Transformed By Heat

a Two-person exhibition @ dvaa

Exhibition Runs: November 1st - November 4th, 2018


Public Opening Reception:

Thursday, November 1st 2018, 6 - 8pm

About the exhibition:

In the exhibit, Sandra Koberlein and Gail Scuderi’s works will blend together, emphasizing the materials and processes of their creations. Both artists approach their process from similar perspectives, considering the environment, and incorporating earthen materials transformed by heat. The works created for this exhibit will explore ideas about Earth and its sustainability. The aromatic scent of honeyed beeswax, along with tactile, glistening surfaces, intricate markings and gleaming colors, will resonate the viewer’s senses with sensual materiality.

About the Artists:

Sandra Koberlein is an artist and an artist educator. She has over thirty years experience working with others in various creative capacities. Her artwork is primarily abstract and composed of intriguing layers, similar to the layers of her life. Sandra exhibits her work in competitive galleries, art centers, hospitals and universities both locally and nationally. Her work has won numerous awards and is held in private collections. She is a certified K-12 art teacher and encaustic instructor. Sandra conducts workshops at art centers and in her Pennsville, NJ studio. She serves on several non-profit boards, supporting visual and performing art and arts education. Sandra earned her Associates Degree in Visual Communications from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, her BA in Art and BA in Art Education from Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ. She added a minor degree in Early Italian Renaissance Art History at the Studio Art Center International in Florence, Italy. Most recently, Sandra earned her MA in Art Education from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA.

Gail Scuderi is a visual artist who has explored throughout her career the themes of nature, spirituality, community and diversity. She utilizes materials such as clay and glass which are organic by nature and are durable as a sculptural substance. Mosaics as an art form have a rich history dating back to ancient Greece and Rome. Both clay and glass as an artistic medium survive to tell us stories of the ancient world. It is because of this rich history and durability that Gail finds the mosaic process to be the perfect medium for both my personal work and for work that is created in community for architectural adornment. She is both a practicing professional artist as well as a teaching artist. Many of the public art installations she has worked on have been made as part of an artist-in residence program. Gail considers herself a community artist and is most fulfilled when working collaboratively to bring about positive social change through the artistic process.