Rebecca Cross at HEDGE Gallery

Rebecca Cross, detail of silk score, hand-dyed silk, embroidery, casein.

This Spring, HEDGE Gallery presents a solo exhibition of Rebecca Cross’ most recent projects, Mapping the Sensorial, opening March 15. Rebecca manipulates silk fabric to create experimental “scores” that move across or around space, undulating with delicate crests and waves.

The dyed and embroidered silk is sewn directly onto wooden surfaces that she has also drawn and painted on. Others are similarly constructed on foam core sheets, allowing her to draw on a stratus that resembles the physical object that most musicians experience as “a score”. A large-scale silk and stone installation will accompany the scores, and will be incorporated into a live dance performance.

Rebecca states, “I’ve lived my entire life among artists, musicians, and dancers, and have always been inspired by musical metaphors. I was first trained as a bel canto singer, and my husband, the composer Randy Coleman, wrote music that I performed in Oberlin, Cleveland, and Baltimore. We devised unusual programs of modern art music for piano and voice that we performed together internationally.”

With her passion for musical composition, Rebecca has invited fellow performers to be composer-collaborators who will respond to her visual and haptic ideas during the course of the exhibit. They will decide how to play her scores during evening performances on April 12 and April 26 at HEDGE Gallery. Her husband’s graphic scores will be hung as a part of this exhibition too, as he has been a major motivation in her artistic career.

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Rebecca Cross: Mapping the Sensorial, preview 5-7pm Wednesday, March 13. Opening reception 5-8pm Friday, March 15. Live performances Fridays, April 12 & 26, times to be announced

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