tour of Mosaics by Jeanne Reynal
Date: March 23, 2021 | Time: 5:00 pm eastern
Location: Online Via Zoom |Meeting ID: 834 0368 5285 | Passcode: 302065
Speaker: Jennifer Samet, Ph.D., a New York-based art historian, curator and writer and Director of Research, Eric Firestone Gallery, NY, NY
“I hope to show that the medium of mosaic is not painting with stones and not sculpture, but an art the essential quality of which is luminosity.” Jeanne Reynal
Jennifer Samet takes us on a virtual tour of a major show at the Eric Firestone Gallery which examines Jeanne Reynal’s significant contribution to post-World War II American art.
Jeanne Reynal (1903 – 1983) was a mosaicist, and a first-generation New York School artist. She challenged expectations of the medium by creating, as she described, “a new art of mosaic, a contemporary and fresh look for this ancient medium.” Her work was largely abstract, and she was dedicated to the ways in which hand-cut stones and glass tiles, set on a bias, could reflect and create light across a surface. She applied tesserae (the tiles, stone, and shells she used to construct her mosaics) in loose formations, to a ground of pigmented cement.
Register for this webinar and find out what makes her process and mosaic art so unique. Take this opportunity to view many of Jeanne Reynal’s abstract works.
5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Online Via Zoom
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