Private View | Friday 30th June 6-8pm
Exhibition Dates | Saturday 1st July- Saturday 30th September 2017
Opening times | Mon-Sat 12-8pm | Closed Sunday
The Alexandria Library | 247 Wilmslow Road | Manchester | M14 5LW
We're excited to announce our next exhibition FABRIC OF TIME, SEAS OF SPACE at The Alexandria Library Manchester, by Moroccan-based artist, Founder and Co-Director of Marrakech Henna Art Cafe and President of Six Degrees Consortium, LORI K. GORDON. The private view will be accompanied by an introduction by curator Elizabeth Kwant and interview with the artist. As part of FABRIC OF TIME, SEAS OF SPACE Gordon will be showing part of her body of work SIX DEGREES: WEST TO EAST a series of collage and mixed media works that are inspired by travels to the Middle East, Europe and Africa. The series incorporates digital photographic imaging with traditional media and collage. Gordon transforms photographs into visual stories, which focus on the richness and complexity of these cultures. Presently, the series incorporates material from Cyprus, Turkey, Italy, Israel/Palestine, and Morocco. This body of work is made possible with grants from the Mississippi Arts Commission, the Greater Jackson Arts Council and the Six Degrees Consortium. The Title of the exhibition is taken from lines written by Rumi, Persian poet born in 1207.
In addition, the artist will be leading a workshop (Date TBC) in September, where members of the public will have the opportunity to experience Lori's creative process, each creating a mixed media collage piece based on vintage photographs. Places will be limited, so watch this space to book your place on the course!
Lori K. Gordon, MA, BS, is a visual artist, Founder and Co-Director of Marrakech Henna Art Café and President of Six Degrees Consortium and El Fenn Maroc, a Moroccan-based non- profit dedicated to building bridges across cultures through art. Gordon's work may be found in public and private collections around the world. Public collectors include the Smithsonian Institution, Mississippi Humanities Council, Safeco Corporate Collection, University of Southern Mississippi, University of Kentucky, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Art Across Arkansas, a joint venture of Thea Foundation and William J. Clinton Foundation. Private collectors include President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama, President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalyn Carter, ABC's Robin Roberts, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, ESPN's Jon Miller and CNN's Tom Foreman.
Gordon's work has been featured on MSNBC, CBS, National Public Radio, Christian Science Monitor, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, New York Times, Travel Mail (UK), Svenska Dagbladet (Sweden) and in regional magazines and newspapers across the nation. Her work has been featured in several documentaries, including the award-winning Mississippi Son. To learn more about Gordon and her work, please visit: