Fiber Artistry

Joan Kopchik | May 5–June 13, 2008

Joan Kopchik, a Bucks County papermaker and collage artist, creates contemporary mixed media wall pieces. The artist’s deep concern with image and surface are the source of her persuasive way of working. Ms. Kopchik’s articulate paste-ups and interwoven paper constructions stress the integration of layered surfaces and geometric images, often molding the paper surface towards expressive ends. Reeds and metal findings are applied to the burnished abstract surfaces of her pieces, which sometime resemble ancient stone.

Joan Kopchik received her BFA at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa. In addition to many national and international exhibitions, Ms. Kopchik’s work is included in the Rosenwald Collection at the National Gallery of Art, The James A. Mitchner Museum in Doylestown, Pa., and over a dozen private and corporate collections. Her work was featured on HGTV in 2001.

Exhibit Location

Cozen O’Connor Attorneys, 1900 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103
Contact Nancy Shear at 610.413.1195 for an appointment.

Price List

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  1. Balancing Act - handmade paper, brass findings, 23 x 19 x 1.5 inches
  2. Cascade - handmade paper/mixed media, 24 x 30 x 2.5 inches
  3. Star Seeker - cast handmade paper, reeds, polished stone, metal, brass hardware, 13 x 15 x 2.5 inches
  4. Chaparral - handmade paper/mixed media, 26 x 34 x 2.5 inches
  5. Green Goddess - cast handmade paper, brass hardware, phone wire & pigment, 14.5 x 8.5 x 3.5 inches
  6. Hanging Garden - handmade paper/mixed media, 24 x 32 x 2.5 inches
  7. Gaea's Cloak - handmade paper/mixed media, 48 x 34 x 2.5 inches
  8. Sky Windows - handmade paper/mixed media, left end panel, 14 x 20 x 2.5 inches for set including 9 & 10
  9. Sky Windows - center panel, 18 x 20 x 2.5 inches, part of set above
  10. Sky Windows - right end panel, 14 x 20 x 2.5 inches, part of set above
  11. From the Floor of Ancient Sea - cast handmade wall sculpture with river stones and shale inclusions, 18 x 36 x 2.5 inches
  12. Gaea's Shield - handmade paper/mixed media, 48 x 34 x 2.5 inches
  13. Zig Zag - handmade paper, cotton cord, 16 x 14 x 1.5 inches
  14. Whirlygig 1 - handmade paper/mixed media, 14 x 14 x 2.5 inches
  15. Whirlygig 2 - handmade paper/mixed media, 14 x 14 x 2.5 inches
  16. Whirlygig 3 - handmade paper/mixed media, 14 x 14 x 2.5 inches
  17. Asian Landscape - handmade paper, reed, copper hardware, 16 x 18 x 2.5 inches
  18. Arabesque - handmade paper/mixed media, 40 x 28 x 2.5 inches
  19. Savaran - handmade paper/mixed media, 31 x 27 x 2.5 inches
  20. Buck Rogers - cast handmade paper, pigment, copper findings, copper leaf, 8.5 x 20.5 x 4.5 inches
  21. Ginko Tapestry - handmade paper, stenciling, copper braid & hardware, 28 x 24 x 1.5 inches
  22. Strata I - handmade paper/mixed media, 34 x 26 x 2.5 inches
  23. Button Down Heart - handmade paper/mixed media, 40 x 28 x 2.5 inches
  24. Counterpoint - handmade paper, stenciling, brass hardware, 16 x 24 x 1.5 inches