ArtXchange Gallery is excited to present Visual Poems by Joan Wortis, opening First Thursday, September 1 and running through October 22. This series of monotype collage artwork reimagines the shapes found in global languages and symbols to create compositions with the elegance of a visual poem.
Originally from New York City, Wortis’ extensive career in the arts has spanned modern dance, hand-weaving, commercial textile design, printmaking and collage. Movement has always influenced Wortis’ work as a visual artist, giving her a deep sensitivity to the lyrical qualities of line and shape. Following a 15 year career as a modern dancer and choreographer in the United States and Mexico, Joan moved to the world of visual art after studying weaving and textile design with renowned artists Adela Akers and Jack Lenor Larsen. Wortis’ weavings were shown at museums including the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York City.