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Acquisition by the RISD Museum
“Sisters, Sitting”, my thread-on-fabric work, is now in the collection of the Rhode Island School of Design Museum at 20 N. Main Street in Providence, RI. Created in honor of Hildegard Bachert and Edith Schnabel, this double portrait was recently donated by Dorothy Kerzner Lipsky.
“I have such deep appreciation for Deidre’s stunning work and for Dorothy’s support and generosity in bringing this wonderful piece to the RISD Museum. …So striking! I’m transported by the level of detail overall, but especially in the sisters’ eyes, which reveal such profundity, humanity, and personality. And the hand gestures! So much to pore over and to feel…”
…Kate Irvin, Curator and Department Head, Textiles, RISD Museum
Acquisition: Bennington Museum
My thread on fabric work, “Stories”, has been officially added to the Bennington Museum’s permanent collection through the generous donation of collectors, Sharron and Frank Kropa. In 1988, a detail of “Stories” appeared on the cover of Threads Magazine along with a six page article that I wrote about my work. The Bennington Museum is located at 75 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201 Phone: 802.447.1571
Acquired by the Racine Museum
“Hands of Light”, a collaboration I did with Jackie Abrams, is part of the permanent collection of the Racine Museum of Art. Currently it’s in an exhibition titled Vignettes: Concentrated Views of RAM’s Collection, which runs through August 19, 2023. For more information, visit Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street, Racine, WI 53403 Phone: 262.638.8300
Exhibition at Mobilia Gallery
Jackie Abrams and Deidre Scherer’s Collaborations
Four of our vessel collaborations are featured in honor of Jackie Abrams’ legacy. Jackie and I spent two years creating together and making 20 collaborative pieces many of which have found homes such as the Racine Art Museum in Wisconsin. For information on location and hours, visit Mobilia Gallery, 348 Huron Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138. Phone: 617 876.2109
This commission of two clasped hands is based on a deep and loving relationship that has spanned many years. I fulfilled and framed this work after the fracture of my right wrist (six weeks in a cast and six weeks in physical therapy to regain my strength and dexterity) … it’s as if the strength of their connection resonated in my healing. Now, available as a print.
In 2021, I began and completed a commission to honor a family’s patriarch in “Paternal Portrait”.
Starting with a photo shoot in October 2018, I began a project to immortalize two creative women and their relationship. This commission proved to be an adventure that only was completed in July 2020 when Edie and Jackie received their portrait.
In their own words: “I feel the spirituality in you that expresses itself in the meditative way you perceive and relate to us as individuals and as a couple. I feel seen, understood, accepted, and respected.” …Jackie
“There is a gentleness and unity in the narrative that you tell in this portrait. …the image-maker and the sitters equally strong in their creative agency. Your work of thread on fabric holds the DNA of our women’s culture within its design, medium, and subject matter.” …Edie
Everyday Mermaid is Available!
California poet and friend Christina Isobel and I have been working on our book collaboration for many years. In responding visually to her poetry, I discovered a vibrant language of symbolic abstraction. Now we are PUBLISHED -to order a copy, visit Christina’s Amazon page!
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MY WORK ON COVERS:
My work, CHILD AND MOTHER, is featured on the inside cover of the Plough Quarterly’s Winter Issue 2021 which focuses on disability: www.plough.com
March 1st was the 108th anniversary of Fred F. Scherer’s birthday!
My father was an early and steady influence on my art making. As a child, I’d play hooky by commuting with him down to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City where I’d spend the day roaming the halls while he painted. Many times I’d sit on the edge of a diorama watching him work. 2018 is the 103rd anniversary of his birth. I welcome and encourage you to visit and celebrate his life’s work: fredfscherer.com
Cicely as a painter and as my stepmother had a strong and supportive impact on my work. Her fierce individuality encouraged my search for my own distinct voice. Please visit and enjoy her web site and work at cicelyaikman.com
Cicely’s free and lush use of form, line and color has had a great and lasting impact on how I see the world -and how I think as I work. She is in my mind when I take pleasure in a moment of light, when I discern the uniqueness of a shade, and the simplicity of a curve. She was a master in paint before her time. …Deidre Scherer