Charlotte, North Carolina - RedSky Gallery is proud to present a new exhibition of
works from artists Jackie Braitman and Lois Simon at 1523 Elizabeth Ave, Ste
120. Join us for an opening reception from 6:00 - 8:30 pm on Friday, May 17th.
The show runs through July 6th.
Jackie Braitman turned to sculpture and design full-time in 2004. Rather than
using a single technique, Jackie is equally adept at fusing, slumping, and kiln
casting. She selects the technique thats most appropriate for each series.
Jackies sculptures reflect two distinct influences Dance and Architecture. All of
her work is about that single moment in time when, as a body moves through
space, the attitude clearly reflects what happened before and what is to come.
Most of her subjects are dancers but she has also taken departures into plants --
her first sculptural series was about abstracting the motion of wheat. A more
recent series investigates flowers in bloom. Her work is unusual in form, because
it also reflects the architects spare, often geometric, view of space and light. In
fact, she maintains an active practice as an architectural designer that
complements her sculpture.
Lois Simon was born in Larchmont, New York, graduated from Wells College and
attended Parsons School of Design. She moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
where she was on the Executive Board of The Pittsburgh Plan for the Arts, The
Three Rivers Arts Festival and a member of the Associate Artists of Pittsburgh.
She had her own interior design firm, was a member of ASID, with her work
published nationally. Currently residing in Charlotte, Lois is represented in several
galleries throughout the southeast, and has works in hundreds of homes and
Through the years Lois has worked and experimented in various mediums,
including pencil, pastel, oil, acrylic, etching, and has embraced a vast variety of
subject matters. Lois focuses on painting one layer of color upon the other,
achieving a good texture with strong contrasts and variety of brush strokes. The
three principles that concern Lois are the subject matter, color and brush stroke.