Interwoven: Art Meets Nature
June 25 – September 6
Artist Reception: June 25, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
This contemporary fiber exhibition is curated by Marcia Young, publisher of Fiber Art now, a fiber art periodical and community that explores the wide breath of fiber as an artistic medium. The show of virtuoso works by national artists includes nearly every form of fiber art, including weaving, felting, tapestry, needlework, basketry, handmade paper, silk painting, and book arts. Interwoven: Art Meets Nature will connect the natural world with the materials and techniques that are so familiar to all of us, in an engaging, nature-based show of contemporary fiber art and textiles.
Anastasia Azure combines ancient weaving, traditional metalsmithing, and contemporary materials to create sculpture and jewelry. Her work is hand-woven on a floor loom with metals and plastics. Her forms are inspired by the elegance of geometry and complexity of science.
She has won several awards, exhibits nationally and internationally, and her work is collected by museums.
Joyce Utting Schutter builds sculptures that employ her own unique process, starting with welding an armature, then creating a fiber substrate and spraying several layers of paper pulp to create an object that has perceived mass. She explores memory and time passage through reference to nature. Her work has appeared in many solo and juried exhibitions over the years, and has won several awards, including a two Niche awards and an SAC Award from the Society of Arts and Crafts.
Sharon McCartney, creates paintings, fiber pieces, and artist’s books that have been exhibited throughout United States, featured in more than 15 publications, and reside in over 15 private collections, including the Society of Contemporary Craft, Philadelphia, the Ringling Museum School of Art and Design, Florida, and Massachusetts College of Art. Her work conveys the everyday magic found in nature. She often incorporates totems, talismans, amulets, and icons, giving the viewer a sense of sanctuary as they experience her world.
Lanny Bergner creates fiber and sculptural basketry. They are created using industrially woven bronze, brass, aluminum and stainless steel mesh, silicone, wire and glass frit. Using only a linesman pliers and cutting shear, he employs inventive yet simple joining techniques to transform mesh into semi-transparent organic structures, vessels and geometric constructions. His work is in over 20 museum and private collections, including Museum of Art and Design New York, Fuller Craft Museum, Massachusetts, and Philadelphia Museum of Art.