April 14th – June 15th, 2014
Opening Reception April 14th, 7 – 10pm
Lucky Luna Restaurant and Bar, 167 Nassau Ave, BK 11222
From a young age I was drawn to textiles and fabric. My Grandmother taught me how to hand-sew when I was a child and since then I have always gravitated towards fabric, the more textural and vibrant the better. When I was introduced to weaving, something clicked – I can make my own cloth- my own fabric! Using natural fiber yarns, raw wool, found and up-cycled pieces of fabric and paper I create ‘landscapes’ and textural planes on a turn-of-the-century, four-harness table loom. The pieces in this exhibit are all pieces I have made in New York since I moved here eight months ago from Tucson, Arizona. The colors, plants, and sunsets of the Southwest are all strong influences and let me explore my roots, while also helping me process and embrace my new home in Brooklyn.
This exhibit is named Creosote after one of the most prominent plants in Southern Arizona, Mexico and Texas. The Creosote bush has many indigenous uses and reigns most prominent in people’s minds for the lovely scent that it brings the desert during the summer monsoon season.
-Tessa Kramer April 2014, Brooklyn, New York
Lucky Luna’s inaugural show,”New New Yorkers”, responded to the journey that every non-native New Yorker experiences when acclimating to this great city, manifested through sometimes extreme existential, emotional and physical metamorphosis. Tessa Estelle Kramer’s “Creosote” reflects the delicate balance of sweet nostalgia for the ethereal desert and magical sunsets of the southwest, and the energy and fire that fuels life in New York. Tessa’s works weave together a melange of textures and colors, much like the city. Unlike New York, however, which can sometimes have a dark edge, Creosote is a series of pieces that reflect a lightness that Tessa has brought with her from Arizona and cultivated in this city.
Please join us for an opening reception April 14th from 7pm – 10pm at Lucky Luna Restaurant and Bar, 167 Nassau Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11222