Color & Meaning Knit Together in An Abstract Yarn
By Blake Gopnik
Saturday, June 7, 2008; Page C01
"....The color field movement insisted on canvases that appealed only and directly to the eyes, and that avoided making any reference to things outside themselves. Molnar's hand-knit mural at Transformer is plenty visual, and plenty appealing. But it also makes clear that almost any visual effect, especially if it's notably appealing, is likely to have meaning that transcends what it looks like..."
The Right Ingredients For a Sweet Experience
By Jessica Dawson
Friday, January 4, 2008; Page C02
"...Presiding over the exhibition with graphic power is Valerie Molnar's "Count Tyrone Rugen's Run." (The title refers to a character from Rob Reiner's film "The Princess Bride," but Molnar won't tell us why.) At 15 feet tall and nearly 20 feet wide, the work is a massive wall piece forming an abstract striped pattern in vibrant color..."
The Fabric of Freedom, Redefined
By Jessica Dawson
Friday, May 23, 2008; Page C02
"...The area hasn't seen a survey of fabric works as large as this one in recent years. Although our galleries have mounted smaller shows of sewn work or included "The Thread as the Line" artists in group shows (G Fine Art showed Sabrina Gschwandtner a few years ago; Molnar appeared at Carroll Square Gallery this year), an exhibition of this type is overdue..."
By Dominique Nahas
VCU MFA Thesis Catalogue
"...For Valerie Molnar the knitting ethos acts as a bridge to the act of abstract geometric and stripe painting. Her intent is to allow the process of knitting to enable her to re-discover, re-condition, to re-fashion and re-accommodate the world of painting. The material itself and the ritualistic sensations of small repetitive gestures starts small but ends up making big statements about the drive toward human connection..."