Roslyn-resident Bernice Faegenburg will exhibit her artwork at the Port Washington Public Library through Monday, Nov. 30.
For Faegenburg, art and life have always been intertwined. Her art flows into all corners of her home and mind, moving from the surfaces of everyday life to the more rarefied gallery walls to be seen and admired by those who come looking for the other world that art creates. Her images never disappoint, always serving as a respite from the ordinariness of everyday living.
Faegenburg has always been committed to experimentation, and each year she learns a new creative skill to add to an already large repertoire that includes egg tempera, Japanese brush painting, photo transferring and a variety of methods of printmaking. For her last solo show at Viridian, she began incorporating her photography via the computer. For this exhibit, the artist continues her struggle beyond just “doing” by focusing on Japanese brush painting over layers of rice, paper collaged to canvas with the layers of transparency revealing what’s underneath: photo images, gestures of paint, fragments of images and ideas.
The artist did undergraduate work at the Tyler School of Fine Arts of Temple University in Philadelphia. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Temple and a Master of Arts in art education from C.W. Post. In October, her paintings were included in the Florence Biennale, an international art exhibit in Italy.