AIR 5 Show


November 6 – 13, 2014

Opening Reception: November 6, 2014


Showroom Gowanus

460 Union Street

Brooklyn, NY



The work included in this show represented the culmination of nine months of hard work by seven talented residents during Textile Arts Center’s Artists in Residence program from Sept. 2013 – June 2014.


Textile Arts Center equips emerging artists and designers with the skills they need to articulate their practices and contribute to their communities. As a resource for professional development, TAC offers a rigorous Artists in Residence program combining interdisciplinary learning with a deep focus on technical and business development. Within the AIR program, residents are able to advance and elevate their work, actively pursue their career ambitions, and share their knowledge outside of the studio walls. 



The Cycle 5 Exhibiting Residents Are:


Sarah Abarbanel

Yto Barrada

Kaelyn Garcia

Zaida A. Goveo Balmaseda

Amanda Hu

Joey Korein

Chi Nguyen



AIR5 residents and mentor Jordana Martin at the AIR5 opening reception. 

(Left: Zaida A. Goveo Balmaseda, Joey Korein, Kaelyn Garcia, Yto Barrada, Amanda Hu, 

Sarah Abarbanel, Chi Nguyen and Jordana Martin)



Installation view of " common as a field daisy, and as singular..." by artist Joey Korein.



AIR5 resident Chi Nguyen reflecting on the work of Sarah Abarbanel before the opening reception. 



Zaida A. Goveo Balmaseda's piece "a s p a c e tol i v e w i t h."



Zaida A. Goveo Balmaseda's piece "a s p a c e tol i v e w i t h."



Embroidered photographs by AIR5 resident Kaelyn Garcia.



Visitors looking at the weavings of Amanda Hu and "a s p a c e tol i v e w i t h" by Zaida A. Goveo Balmaseda.



Guests and resident artists at the AIR5 opening reception on November 6, 2014. 


AIR5 resident Zaida A. Goveo Balmaseda talking with some friends at the opening reception.



AIR5 opening reception on November 6, 2014. 



Installation of "You said you were fine on nights like this" by Chi Nguyen. 



Handpsun stainless steel wool by Chi Nguyen. 





Photo Credits: Amanda Ketcham,