...or tries to...

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Fiber Optics

There's a fiber arcadia at 1310 Gallery in Sailboat Bend. Curated by artist Lisa Rockford, Fiber Optics is truly a trip through the looking glass, the world interpreted by and seen through the eyes of artists obsessed and deeply in love with fiber in all its forms and methods. I am honored and proud to be a part of it, to be included in this unconventional world where the artists, to quote Lisa:

There's my Climb, Cling, and Drift Away

and Preoccupation

Tasha Lewis, (foreground), Purple Branch

Jee Park, (background), Growth, and Maya Schonenberger, (left wall), Magical Garden

Melissa Bush, Home Sweet Home (detail, two of three)

Aurora Molina, Oecophylla smaragdina (weaver ants)

Jesse Harrod, Bush

Regina Jestrow, Umbrella Algae

Kristina Thalin, Web of Foundlings

Georgeta Fondos, Moonlight

Kate Kretz, Heart Center

Roxana Josefina Martinez, Untitled

Karina Pais, Foldables, (detail)

Carlos Alejandro, 90 miles of yarn

Martin Casuso, (wall), Mirrors

Kevin Curry, Housewarming

Karelle Levy, Patch

(installation and performance in the elevator)

Belaxis Buil performing Being Grounded

Eurydice Kamiselli, (wall), Bathers
Martin Casuso, (column), Column-Encased

I beg forgiveness for those I did not get a chance to photograph, opening nights tilt and spin...

Fiber Optics at 1310 Gallery



Old Fashion Halloween said...

Amazing! Thank you for sharing. Wish I could see it in person.

Daydreamer said...

Wow, Amy!!! What a lot to see! So Diverse... and yet with a common "thread" ... I LOVE the Housewarming... and Your Climb, Cling and Drift Away... It must be fascinating to be able to see all these pieces up close and all in relationship with each other! I am sure that every time you turn around you would see something more... and different angles of the same things! And the juxtapositions would shift too...

Amy Gross said...

Old Fashioned Halloween, it is an amazing journey, I wish you could see it up close!

Betsy, I think I love being part of the fiber world because of it's diversity-it encourages re-use, and thinking about the past and present in ways that use the familiar in very unfamiliar ways. And yes, you're absolutely right, it's not just a show of individual pieces, but of juxtapositions, as in actual life--beautifully said, B.