Textile sculptor Gyöngy Laky (B.A. '70, M.A. '71) will be exhibiting several works in two shows this fall, Knock on Wood and Making Special. The environmental artist's hand-constructed architectural structures engage the viewer in reflecting on our relationship to the natural world. Mainly composed of natural and recycled materials such as discarded plant cuttings, the abstracted constructions are visually and tactilely rich, giving dimension to environmental issues of our time while exploring the intersection between thinking and creating.
Born in Budapest, Hungary, Gyöngy is Professor Emerita at University of California, Davis and founder of internationally acclaimed Fiberworks, Center for the Textile Arts, in Berkeley, CA. Her oral history, Fiber Art, is available at the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museum worldwide and is housed in permanent collections at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Smithsonian's Renwick Museum of American Art, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, among others.
Knock on Wood
Gregory Kondos Gallery
Reception: November 7 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm
Sacramento City College,
3835 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento CA
Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery
11/13 - 12/12/2013
Reception: Thursday, Nov 14 from 4:00 to 6:00
Santa Rosa Junior College,
1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa CA