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Recent Reviews

  • For each exhibition at the Women And Their Work art organization,  a writer commissioned by the W&TW examines the work on exhibit and writes a critical essay. Valerie Cassel Oliver, the Senior Curator of the Contemporary Art Museum Houston wrote an essay entitled "Orna Feinstein: In Full Bloom" to accompany PAPELLIBRIUM.

  • Jeanne Claire Van Ryzin's review of  PAPELLIBRIUM entitled "Orna Feinstein uses 50,000 exhibit invites in her a faux flower field" was published on April 7, 2016 in the Austin American-Statesman.  "...With the gallery walls painted a matte battleship grey — and with the gallery devoid of natural light — the immediate whimsy of Feinstein’s fake flower field is nicely tempered. If anything, there’s a slightly — yet nicely — claustrophobic feel to the rather large installation that just enhances its artificiality".

  • Writer and art critic H.C. Arnold described  PAPELLIBRIUM as: "...Overall, it’s staggering. Beyond the sheer number of invitations she’s used, the amount of time taken to bend each one and stitch them together must have been immense. Then, there is their careful installation. She had to simultaneously cover the floor working from the back corners forward while at the same time making sure to diversify the various combinations of invitations in order to ensure an aesthetic variety. Larger oblong cards sit next to concentrically circled ones. Taller cards peek out over their neighbors. And their different colors dot the landscape making interesting and subtle patterns." For a full review, please see "Perspective is everything: Orna Feinstein's Papellibrium", published on March 18, 2016 at the Art and Arnold blog.

  • Todd Camplin published a detailed review of this show on his June 2015  Todd Camplin Weekly...  column at the ModernDallas.net online magazine.  He wrote: "....Orna Feinstein is reason enough to go out of your way, because her work engages the eye like no other artist. Well, I say that, but she comes out of a rich tradition of artists that have played with the eye. Op artists Yaacov Agam and Victor Vasarely have great influence on her work, but I think Feinstein takes this mode of visual experimentation and furthers the conversation by layering, cutting, sewing, and working on Plexiglas...".

  • A preview by Michael Granberry titled Artist Orna Feinstein Traces the Change in her Work to Texas appeared on March 21, 2015 at the Dallas Morning News.  

  • Prior to the  "Slice by Slice" solo exhibition at Anya Tish Gallery in Houston, an interview with the artist  by Casey Gregory of Arts + Culture was published on Feb 05, 2015. 

  • A review of the"BREAKUP - Pixels, Particles, Fragments", a group exhibition at James Gallery in Pittsburgh by Kurt Shaw appeared on October 15, 2014 at the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.

  • Rich Lopez, of the Midland Reporter-Telegram  wrote: "...With her ultra-cool printmaking techniques, Feinstein's work in 'Now and Zen: 15 Years of Printmaking' is not only art on display, but it's also a magical trip where he works appear and disappear in front of your eyes". The article includes tips and special insight to Feinstein's work by Brian Lee Whisenhunt, the director of the Museum of the Southwest, and by the curator Wendy Earle.

  • In the Jewish Herald-Voice "Orna Feinstein Retrospective tours Texas", Aaron Howard wrote: "...Approximately 30 Feinstein pieces will tour in her retrospective exhibition “Now and Zen – Fifteen Years of Contemporary Printmaking.” The exhibition includes earlier prints on paper from the Rings Series as well as newer prints on fabric and plexiglass, sculptures and installations. The exhibition will travel to several museums in Texas from fall 2014 until spring 2016."

  • In the October 2012 HoustonPress article "Translucent 3-D Magic at Anya Tish Gallery", Meredith Deliso wrote: "...Feinstein creates an almost "Magic Eye" effect with her Tree Dynamics series -- layered pieces of fabric, paper and monoprint on plexi that radiate orbs meant to represent the concentric circles of tree rings."

  • Senior editor Molly Glentzer of the Houston Chronicle reviewed the Multi-Librium exhibition at Box13 ArtSpace on July 21, 2012. The article "Seed of an idea grew into Multi-Librium" was published in the Saturday STAR section of the paper.

 

"...Every spare moment has gone toward cultivating a garden of recycled art-gallery invitations - about 10,000 of them, sewn into organic shapes and combined so they mimic flowers, leaves, trees and even a fountain."

"...The swirling forms of the installation, viewed from above, also mimic images you might see of plant cells under the microscope."

News and Interviews

Orna Feinstein In Times Square

Orna's work was shown at Time Square in New York on the electronic Reuters Sign Board on 5/6/10 at 7:53 am and 5/7/10 at 4:28 pm. The caption on the sign board above the image reads: "Science Inspired, Rings Installation # 1 monoprint by artist Orna Feinstein". Please click here to view the displayed image.