In the Gallery
SUN DISCS by Joan Brill-Pavlovic
Wednesday March 14, 2018
9:00 AM until 9:00 PM
Joan's initial inspiration for creating these Sun Discs was a ceramic sun with a happy face that she had purchased on a visit to St. Augustine, Florida. She began embellishing the discs with beads from her personal collection, then moved on to explore the incorporation of semi-precious stones. In addition, through the evolution of this project, the finished discs that began as simply clay became covered with increasingly more stones until the last piece (to-date) is virtually completely inlaid.
The discs are all made of natural clay. The semiprecious stones include turquoise, tiger eye, onyx, mother of pearl, garnet and more. They range in size from approximately 2.5" to 4" in circumference. A glaze was applied to their surface to preserve their integrity. There are a number of influences in these creations, including Southwest Native American and Mesoamerican. The tools Joan used to make impressions are implements commonly found in household kitchens.
Joan was raised in Lake Success and graduated from Great Neck South. She attended art classes at the Art Students League, Hartford Art School, University of Buffalo, among others. In the early 1990s, she exhibited her drawings in New York City - in Soho and, most notably with a solo exhibit of her nupastel landscapes at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. She was curator of the gallery space at Kauffman Hall at the 92nd Street YM-YWHA from 1980-1983 and is currently pursuing photography and textile arts.
Location: Main Library Lower Lobby Art Gallery
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