Chair of Foundation Lynda Monick-Isenberg is featured in Drawing Meaning a solo exhibition at the St. Paul Jewish Community Center November 7, 2012- January 2, 2013.
Lynda’s work begins with collections of found objects, things that might be ignored or discarded by casual observers--desiccated birds, un-owned bones, fallen nests, string, stones, seeds. Brought into the studio, she sorts and arranges by shape, size, form, color, texture, and through drawing, making careful observations much like a scientist preparing a botanical or anatomical rendering. As she considers and arranges these specimens, symbolic and metaphorical overtones begin to emerge. “For me, drawing is simultaneously an analytical, emotional, and a spiritual act. My goal is to create a place of contemplation and wonder for the viewer and for myself. My drawings employ both a visual language of representation as well as an intuitive language revealed to the unconscious as in dreams.” History, mythology, and Torah provide the conceptual foundation for the work.
November 7, 2012 - January 2, 2013
St. Paul Jewish Community Center
1375 St. Paul Avenue
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55116
gouache and graphite
9 by 30 inches