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May 2013

RedSky Gallery in Charlotte, NC, Features Works by Jackie Braitman and Lois Simon

RedSky Gallery in Charlotte, NC, will present Moments in Time, featuring a new exhibition of works from Jackie Braitman and Lois Simon, on view from May 17 through July 6, 2013. A reception will be held on May 17, from 6-8:30pm.

Braitman turned to sculpture and design full-time in 2004. Rather than using a single technique, she is equally adept at fusing, slumping, and kiln casting. She selects the technique that’s most appropriate for each series.

Braitman’s 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. Braitman’s work is unusual in form, because it also reflects the architect’s 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, NY, graduated from Wells College and attended Parsons School of Design. She moved to Pittsburgh, PA, 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. Simon had her own interior design firm, was a member of ASID, with her work published nationally.  Currently residing in Charlotte, Simon is represented in several galleries throughout the southeast, and has works in hundreds of homes and many corporations.

Through the years Simon has worked and experimented in various mediums, including pencil, pastel, oil, acrylic, etching, and has embraced a vast variety of subject matters. She 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 Simon are the subject matter, color and brush stroke.

For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 704/377-6400 or visit (www.redskygallery.com).

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