Tuesday, December 15, 2009

thread baring.

Another awesome exhibit featuring thread and the fiber arts: Thread Baring: A Portrayal of Masculinity One Stitch at a Time at the The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Union Art Gallery.

This exhibit features a number of well know male artists that work with knitting, embroidery, and fibers. A slew of the artists have been featured here and a few definitely need to be.

The press release states:
...looks at masculinity as represented by male artists working in forms and mediums often considered to be the domain of women. Using materials like thread, yarn and felt in practices like weaving, knitting and embroidery, these visually...works aim to challenge preconceptions about the subject and forms of men's art. With a literal construction of masculinity, these fiber artists present contrasts meant to perplex and intrigue.

I like the clever way Dave Cole his giant scale work of knitting the American flag.

You can see pictures from the exhibit here.
Artists include : Youn Woo Chaa, Robert Conger, Angelo Filomeno, Craig Fisher, Kent Henricksen, Mark Newport, Chris Niver, Adam Parker Smith, Paul Villinski, Dave Cole, Michael Brennand- Wood, and Rob Wynne


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