Waldwick Library Gallery Presents Kay Fialkoff
EMBROIDERY MASTERWORKS ON NATURE THEMES
Kay Fialkoff, long-time Fair Lawn resident and artist, will exhibit a series of embroidery masterworks, Prayers for the Earth, 1990-2018, at the Waldwick Public Library gallery. The exhibition will run from October through November, 2023.
The artist took inspiration from New Jersey’s wetland, meadowland, and woodland habitats including the Ramapo Valley County Reservation in Mahwah, the Celery Farm Nature Preserve in Allendale, the Glen Rock Duck Pond, the Saddle River County Park Glen Rock and Paramus (Dunkerhook), and Cape May. The embroidery masterworks celebrate Earth from the time granite formed over a half a billion years ago through our current era, the Cenozoic Era, a time of great diversification of flowering plants and birds. Her practice invokes the art of Zen, portraying nature over time and space.
Ms. Fialkoff is a member of the Fyke Nature Association, the Bergen County Audubon Society and the Embroiderers’ Guild of America, Bergen Chapter. Her embroideries have been exhibited at the Paterson Museum in Paterson, the Belskie Museum of Art and Science in Closter, and the Maurice M. Pine Free Public Library in Fair Lawn as well as numerous other gallery spaces. Needle Arts magazine, a publication of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America, published all of the works from 1996 to 2022.
To find out more about these works, watch "Off the Spool: My Big Adventure with Thread" on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YM92l3FLgZ4&ab_channel=KayFialkoff. In this short documentary, Kay describes the process of making her art as well as the thought processes behind its creation.
Ms. Fialkoff has generously agreed to make herself available to anyone who would like to discuss her work further. All inquiries should be made through the Library Director, Lori Quinn via email: email@example.com