On View: September 22 through October 31
Reception: Monday, October 6, 3:00-4:30pm
Gallery Talk by Virginia Derryberry: Monday, October 6, 3:30pm
FABRICation celebrates the work of seven artists that incorporate a textile sensibility through elements of fabric and fabrication. Inspired by a rich array of historical textiles, these complex multi-part constructions are encoded by traditional handicraft to contrast our culture’s rampant media consumption with the redemptive nuance of slow work wrought by hand. Saturated with vibrant color, the luminous materiality activates the senses and counters passive visual skimming. Works range from delicate illusions to layered constructions to architectural interventions. Mixed media includes oil and acrylic paint, vintage clothing, aluminum screens, wool, silk, plastic, thread, vinyl, burlap, rug-hold, glass, recycled objects, and found fabrics. Whether painting, tapestry or construct, these works interweave sensory pleasure with repetitive process to invoke introspection and reflection.
Featured artists include Erin Castellan, Kristy Deetz, Virginia Derryberry, Reni Gower, Rachel Hayes, Susan Iverson and Natalie Smith.
Erin Castellan, Hang, 2011, Acrylic/latex paint, thread, fabric
Kristy Deetz, Relativity Veil #1, 2007, Oil on wood panels
Virginia Derryberry, Janus I, 2013, Fabric, embroidery, paint
Reni Gower, Fragments CC, 2009, Mixed media
Susan Iverson, Verdant, 2010, Wool tapestry and glass
Natalie Smith, Future Future Garden, 2013, Acrylic on cotton and canvas, found materials