Wednesday, February 9, 2011

the content of softness...

Lauren DiCioccio

I wish I could head over and see this show:

The Mysterious Content of Softness
February 4 - June 26, 2011
Bellevue Arts Musuem

Miller & Shellabarger

Bringing together 11 national and international artists, The Mysterious Content of Softness is an exploration of the transformative power of fiber and its connection to the human body. Fiber techniques such as knitting, loom-weaving and crochet have long helped us to fashion personal identity, whether through the clothing we wear or our cultural traditions. In fact, the very nature of fiber – sometimes soft and flexible, while at other times rough and rigid – carries with it a unique metaphor for what it means to be human. It is these mysteriously soft, yet enduring qualities – the ability to adapt and shape – which gives fiber its immense potential for addressing who we are and for capturing the open-ended fluidity of life. The exhibition's title is inspired by Polish sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz, whose enormous fiber sculptures made her one of the most celebrated artists of our time.

Featured artists include: Diem Chau, Lauren DiCioccio, Angela Ellsworth, James Gobel, Angela Hennessy, Rock Hushka, Lisa Kellner, Miller & Shellabarger, Lacey Jane Roberts, Jeremy Sanders and Nathan Vincent.

Most all of the artists in the exhibit have been featured over here at the blog house, click the links above to see what I wrote. The other artists are obviously ones that need to be featured here to look forward to that.

You can get all the info on the show here.

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