— information provided by Mulberry Art Studios
Fashion Hell — an exhibition of ephemeral fashion designed by Reina 76 Artist, consisting of ephemeral art pieces paired with burlap canvas art pieces, will be coming to Mulberry Art Studios’ North Gallery in June 2016. The exhibit opens with a First Friday Reception on June 3 from 5 to 9 p.m. Mulberry Art Studios is located at 19-21 North Mulberry Street in downtown Lancaster and holds regular gallery hours from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on weekdays.
Reina 76 Artist is Reina Wooden, a contemporary artist working out of Harrisburg. She has been exhibiting for most of the last decade, and has pieces in private collections in Paris, New York, and Philadelphia.
“I set out to construct Conceptual art pieces that capture non-conventional themes and lifestyles and how it interacts with the Audience. It is a contemporary approach to what is exhibited and the individuals who influence it.
I deconstruct commonly used idioms and colloquial phraseology. I prefer painting in Acrylic as it enables me to present the technique of Scumbling and Drip Painting. I incorporate man-made materials and found objects such as recycled canvas, cardboard and newspaper. It creates an inverse focal point. I create Ephemeral art on various forms of clothing. It makes the message kinetic and functional and upon further study, new areas of interest evolve, lending the work depth and mystique.
My Artwork includes urban landscapes, geometrical flotsam, and monochromatic block lettering. Patterns found in my work are displayed from a “Sinistrodextral” or Left to Right direction.
The colors I enjoy painting with are Black, White and Red. The Color Black is the result of the absence of complete absorption of light. White is produced by the combination of all the colors of the Visible Spectrum. And Red is the color at the end of the Visible Spectrum, next to Orange and at the opposite end of Violet. All three components describe my inner energy as an Artist.
The Conceptual Artists I admire the most are Sol Lewitt, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Maria Abramovic and Francesca Woodman.”
— Reina 76 Artist