Left: Polypore Slug,
wool. Right: Aculeus,
wool, wire, carnelian, garnet, glass beds, acrylic polymer, 2014.
December 8, 2015 - February 28, 2016Art Case, A/B Waiting Lounge
Born and raised in Nashville, Tenn., Shana Kohnstamm has always embraced the unusual way she sees the world. Myopic since early childhood, her ability to see forms and faces in “the blur” gave her an innate understanding of color and shading long before developing the skills needed for drawing and painting.
In 2010, Kohnstamm attended a wet-felting workshop that ignited a passion for making beautiful, strange and technically complex wool sculptures. Since then, her work has been featured in fiber arts magazines, juried and invitational exhibitions and has garnered several awards in regional art exhibitions. Her love of the craft was actualized in October 2015 when, as curator, Shana hosted the international soft sculpture exhibit, “Touched” in Nashville, Tenn.
Kohnstamm states, “Imagine a window to an alternate dimension or alien landscape where you can watch plant-animal hybrids walk about or glimpse sea life breach the surface of primordial waters. This is a place where colorful creatures and luminescent flowers thrive undisturbed by predatory eyes. The Cretazoa
have crawled through that window, emerging from this prehistoric landscape (and my hands) in the most delightful and surprising manner.” www.shanakohnstamm.com
Arts at the Airport receives funding for the visual arts from the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) and the Tennessee Arts Commission (TAC). The Flying Solo Exhibition Series is funded under an agreement with TAC. For more information about Arts at the Airport, please call (615) 275-1614 or send email to email@example.com.