‘The Loom as Canvas’ at CRAFT

Sep 30, 2017
New woven tapestries by Morris David Dorenfeld will be featured in the season-closing show of CRAFT Gallery in Rockland.

Rockland — CRAFT Gallery, in the courtyard at 12 Elm St., will open “The Loom as Canvas” Friday, Oct. 6, with new work by Midcoast textile and tapestry artist Morris David Dorenfeld.

Dorenfeld is a painter at heart who uses his loom as a canvas to produce woven wool tapestries. The two new works at CRAFT are in the style of modernism found in the work of Mondrian and Gerrit Reitveld. Ultimate simplicity and abstraction with harmony and order are the hallmarks of Dorenfeld’s work, pure geometric forms and primary colors woven into wool tapestries to be hung on the wall.

Dorenfeld studied painting at the Chicago Art Institute and transitioned into designing and weaving tapestries when he moved to Maine. His work is shown at CRAFT through the courtesy of the Caldbeck Gallery.

In this final show of the 2017 season, CRAFT also will hold over work by Lynn Duryea and Paul Heroux; introduce new work by Abbie Read and Suzanne Van Wye; and show like-minded gallery artists who create fine craft presented in dialogue with one another.

In addition to the First Friday Art Walk, the gallery will participate in Maine Craft Weekend and will be open Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 14 and 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information and regular autumn hours, call 594-0167 and visit craftonelm.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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