Save The Date!: JULIA MAE BANCROFT “Mending Moments” Opening

21 Nov

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Save the date for JULIA MAE BANCROFT’s inaugural solo exhibition, Mending Moments, and a holiday open house featuring selected small works by gallery artists!
Mending Moments 
A solo exhibition of mixed media works by JULIA MAE BANCROFT 
Saturday, December 9th, 2017 – January 4th, 2018

Saturday, December 9th, 2017 from 2pm-6pm 
The artist will be in attendance.

JULIA MAE BANCROFT, Mamie’s House, 2017, oil, gouache and collage with silk thread embroidery and pressed petals on iron grate, 12″x 11
Morton Fine Art (MFA)
1781 Florida Ave NW (at 18th & U Sts)
Washington, DC 20009

Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 6pm
Sunday 12pm-5pm
Garden Party, 2017, ink, oil, gouache and mixed media on paper, 24″x15″   

About Mending Moments
Mending Moments is a title that describes both the literal process and the conceptual elements explored in the artwork I make. Using various fibers, mediums and textures, I stitch together layers of imagery, rearranging fragments and binding them back together to form a new ethereal moment for reflection. In this continued series I work to create intimate spaces where we can explore our own layers of memory, perspective, and phantasy.”
-Julia Mae Bancroft, 2017
In this series Bancroft intricately and thoughtfully applies layers of imagery onto paper using oil pastel, gouache, watercolor, various fibers and ink transfers.  Many of the pieces also incorporate embroidery hand stitched directly into the altered surface, complementing the figurative drawings.  The intentional absence of color allows the viewer to focus on the obscured perspectives and depth of texture throughout the narrative.  A typical artwork in her series Mending Moments takes 40-60 hours to complete.  

Born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Julia Mae Bancroft grew up deeply inspired by nature. In 2009 she moved to Washington DC where she attended The Corcoran College of Art + Design, graduating with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in 2013. Spending a semester abroad living in London England Bancroft first explored interests in fashion design at the Central Saint Martins College of Art + Design. It was here that she began consistently incorporating hand stitching into artwork, incredibly moved by the one-of-a-kind practice of couture embroidery. The discovery of this medium in combination with Bancroft’s background in darkroom photography and painting melded into her current mixed media practice.
About Morton Fine Art
Founded in 2010 in Washington, DC, Morton Fine Art (MFA) is a fine art gallery and curatorial group that collaborates with art collectors and visual artists to inspire fresh ways of acquiring contemporary art. Firmly committed to the belief that anyone can become an art collector or enthusiast, MFA’s mission is to provide accessibility to museum-quality contemporary art through a combination of substantive exhibitions and a welcoming platform for dialogue and exchange of original voice.

For further information, please contact Amy Morton:  

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