Ms. Strausman has been living and working in the Hudson Valley for more than twenty years, observing and culling from nature. Residing now in Rensselaerville, she concentrates her attention on the natural world and the study of art in many of its forms.
Her influences include the work of her late husband, Albert Strausman, in addition to that of Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Motherwell, Antoni Tapies, Kurt Schwitters and the poignant and tragic collages and constructions of Hannelore Baron. Strausman collects from many diverse ephemera for her work and is particularly interested in stained, torn and tarnished papers, books, labels and cloth from past lives. She incorporates these along with dried plants, old handwriting, anything well loved and cast off.
The Artist’s Opening Reception will be Sunday, April 3 from 2–4 pm in the Guggenheim Gallery.
Ms. Strausman’s work will be on display at the Guggenheim April 1 – 30.