September 2012

Hassler_LeaveNoStoneUnturned copyTrisha Hassler

Signals In The Static

Sep 5, 2012 – Sep 30, 2012

Preview Reception: September 5, 5-8 pm
First Thursday Reception: September 6th, 6-9pm
Artist’s Talk: September 16th, 11am


In September at Waterstone Gallery, we are excited to present Trisha Hassler’s exhibition Signals in the Static. The imagery in this show of hand-manipulated textiles is physical, cellular and universal.  There are suggestions of messages and meaning, but they are not crisp or easily read, more as if seen through a mist … signals in the static.  By incorporating a structure of steel in each piece there is support for Hassler’s intimate messages.

Hassler will also be exhibiting The Calendar Project, 52 individual 10-inch hand-stitched original works made over the last year.  For each piece sold, a donation will be made to Parkinsons Resources of Oregon.

About the project Trisha writes: “After my diagnosis with Parkinson’s early this year, my focus shifted and I found a new way forward.  I wanted to work with my body and discover what the parameters were.  How did it affect decisions?  Did it affect output?  How could I take the upper hand and not allow the limitations to dictate the end result?  What did I have to say about strength and determination? This exhibit is the complete selection of 52 individual original works, one for each week of the past year.”