Spring 2002 Table
The Circus by Brenda Steinberg
along the bay in Truro in 1997, Brenda Steinberg came upon a cache
of skate egg cases, also known as mermaid's purses. At that time,
she created sculptures in which each egg case was given a tag naming
a catastrophe, such as AIDS, racism, and genocide. However, Steinberg
notes that "In early 1998 I began to see the egg cases in a totally
different light. They became delightful, humorous humans who seemed
to want to dance and cavort and fly through the air. One by one I
began making individual characters and scenes." The Circus will
be on display from May 4-31 at the Wellfleet Library. For more information,
please call (508) 349-0310.
Brenda Steinberg's workpaintings, sculpture, prints, and drawingshave
been exhibited widely in galleries and museums. Her art has been selected
for numerous juried exhibitions, including the University Place Gallery
in Cambridge, Boston's Federal Reserve Gallery, the Provincetown Art
Association, and the Blue Heron and Swansborough galleries in Wellfleet.
She lives in Cambridge and in Truro and is currently represented by
the Robyn Watson Gallery in Provincetown.