- Ronnie Spiewak likes to walk outside and look closely at trees, twigs and leaves (on branches and on the ground), gathering ideas. In the studio she cuts shapes out of paper based on these ideas, improvising as she goes.
The tour-de-force wall collage above is the centerpiece of, It Happened One Night, Spiewak’s show at Harmony Hall November 7- December 27, 2013.
While the installation has gravitas, most of the works are playful and colorful. The most recent collages show a beguiling synthesis of technique, composition, and jaunty rhythms resulting from the luxury of full-time studio work. For the last couple of years since her retirement fro the National Park Service, Spiewak has been at work in her new studio at Eastpines Center, Passageways Studio Studios, 6001 66th Ave, Riverdale, MD. -ccv, wdc