Monday, September 1, 2014

Exhibiting in new fiber show


This work and this work will be included in the upcoming exhibit: "Focus: Fiber 2014, A National Contemporary Fiber Show".

       'Focus: Fiber' is a juried, biennial exhibition presented by the Textile Art Alliance of the Cleveland Museum of Art since 1970.

It will be held in the Bacon Gallery of the Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA from September 26th, 2014 to January 18th, 2015. Opening reception is on the 26th from 7-10PM. I will not be able to attend but I hope you will! There are 37 total artists exhibiting. It should be an exciting event.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

New Exhibit

I have been included in a new group show of Fiber Art: "Materiality: A Fiber Arts Group Exhibition" at the Ann Street Gallery in Newburgh, New York.

On display will be this work and this one as well as work from 22 other artists.

The show runs from March 15th to April 12th, 2014.

Opening reception is on March 15th from 6:30 - 8:30 PM which I will try very hard to attend. I hope to meet some of you there!

Many thanks to Curator Virginia Walsh for inviting me into this exhibition!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

New work

Still using black fabric. This time I wanted to merge my older, compact, solidly filled up, stitch-upon-stitch style with the new, black fabric, more texture oriented, looser collage style. No 3D stars or stitched-over objects in this one but I did collage in a few small pieces of fabric and it is stretched onto a frame. As usual a variety of embroidery techniques are used, but I took some of them further than I usually do: the pointillism, most of which is made with metallic thread, is a mix of colored dots - some areas with a total multi-color mix, and others made up of different hues yet still keeping a single tone. There are a few small sections where the pointillism is on plain, un-colored fabric. The three-dimensionally rendered parts are rendered, I hope, with more realism than I have yet achieved. I make much use of the smokey monofilament thread which is becoming one of my favorite flosses. I'm finding that French knots are a good solution to fill in areas when I have a loss of ideas.

This took longer than expected and I had to leave out some images that I wanted, otherwise I would be working on it indefinitely.