SURROUNDED BY FAMILY & FRIENDS

AT NIGHT, thread on fabric, 36 x 48”, frame 43 x 55”

Surrounded by Family & Friends is a series of six life-sized thread-on-fabric tableaus that depict culturally diverse family groups and individuals who are caring for a loved one who is dying. This work invites a broad spectrum of response about dying as a natural part of life within the context of community and relationship. Scherer received the American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine’s 2008 Humanities Award and the Rhode Island School of Design’s 2010 Alumni Association Award for Artistic Achievement  “for the innovative medium of textile art she has developed, and for her thought-provoking investigations of our society’s views of aging, reflections on life, death, family relationships and the welfare of future generations.”

For exhibitions and presentations, contact  deidre@dscherer.com. For catalogue, see Surrounded by Family & Friends.


THE LAST YEAR 

     LAYERS, thread on fabric, 15 x 13”, frame 25 x 22”

The Last Year, a series of ten thread on fabric works, portrays the final months in the life of an elderly woman. With compassion and respect, they chronicle the woman’s journey toward death, from the onset of her decline, through brief reprieves of renewed strength, and finally, to acceptance and release. Each work depicts a visually compelling moment, while raising universal and social issues that surround the processes of aging, dying and grieving. Scherer notes that her work “…provokes a dialogue that is essential to our times and our lives.”

For scheduling exhibitions and presentations, contact Deidre Scherer at deidre@dscherer.com.


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS for LY and SBFF

2015     First Congregational Church Wolfeboro, both LY & SBFF, Wolfeboro, NH
2013     San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, LY, San Jose, CA
             Bigelow Gallery, United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, both LY & SBFF, MN
2009     Greenville Museum of Art, both LY & SBFF, Greenville, NC
2008     “Holding Our Own”, film on Vermont Public Television broadcast
2007      Hebrew Union College–Institute of Religion Museum, SBFF, New York City, NY
2006     Maltwood Art Museum, University of Victoria, both LY & SBFF, Victoria, BC
2005     Drury Gallery, Marlboro College, SBFF, Marlboro, VT
2004     Washington Center for the Performing Arts, SBFF, Olympia, WA
2003     Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, SBFF, Lebanon, NH
             Genet Gallery, Syracuse University, SBFF, Syracuse, NY
            Thirty Distinguished Quilt Artists of the World, SBFF, Tokyo, Japan
2002      Int’l Congress on Care of the Terminally Ill, Palais d Congres, SBFF, Montreal, Canada
2001      Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, SBFF, Brattleboro, VT
1999     The Memorial Union Art Gallery, University of California, Davis, CA
1998      Dennos Museum Center, LY, Traverse City, MI
1997      Everson Museum of Art, LY, Syracuse, NY
1995      Redding Museum of Art and History, LY, Redding, CA
1994      Thorne-Sagendorph Gallery, LY, Keene, NH
1992      Williams College Museum of Art, LY, Williamstown, MA