Gaskins' art is done with a needle and thread, blending, overlaying and interspersing colors; show opens in Fernandina
Jayne B. Gaskins Art will be on display at the Seventh Street Gallery during the hours of the Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers’ market, 9:00 am to 1:00 PM, on Saturday February 15th and Saturday, February 22, 2014.
The show is called Invitation to Imagine, a one-woman show introducing the extraordinary art of Amelia Island resident Jayne B. Gaskins. Each piece, meticulously created, is a marriage of two diverse mediums: modern digital photography and textile art, one of the oldest known mediums. How she combines the two is a process Gaskins calls “fiberography.”
Gaskins accomplishes with a needle and thread, blending, overlaying and interspersing colors to create the subtle hues, textures and realism that a painter does with a brush. Portions are heavily “painted” to achieve this painterly effect. Literally, Gaskins is painting with thread. The effect is a photo-realistic image with a heavy relief. You, the viewer, will hardly be able to resist touching a piece. It looks so real. Is feeling believing?
The Seventh Street Gallery is located at 14 South 7th Street in downtown Fernandina Beach, FL (across from LuLu’s Restaurant).
As this is a historic property, it is not handicap accessible. Call (904) 432-8330 for more information.