Threads of Nature:
A Duo Exhibition by Ailsa Anastatia
and Sandra Golbert - de Aldrey
Opening October 14
WILLEMSTAD, CURAÇAO – Landhuis Bloemhof is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition, "Threads of Nature: Textile Inspirations" featuring the dynamic and captivating works of two talented artists – local artist Ailsa Anastatia and USA fiber artist Sandra Golbert - de Aldrey.
"Threads of Nature: Textile Inspirations" is a must-see exhibition that brings together the unique perspectives of two artists, each with a deep commitment to exploring the intricate connections between humanity and the environment. The exhibition will open on October 14 at 10:30 AM at Landhuis Bloemhof in the presence of both artists and will be showing until November 25, 2023.
The artists: Sandra Golbert - de Aldrey / Ailsa Anastatia
Sandra Golbert - de Aldrey, a self-taught master of fiber art, takes viewers on a colorful voyage with her hand-dyed silk, surface design and fabric manipulation. From her early days designing dolls' clothes, which she still does and sells on Etsy, to having her designs grace the pages of ‘Vogue’ magazine and ‘Architectural Digest’, Golbert's artistic journey has been nothing short of exceptional. Her artwork, which began on the body; designing costumes for carnivals and for Broadway theater and dresses for debutants and brides, now adorns large hotel walls and spaces. Sandra, who was born in Puerto Rico, has a special connection with Curacao. She used to live on the island in the 70’s where she would spend her days creating for commissions, shows and exhibitions. With a deep love for the sea and vibrant tropical flora, Golbert's art embodies the essence of island life while seamlessly integrating neutral tones in her silk creations. Sandra participated in many exhibitions, solo and group, throughout the years like the exhibition titled “9x9x3” at the American Craft Museum (now the Museum of Art and Design) in New York City. This show traveled throughout the US for 4 years. She also has a piece in the Zimmerli Museum at Rutgers University, in the permanent collection of the National Association of Women Artists. Her work can be found in many countries, in residences, corporate offices and hotels in the USA, the Caribbean, South America and in Puerto Rico.
Ailsa Anastatia attended the Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts before finalizing her formal education at the Amsterdam University of the Arts in The Netherlands. Anastatia has many solo and group exhibitions under her belt and her artwork is displayed in collections in the USA, South America, the Caribbean, and The Netherlands. Anastatia is a versatile artist that explores diverse themes, from spirituality and memories to cultural heritage and ecological issues impacting Curaçao. Ailsa Anastatia, in her recent series titled "Resilient Horizons", made possible by the Prins Bernhard Cultuur Fonds, invites viewers to pass through her artistic journey that interweaves untouched landscapes with human-altered ones. Her works thoughtfully narrate Curaçao's evolving landscapes and emphasize the importance of acknowledging historical imprints while fostering optimism for the future.
To learn more about the interplay of fabric, texture, and the profound connection between art and nature, we invite you to meet both artists on Tuesday October 17 at 7 PM. Sandra Golbert - de Aldrey will also be talking about silk painting.
Landhuis Bloemhof is a cultural center located in Curaçao, dedicated to promoting and supporting the arts and culture. Through exhibitions, workshops, and events, Landhuis Bloemhof serves as a platform for artists and creatives to showcase their talents and engage with the community.
Join us at Landhuis Bloemhof from October 14 to November 25, 2023, to experience the artistry of Ailsa Anastatia and Sandra Golbert - de Aldrey in this exceptional exhibition. For more information, please visit www.landhuisbloemhof.com, Santa Rosaweg 6, 7375775.