Gallery Ehva
daring and beautiful art

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Dear Friends,

Sorry, we're closed now.

I could not keep gallery open for more then one reason, but the biggest one was me. I did not feel I was strong (and smart) to contine. I needed rest: do nothing time, be closer to Earth, Sea, Sun, Sky, my cat Bikini and my dog Hana.

Do I miss it? Yes! I miss our dinners, painting Easter eggs, my freedom to do with our space whatever I wanted to do, I miss people, soup and bread openings... I miss our little "community".

Do I miss ART? Not now. I am fine having my hands dirty, working in my garden.

What I do now? Hmmm, little art, lots of cooking...

Who I am now? Rebel, definitely!

So, be well my friends and thank you for letting me love you. I know we'll see each other, sonner or later.

-- Yours, always, Ewa

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You can always reach me by phone, e-mail or mail.

Ewa Nogiec 508 487-0011
ewa@iamprovincetown.com

P.O. Box 675, North Truro, MA 02652

 


Art Is Good

Here are my friends:

 

Donna Dodson, Gallery Ehva

Donna Dodson

Bill Liebeskind

Bill Liebeskind

Gallery Ehva: Richard E. Smith

Richard E. Smith

Tracey Anderson
Midge Battelle
Bill Barrell
Rachel Brown
Arthur Cohen
Didier Corallo
David Ellis
Miriam Freidin
Joanna Gabler
Fred Garbers
Wendelin Glatzel
Irén Handschuh
Myrna Harrison

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Provincetown Artist Registry

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I am Provincetown

I am Provincetown...

Irén Handschuh

Pith Sculpture

The sculptures with pits represent a diary of experiences and friendships.

The mobiles with plum and peach pits are in memory of Lauren MacLellan, the owner of Hatch's Vegetable Market in Wellfleet. Lauren would save the pits for me after she made fresh fruit popsicles.

Other cherry pits were from a time when i visited my father in France, who while undergoing chemotherapy, only had a taste for cherries.

Sometimes at the end of a long day, working on my family's house in Cotignac, in the south of France, my parents and i would have aperitifs and savor the local olives. We sucked the pits clean so that i could use them later in my work.

All these pits mark time in my history.

pith
noun
1 the pith of the argument: essence, main point, fundamentals, heart,substance, nub, core, quintessence, crux, gist, meat, kernel, marrow,burden; informal nitty-gritty.
2 he writes with pith and exactitude: succinctness, conciseness, concision,pithiness, brevity; cogency, weight, depth, force.

Sculpture by Iren Handschuh

Irén Handschuh, Peach Pits

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Sculpture by Irén Handschuh

Irén Handschuh, Olive wood and pits

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Sculpture by Iren Handschuh

Mobile by Irén Handshuh

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Sculpture by Irén Handschuh

Sculpture by Irén Handschuh

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Irén Handschuh, Red Mobil

Mobile (Red), glass, wood, steel

The Sculptures built with Dalle de Verre and Chinese Acupuncture needles utilize the vibrations from the colors of glass and equilibrium to metaphorically balance and restore the flow of Qi energy in the mind and the mood.

About Dalle de Verre

The term, Dalle de verre or slab glass, refers to thick slabs of stained glass originally developed in the Byzantine period. Traditionally, stone, clay, or lead cames were used to hold the glass.

In twentieth century France, a cement matrix was introduced, revolutionizing the technique and enabling artists, for the first time, to use "faceted " or chipped glass in their creations .
In 2007, Handschuh traveled to Chartres to study the great cathe-dral's stained windows, and the technique of working with glass and lead. In the gallery of the world-renowned Centre International du Verre (CIV), located directly across from the cathedral, the retrospective exhibition of the work of Henri Guerin inspired her to return to Chartres two years later to study Dalle de verre there.

Since then, she has dedicated herself to "sculpting with light", pushing the limits of sculpture and creating an on-going series of wonderfully inventive mobiles, stabiles, and concrete panels.

Acupuncture

The general theory of Acupuncture is based on the premise that bodily functions are regulated by an energy called Qi ( chee ) which flows through the body: disruptions of this flow are believed to be responsible for disease. Acupuncture describes a family of procedures aiming to correct imbalances in the flow of Qi by stimulation of anatomical locations on or under the skin (usually called acupuncture points) by a variety of techniques.

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Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis

ALL ABOUT sEVEn

A Multi-media Exhibit by 49 Cape Women Artists
Curated by Shawn Nelson Dahlstrom
February 14 - March 30, 2014 http://allaboutseven.org/

Iren Handschuh

Dalle de verre mobile; 48″ x 48″ x 29″

Irén Handshuh: Spectrum in Balance

"This is my process: to express Formal 7 I have built a glass mobile composed of seven tiers. The layers utilize seven fragments of glass – in the dalle de verre technique – each in one of the seven colors of the rainbow spectrum. The mobile is balanced with a glass counterweight, also made with seven fragments in the colors of the rainbow."

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Work by Iren Handschuh

New work by Irén's 2013 show

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Iren Handschuh

Dalle & solder

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Work by Iren Handschuh

"Equilibre" by Irén Handschuh

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Work by Iren Handschuh

"Tilter" by Irén Handschuh

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Iren Handshuh & Norma Holt, 2010

(l-r) Norma Holt with Irén Handschuh, Gallery Ehva 2010

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Biography

Born and educated in Paris, Iren Handschuh (b. 1951) immigrated to the United States in 1971. She has worked as a furniture and cabinetmaker as well as in general construction in the area of Boston, Cape Cod and the Islands. Since the 1980s, she has worked as a sculptor. She has taught sculpture at the Fine Art Work Center in Provincetown and at the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill.

Handschuh has participated in many group exhibits and her work has also been featured in one-person shows. Her sculpture is in various private collections as well as in the permanent collection of the DeCordova Museum & Sculpture Park.

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Art Is Good

Here are my friends:

Gallery Ehva, Nathalie Ferrier

Nathalie Ferrier

Alicia Henry

Alicia Henry

Daniel Dejean, Gallery Ehva

Daniel Dejean

Gallery Ehva, Janice Redman

Janice Redman

Rob Westerberg

Rob Westerberg

Barbara Cohen, Gallery Ehva

Barbara Cohen

Ken Horii, Gallery Ehva

Ken Horii

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Jenny Humphreys
René Lamadrid
Bill Liebeskind
Susan Lyman
Diane Messinger
Andy Moerlein
Henry Moore
Ewa Nogiec
David Paulson
Cyndi Wish

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Schedule 2016
Schedule 2015
Schedule 2014
Schedule 2013
Schedule 2012
Schedule 2011
Schedule 2010
Schedule 2009

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Artist’s Statement

Sculpture is my self-defense. Making it allows me to function in a world that I feel is beyond my control and at times overwhelming, enabling me to create an alternate universe where I feel empowered and where I find relief from ‘reality’ and the material/physical world. I was born to cut – whether it be wood, construction materials, or glass. I devote much effort to and derive great pleasure in the pursuit of fine craftsmanship.

I am inspired by Surrealism and feel an affinity with abstraction and the absurd. I have an interest for the “mechanical aspect of sculpture – structure, rotation, and balance... The small scale of my work reflects an instinctual affinity for the miniature or diminutive, but also answers the practical necessities of a life that requires portability, travel, and moving… I must be able to carry tools and materials in a suitcase. -- Irén Handschuh

 

 

For 2011 Gallery Ehva season Irén Handschuh curates "Polylogue" invitation exhition with work by four of her companeras.