“Dye Bags and Waterfall Inspirations”

Fiber Art Installation at University College Gallery

Teaneck, NJ (January 31, 2005) –Artist Nisha Drinkard is featured in the fiber arts installation “Dye Bags and Waterfall Inspirations,” on exhibit from February 14 –March 25, 2005 at University College Art Gallery on the Metropolitan Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ.

Ms. Drinkard creates a visual journal of her memories, an autobiographical way of saving and re-telling stories. To physically save memories, she captures objects and plants in small bags, under mica, or between panels of silk. Making these small bags, which contain dried materials, also addresses the aging process when the plants change color over time, or become crushed because of mishandling. “I have always wanted all stories to be saved for the future, rescued from the aging process,” said Ms. Drinkard, “but my work displays a sense of futility in the constant struggle to save what is inevitably forgotten or destroyed.”

Ms. Drinkard, a resident of Bogota, NJ, received a master of fine arts degree from Arizona State University in Tempe, and is currently an assistant professor in the textile department of William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows throughout the United States and she is the recipient of numerous grants and awards.

The University College Art Gallery is located in University Hall on the Metropolitan Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ. The Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information call 201-692-2801.

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Joan Harvey

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