I am so thrilled to be showing Janet Henry’s beaded pieces in the Wee Gallery from now til the end of the year.
Janet teaches in Brooklyn but has a studio in Durham where she works on a variety of projects. My favorite are the intricately crafted and complex beaded pieces. It is rare to see so much expressed in these material and Janet misses no opportunity to make them speak. The range and combination of beads, in themselves interesting, are made more so by the dialogue that takes place between the shapes and colors and the minutia of the knot work. In Janet’s larger pieces, she spells out words with the beads. It really pays to spend some time looking at them closely.
Janet is a very lovely person and there will be a reception for the show during the 2nd Friday Artwalk, tonight NOVEMBER 13th, from 6-9. I hope you will come by to meet the artist and see this beautiful work.