Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Gabriela Cristu, 59" X 75," wool and cotton 

Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Gabriela Cristu,

59" X 75," wool and cotton 

 

American Tapestry Biennial (Turner and Gilliland Galleries)

January 20 - April 16, 2017

American Tapestry Biennial includes 36 tapestries, featuring artists from eight countries. The works selected for the exhibition high light the variety of artistic expression practiced today in the medium of hand woven tapestry. The pieces range from the subtle, visually complex, and even break new grounds in shape and surface texture. Tapestry's rich history and it's unique ability to render images in the tactile medium of the cloth offer contemporary artists a powerful vehicle for expressing both aesthetic and conceptual concerns.

 

Cerebral touch: Lia Cook 1980-Now (Finlayson Gallery)

January 20 - April 16, 2017

Cerebral Touch: Lia Cook 1980- Now traces Cook's artistic journey from her abstract and dimensional pieces of the 1980s; weaving inspired by Old Masters drapery from her work during the 1990s; exploration of portraiture; and finally, work completed weeks before this exhibition opens. Her latest works explore the sensuality of the woven image and the emotional connections to memories of touch and cloth. Weaving is combined with painting, photography, video and digital technology.  Importantly, is Cook’s work and exploration of the possibilities of the Jacquard Loom. In recent years, Cook has worked with neuroscientists to investigate the nature of the emotional response to woven faces by mapping these responses in the brain. Cook’s explorations, layers of meaning, and complexity in thought and design in her work, distinguish her as a world-renowned, groundbreaking artist.   

 

Positivity su Data, Lia Cook 60 x 48 inches, cotton, rayon; woven

Positivity su Data, Lia Cook

60 x 48 inches, cotton, rayon; woven

Fate Destiny and Self Determination, Line Dufour Tapestry Installation

Fate Destiny and Self Determination, Line Dufour

Tapestry Installation

 

 

 

Line Dufour: Fate Destiny and Self Determination (Hallway) 

January 20 - April 16, 2017

Line Dufour's project Fate Destiny and Self Determination is a collaborative tapestry project based in weaving and other fiber art methods propelled by social media. The project is a large web of small weavings that people all over the world have donated. Through her Facebook page, she has received submissions from 230 people from 22 countries, a true collaborative effort. Visitors will have the opportunity to make a small tapestry and contribute a small shape to this project.

 

 

Elemental Tapestry: Earth, Air, Fire and Water--

Tapestry Weavers West (Porcella Gallery)

January 20 - March 5, 2017

Members of Tapestry Weavers West interpret the classic elements in abstraction and realism, through expressive woven art.  This forceful and thoughtful exploration of volcanic hills, forest floors, and flowing rivers explodes with color and raw energy.

 

River, Take Me Along. Jan Moore, 2014, 66" x 54", Wool on cotton warp

River, Take Me Along. Jan Moore, 2014, 66" x 54", Wool on cotton warp

 

Embedded Pattern: Three Approaches

Deborah Corsini, Alex Friedman, Michael Rohde(Porcella Gallery)

March 8 - April 17, 2017

Three contemporary mid-career tapestry artists continue to develop and refine their unique approaches to the tapestry medium. One can observe specific tapestry techniques where the patterned design is intimately connected with the technical process.

 Here Today, Alex Friedman, 2013   Wool, cotton warp, spaced dyed wool, Tapestry, 72" x 54.5"  

 Here Today, Alex Friedman, 2013  
Wool, cotton warp, spaced dyed wool, Tapestry, 72" x 54.5"