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"The Forgetting Shadows" Textile & Mixed-Media Works By Frances Valesco and Sandra Woodall American Cultural Center October 22 - November 6, 1999

PR9953E | Date: 1999-10-22

The works of American artists Sandra Woodall and Frances Valesco will be featured in the exhibition "The Forgetting Shadows," on display October 22 through November 6, 1999, at the auditorium of the American Cultural Center. Exhibit hours are 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday (closed Sundays and holidays). The American Cultural Center is located at 54 Nan Hai Road, Taipei.

The artists' works on fabric, paper, and other media explore the relationships among surface, shape, texture, light, space, and color.

Sandra Woodall, a native of California, has spent her career as an artist investigating the interplay of color, light, and fabric as a visual designer for dance and theatre. Her designs have appeared on the stages of the San Francisco Ballet, the Joffrey Ballet, Den Norske Ballet of Norway, Singapore Dance Theatre, State Theatre of South Africa, Pacific Northwest Ballet, American Conservatory Theatre, and others. Her work has been featured in numerous solo and group shows. Ms. Woodall is a 1999 Fulbright scholar with a research/lecture appointment to Taiwan's National Institute of the Arts.

Work by Frances Valesco, a printmaker, has been featured in more than 200 group and solo exhibitions in museums, galleries, and cultural centers. Her work focuses on nature-inspired investigations of perception through the creation of light and shadow as surface designs. Ms. Valesco has taught at the Academy of Art College, City College of San Francisco, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco State University, and the University of California. From 1994 through 1998, she served as vice president of the American Print Alliance board of directors. From 1994 through 1996, she served as president of the California Society of Printmakers.

Ms. Woodall and Ms. Valesco's previous exhibition in Taipei, "Traces of Light," was presented in 1997 at Fu Jen University.