Drawing In Thread : Contemporary Embroidery
Drawing in Thread: Contemporary Embroidery
3.30 – 5.2.2010
Reception 4.8 Th 5 – 7:30pm
Galley Talk at 6:30pm on 4.8
Traditionally, embroidery is a decorative embellishment made with a needle and thread on textiles. This exciting exhibition includes the work of 19 contemporary artists who push the boundaries of the traditional meaning of embroidery. Traditional and non traditional techniques of embroidery are used to explore historical, political, personal and humorous iconographies. Works include a bounty of color and line as found in drawn landscapes, Miro like paintings and wall and floor installations held together in space by thread. These artists offer an exciting new vision of embroidery. Curated by John Tricomi and Kathleen Driscoll.
Artists include; Annie Aube, Bren Ahearn, Deborah Slabeck Baker, Emily Barletta, Corrine Bayraktaroglu, Andrea Dezso, Katy Helman, Takashi Iwasaki, Anna Keck, Joetta Maue, Michael Aaron McAllister, Elaine McBride, Chris Niver, Marilyn Pappas, Marjorie Durko Puryear, Shannon Rankin, Richard Saja, Jodi Stevens, John Tricomi
Takashi Iwasaki, Pinapinatamashiihasukozuchi,2009, Hand embroidered on fabric, 18x18.1.5"
Links to artists websites:http://www.annieaube.com/ http://www.brenahearn.com/brenahearn/home.html http://emilybarletta.com/home.html http://jafabrit.blogspot.com/ http://a.parsons.edu/~dezsoa/ http://www.haystack-mtn.org/KatyHelman_ArtistStatement.pdf.pdf http://www.bangordailynews.com/detail/105778.html http://www.takashiiwasaki.info/ http://annakeck.wordpress.com/ http://www.joettamaue.com/ http://michaelaaronmcallister.com/ http://layersofmeaning.org/wp/?p=32 http://www.huggettandniver.com/ http://www.marilynpappas.com/Site/Home.html http://www.umassd.edu/cvpa/faculty/marjorie_puryear/faculty-bio-bfa.cfm http://www.massculturalcouncil.org/gallery/artistDetail.asp?App=20072402 http://artistshannonrankin.com/home.html http://historically-inaccurate.blogspot.com/ http://www.fiberarts.com/back_issues/November-December-2009/2009-student-showcase.asp http://www.mountida.edu/sp.cfm?pageid=313&id=248 http://www.brickbottomartists.com/artist/192
Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Sunday Closed.