Friday, August 19, 2011

Mark you calanders....

Hey, don't I know a lot of these artists!!!!! Awesome.


in - organic

Sixteen artists from across the U.S. bring the Capital Region a unique twist to textile art

Opening Reception: Friday, August 26, 2011 from 5 to 9 pm

Featuring the work of

Bren Ahearn

Jennifer Andrews

Keith W. Bentley

Ali Della Bitta

Lindsay Chandler

Ben Cuevas

Sage Dawson

Sierra Furtwangler

Tod Hensley

Sara Jones

Aaron McIntosh

Morgan Gesell Milders

Hang Nguyen

Sonya Philip

Cathryn Sugg

Drew Testa

in - organic showcases how fiber has become a dominant medium of choice by artists across the country. With innovative adaptations to historically rich techniques and materials, these sixteen artists are invigorating these mediums with new perspectives and applications. in - organic includes a range of works that integrate fiber with painting, sculpture, drawing, assemblage/collage, and installation, while addressing topics that range from the body to politics, memories to the environment. These textile works -- previously allocated to the periphery of artistic dialogue as kitsch, craft, or hobby art -- are gaining recognition with a captivating energy that is recontextualizing traditional notions of “craft.” The exhibition draws work from coast to coast, including California, Montana, Texas, Georgia, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New York.

in - organic was curated by area artist Jennifer Hunold, whose fiber works and drawings have been exhibited locally at Saratoga Arts, Albany Center Gallery, and University Art Museum, and at the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn.

What: in - organic

Opening Reception: Friday, August 26, 2011 from 5 to 9 pm

When: August 26 through September 16, 2011

Where: Collar Works, 444 River Street, 3rd Floor, Troy, NY 12180

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Collar Works is an art space dedicated to the support of emerging and under-represented artists working in any media, exhibiting culturally relevant contemporary artworks.

All events are free and open to the public. Otherwise Collar Works is currently open by appointment only.

Image credit: Lindsay Chandler, Central Landfill, Smithfield, Rhode Island

1 comment:

Jen Hunold said...

Thanks for sharing Joetta!!