May Fiber Art Picks!
- Photo Courtesy of Kimberly Corday -
Three Squares Studio
April 28th – August 31st 2017
Pelage: Something that resembles the coat of a mammal. Kimberly Cordays’ solo exhibition displays a contemporary style of weaving that exhibits pieces reminiscent of nature. Using an array of textiles and techniques she creates misshapen organic wall hangings that she describes as, “preserved textiles of a bygone era.”
-Mitsue Hoshino Kimono, Courtesy of Nippon Club -
The Nippon Club
May 11th – 24th 2017
Hoshino uses traditional dyeing and weaving techniques to create silk kimonos that she hopes will last for generations. Bold colors are her trademark, dyed naturally using organic plants with a technique called Kasuri.
- “Every Woman” 2016 Billie Zangewa, courtesy of Afronova -
Afronova: 1:54 New York 2017
May 5th -7th 2017
A space focused on dialogue and African expression, Afronova has become an international affair since its start in 2005. Billie Zangewa will be one of many artists present. She constructs silk tapestries that are inspired by fashion illustrations and her present environment of Johannesburg, South Africa.
- ”WOW”, Terri Friedman, 2016 courtesy of Barbara Mathes Gallery -
Barbara Mathes Gallery
April 26th – June 30th 2017
An assemblage of contemporary artists who have evaded being categorized into a singular genre come together in, “Liminal Focus” at Barbara Mathes Gallery. Two artists included are Lenore Tawney and Terri Friedman. Tawney was one of the first women to redefine the idea of female craft in the 1950′s through weaving. Friedman uses her weavings as a way to continue her exploration of painting. Both women created their own direction in the world of fiber arts.
- Magdalena Abakanowicz. Yellow Abakan. 1967–58. Courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art -
Through August 13th
Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction is a vibrant and energetic display of female artistry. A diverse selection of women and genre’s came together in an overall engaging exhibition. This included the works of Ruth Asawa, Lenore Tawney, Magdalena Abakanowicz, and Sheila Hicks who utilized fiber to turn it into a new genre of craft.