Ridderhof Martin Gallery
October 26- December 27, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 25, 5-8pm
Lecture: Artists Working with Experimental Methods and Materials in Fiber Art; Bruce Hoffman
Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012
This exhibition showcase work demonstrating the diverse materials and processes used in contemporary work in fiber. Fiber art involves the revival or distortion of processes associated with the traditional creation of textiles for utilitarian purposes and goes beyond the limited utilitarian origins of the genre. For contemporary fiber artists, materials include woven fabric, yarn, string, thread, synthetic fiber, and leather, in combination with a wide range of other materials such as beads, wood, feathers, metal, paper, etc. Technical processes are often used in combination and can range from conventional skills such as knitting, weaving, sewing, quilting, or embroidery to more alternative means such as gluing, stapling, or direct application of paint as well as various printmaking and hand-dying processes.