EXHIBITS & EVENTS

 


DISTRICT Arts is pleased to present the works of hand cut paper artist Rosa Leff.  For her exhibition, Leff has created a site specific installation she calls “Perfectly Misunderstandable,” which is about how we perceive the people and places around us. 

Rosa says, “It’s about both acknowledging and delighting in just how much we don’t know. When I cut paper I reduce a complex image, with all of its depth and shadow, down to just two solid colors.  While the result is something akin to realism, I am interpreting the image for you. What I cannot do, is determine which experiences, languages, and histories you bring to viewing it. It is my hope that you find your perfect balance of familiar and bizarre somewhere in this eclectic collection of international images.”

An opening reception with the artist will take place on Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 5 – 7pm. 

All works are for sale.

Rosa Leff began cutting paper in 2012 while working on her Master’s in Elementary Education at The University of Pennsylvania.  When asked to create a children’s book as part of her program, she looked to Eric Carle and Ezra Jack Keats for inspiration. Building on the education she received from painting with her grandmother, Jacqueline Ziegler, and her time at the Instituto Superior de Artes de La Habana, Leff created her first papercut illustrations.

She now serves on the board of The Guild of American Papercutters and is best known for her obsession with powerlines and urban landscapes.  Each cityscape is cut from a single sheet of paper using Excel Blades. Recently, she has begun experimenting with adhesives, layering, and cutting non-traditional papers such as paper plates in her Baltimore studio.

Leff resides in Baltimore, MD.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. All are welcome.


WHERE

DISTRICT Arts Gallery

15 N. MARKET STREET

FREDERICK, MD  21701

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WHEN

OPENING RECEPTION:

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 2019
5:00PM–7:00PM

EXHIBIT:

JULY 31 – SEPTEMBER 1, 2019

ADMISSION

FREE