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acrylic on canvas, cut and woven


36" x 36"


Hope weaves “joyful noise” throughout her works. Focusing down to the root of all art, she uses color and movement in abstract formations to shape, inspire, and excite the mind.  She captures the raucous sound of color in the wild and lets it swirl and fly and shout, barely contained by the edges of the canvas. White Noise lulls us in to calmness and rest; Joyful Noise is the sound of stimulation and awakening. Using acrylic paint on canvas, she blends dynamic imagery with the colors of the paints and the textures of the materials to create rich vibrant designs. One of her favorite methods of creation involves two canvases of the same size being individually painted with acrylic paints. When dry, one is removed from the frame and cut into strips.  The second canvas is then, partially cut into strips, and the first canvas strips are woven into the second canvas. This continues until all the strips are completely merged into one piece.

About this Artist

Hope Gelfand Alcorn

Hope Gelfand Alcorn is a native Pennsylvanian, graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in social welfare; has an associate degree in Nursing from Tompkins-Cortland Community College in Dryden, NY; and has a Masters (MPH) and a Doctorate (Dr. PH) in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh. She currently resides in Pittsburgh, where, by day, she works in medical research and, by evening, she spins a world of art.   Hope has shown her work in numerous juried exhibitions, and in local, national, and international settings. Locally, her art has been exhibited at the Hoyt Institute of Fine Art, the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Brew House Association Gallery, Spinning Plate Gallery, The Mendelson Gallery, Robeson Gallery, HUB-Robeson Center, The Latrobe Art Center, The University Museum, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and the Harlan Gallery. Nationally, it has been in gallery exhibits in North Carolina (Salem College Fine Art…
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