This body of work explores the themes of repetition, and accumulation as well as process inspired by my great grandmother’s five year diary.
The process of keeping a diary is a repetitive act, an accumulation, that over time becomes an abundance of the physical and the ephemeral.
Using screen prints as a base layer to represent my great grandmother’s writing, I then incorporate ink and watercolor for the subsequent layers to evoke the perceptual interpretations
of the months of the year. My goal is to make the ephemeral concrete.
– Rebekah Lord Gardiner,
Rebekah Lord Gardiner was born in Baltimore, Maryland and graduated from the Philadelphia Colleges of the Arts with a BFA in Printmaking. Rebekah also attended the North Bennet Street School and Brandeis University earning a certificate in Bookbinding and a post-baccalaureate in Fine Arts, respectively. Rebekah’s professional career includes being a Master Printer and Production Manager at the Fabric Workshop, bookbinding instructor and guest lecturer at the North Bennet Street School and Rhode Island School of Design. Her work is in private collections in the United States, England, and France.
Accumulations Series #2
Solo and 2 Person Shows
Accumulations, Mary Jo Rines Gallery At First Parish, Weston, MA, April 2018
Accumulations of Time and Place, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA, February 2018
The Dance of the Figure in Space: A Brother Sister Show, Florentine Frames Fine Art Gallery, Weston, MA, 2013
Interstices, Weston Public Library, Weston, MA, 2013
The Spaces In Between, Congregational Church of Weston, Weston, MA, 2013
Le Grand Axe, Salle Paul Gauguin, Pont Aven, France, 2008
You Can Judge a Book by Its Cover, Weston Public Library, Weston, MA, 2004
Through the Darkness, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 1988
The Printed Line, Senior Thesis, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 1987
First Place, Mixed Media Drawing, Member Spring Awards Show, Judith Cooper juror, Weston Arts and Crafts Association, Weston, MA, 2013
Festival of the Arts, Grant Recipient, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, 2006
Berthe von Moschizisker Printmaking Award, Philadelphia Colleges of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA 1987
Perakis Frames Award, Philadelphia Colleges of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 1987
Print Club Award, Philadelphia Colleges of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 1986
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Rebekah Lord Gardiner