Niagara Falls by Audrey Jakab & Alejandro Berlin
Medium: wood with photo, metal, paint
17.5 x 9.5 inches
Artist Statement: Niagara Falls Above the faded background of the past the bright birds playfully whirl towards an unknown destination.Both Alejandro and I enjoy the process of giving ‘new life’ to old objects. When I found this souvenir of Niagara Falls in a thrift store, I was intrigued with its perspective and I knew we could do something interesting with it. From our collections, we found some flat metal birds and Alejandro and I collaborated on the composition and physical details to complete this piece.
Bio: Audrey Jakab. After graduating with a BFA from The Philadelphia College of Art, Jakab went on to earn her master’s degree in Sculpture at Yale University in 1989. Working in both collage and mixed media, she’s enjoyed exhibiting her work on and off through the years. Audrey and her husband, Alejandro Berlin, had an exhibition of their assemblages at the Resource Exchange in Philadelphia in 2018 and the following year she had a solo exhibition of her paper collages at the Metropolitan Gallery, also in Philadelphia. Jakab lives and works in West Windsor, New Jersey. Alejandro Berlin, Born in Argentina, Berlin started his undergraduate studies in Physics at The National University of Buenos Aries and Atomic Center in Bariloche, Argentina. In 1976 he moved to the USA and continued his studies at the University of Connecticut where he earned a Master of Science in Physics in 1979. Berlin turned to three-dimensional creative pursuits a few years later and is a self-taught artist. In the past he has participated in many group exhibitions, some of which include: the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, MA, Artist Space and Franklin Furnace in New York City, and the Contemporary Artists Center in North Adams, MA. Berlin has also had solo shows at the New Britain Museum of Art in New Britain, CT and at Pindar Gallery in New York City. Berlin lives and works in West Windsor, NJ.
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