Karen Rips, my collaborating partner will be attending the artist reception March 12th. Our show will continue through April 25th. Hope you can get to Princeton's Brain & Spine Care Center to see our work and meet Karen.
Just got back from a quick trip to Chandler, AZ where my florals are on display at the Vision Gallery. It was so thrilling to see so many of my pieces together so beautifully displayed. Eric Faulhaber, the director, and his crew did a grand job of hanging not only my show, but at the same time hung the show in the Chandler Center for the Arts, ARTrageous XVIII.
Both shows will be showing until January 18th. Hope you can drop by.
Flora: Paintings in Fiber will be showing at the Vision Gallery in Chandler in Arizona,
starting Nov. 1st, next Friday.
It's a great opportunity and the surprising thing is that it opens right after Karen Rips & my show of body imaging, A View Within. And the reception coincides with the reception of ArtQuilts Year XVIII, ARTrageous, in the larger Chandler Gallery.
I'm looking forward to seeing most of my florals all together in such a wonderful setting. I feel so lucky to have this opportunity.
Hope you can make it! It will be great to see you there!
Karen's husband, Ted, took much better photos so I'm borrowing a few. This view gives you an idea of how wonderfully our show flows. Eric Faulhaber, the coordinator & his staff did a great job of layout, lighting and hanging.
Karen & I are posing with Eric. He and the board of Vision Gallery, should be commended in being one of the few venues that make a concerted effort to present and promote fiber art.
This is a shot of the largest space, showing some of our first work. Vision Gallery also carries some incredible sculpture, ceramic, glass works and jewelry. The placement of these pieces really enhanced our work, matching color and often shape.
It is such an honor to have our debut at Chandler's Vision Gallery and so thrilling to see our work all together in a gallery setting. We hope it arouses interest in Chandler and surrounding areas and the fiber community.
Most of the shots were taken Friday morning but here's a shot taken during the reception.
I'll post more photos later in the week. I hope you get a chance to see it before it closes Oct. 26th. For those on the East Coast, we will be having a show in November at Gallery ArtTimes Two in Princeton, New Jersey. Here's some information about that show:
I just got back from a quick trip to the Vision Gallery in Chandler, AZ, where Karen Rips & I debuted our new body of work, A View Within. It was an exciting weekend and something I'm still processing.
But before I share our incredible experience, I'd like to talk a little bit about the Vision Gallery and their director, Eric Faulhaber. Eric has been a great promoter and champion of fiber arts for a long time and Vision Gallery has been home for an art quilt exhibition for 18 years. This year's exhibition, Art Quilts: XVIII, ARTrageous Art Quilts runs November 1 through January 18, 2014.
Eric and his board bring many fiber shows to the Chandler community and continue to be important figures promoting fiber arts. As fiber artists, we are especially grateful for the opportunity to present our diverse, interesting, ever changing world. Fiber venues are rare in our nation, unfortunately, and having the opportunity to be apart of Vision Gallery's fiber presentations is a great honor.
If you're not familiar with our work, Karen abstracts the image and I present a representational view.
Side of Head.
Lynn's Spine III, Frieda and Backache
Vision Gallery is a beautiful gallery featuring highly skilled artists and craftsmen, presenting ceramics, glass, metal sculpture, jewelry, and of course, fiber. The staff, Sherry, Paula, and Justin are friendly and helpful and director Eric created a magnificent presentation with our work. We are so pleased with the placement, lighting and flow. We couldn't have asked for a better debut for our body of work, A View Within.
I hope you get a chance to visit Vision Gallery and experience it for yourself. Our show will be running through Oct. 26th.
Recently I traveled to Southern California to combine my pieces with Karen Rips' work, my friend & collaborator for our show, Interpreting Body Imagery with Fiber at the Vision Gallery in Chandler, AZ this September.
It was so great to see our body of work all together on Karen's table! We had worked for almost 2 years developing our pieces and it was so gratifying to see them. As our collaboration progressed, our work grew in complexity and diversity.
And as our collaboration continues, so does our experimentation. Karen continues to push the envelops of discharge, overdyeing, shibori, and texture creating processes through shrinkage and manipulation. Check out Karen's blog, Fiberart Musings.
I'm experimenting with different stitching substrates to create work capable of hanging off the wall, in 2D and 3D presentations. Currently, I'm working on 14 MRI slices stitched onto screening, which I'll talk more about in future posts.
This is a very short post, but thought you might enjoy seeing an article by Brenna Barks of Wornthrough about the current show, Milestones: Textiles of Transition, at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. It's running until the 21st.
Hope you get a chance to see the show--it's quite a diverse collection of works.