This exhibit opens today and the reception is next Saturday, April 8, from 5-7 pm with an artists talk at 6:30 pm. I am so bummed that I cannot make it as the group of artists is a stellar collection of people. I have a very strong feeling that it is going to be a great show. For those of you near Boston please do stop by and let me know what you think.
I am hoping to make it up to see the exhibit before it comes down.
Drawing in Thread: Contemporary Embroidery
3.30 – 5.2.2010
Reception 4.8 Th 5 – 7:30pm
Galley Talk at 6:30pm on 4.8
Traditionally, embroidery is a decorative embellishment made with a needle and thread on textiles. This exciting exhibition includes the work of 19 contemporary artists who push the boundaries of the traditional meaning of embroidery. Traditional and non traditional techniques of embroidery are used to explore historical, political, personal and humorous iconographies. Works include a bounty of color and line as found in drawn landscapes, Miro like paintings and wall and floor installations held together in space by thread. These artists offer an exciting new vision of embroidery. Curated by John Tricomi and Kathleen Driscoll.
The artists include:Annie Aaube, Bren Ahearn, Deborah Slabeck Baker, Emily Barletta, Corrine Bayraktaroglu, Adrea Dezso, Katy Helman, Takashi Iwasaki, Anna Keck, Joetta Maue, Michael Aaron McAllister, Elaine McBride, Chris Niver, Mariyln Pappas, Marjorie Puryear, Shannon Rankin, Richard Saja, Jodi Stevens, John Tricom