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Art reception: Isabelle Garbani (Brooklyn)

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This reception opens an exhibition by Wagner College art professor Isabelle Garbani that will be on display until Aug. 17 at the Stand4 Gallery & Community Art Center, 414 78th St., Brooklyn. Garbani will be on-site at the gallery each Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m. from July 26 through Aug. 17.

The exhibition, "Une Pensée pour maman," honors Isabelle Garbani's mother, Huguette Garbani, who died on June 3 after struggling with heart problems for two and a half years. Huguette Garbani is remembered as a teacher, nature photographer and enormous influence in Isabelle’s work. Huguette’s teaching of the crafts of knitting and crochet are a constant in Isabelle’s practice. Using unorthodox materials -- discarded plastics -- in her knitting and crochet work, Isabelle upends craft traditions and gives the viewer pause to consider our roles as consumers in a throwaway economic system.

The photographic works of Huguette will be displayed alongside the large crocheted works of Isabelle in an exhibit that honors nature, crafts and the physical and emotional bonds between mother and child.

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