EXCELLENCE IN FIBERS, IN COLLABORATION WITH FIBER ART NOW MAGAZINE

OCTOBER 19, 2018 - JANUARY 13, 2019

TURNER AND GILLILAND GALLERIES

Fiber Art Now Magazine highlights innovative, contemporary textile art in the Excellence in Fibers issue. An exhibition of the same name, the work shows current trends in the categories of vessel forms/ basketry, installation, wall/ floor works, sculptural works, and wearables.

 

  (Hi)Stories Uncovered   Ali Ferguson Print & hand stitching on domestic textiles and vintage garments

(Hi)Stories Uncovered
Ali Ferguson
Print & hand stitching on domestic textiles and vintage garments


  Empty Void 22,  2018 Artist's hair, Acrylic medium on panel

Empty Void 22, 2018
Artist's hair, Acrylic medium on panel

SEEING THE THRESHOLD: JAYOUNG YOON

OCTOBER 19, 2018 - JANUARY 13, 2019

HALLWAY GALLERY

Born in Korea, Jayoung Yoon is a New York based artist known for using human hair in her art. She focuses on using hair as a medium for exploring systems of thought, perception and sensations of the body. Her use of hair connects the viewer’s visual perception of the work to the physical form of the body. Her creations of 2 dimensional work, of both woven forms and geometric shapes, represent the limbo between conscious and unconscious states.

 


SUTURE AND STITCH: MARK NEWPORT

OCTOBER 19, 2018 - JANUARY 13, 2019

FINLAYSON GALLERY

For Mark Newport, textile and skin are intimately connected. Physical proximity causes sweat and strength, dirt and fear, love and cologne to move from flesh to cloth indiscriminately. While cloth protects skin, either can be cut or torn. Stitches are the means to aid healing and measure the intensity of the wound. 

These works begin by cutting a hole into the cloth. The hole is then filled by weaving with needle and thread. The repairs are made using traditional textile darning and mending techniques learned from studying European and American mending samplers. Whether the area of repair is immediately visible or camouflaged, mending holes leaves a scar that speaks of vulnerability, intimacy, and futility.

 Mark Newport  Redress 4,  2017 Embroidery on cotton

Mark Newport
Redress 4, 2017
Embroidery on cotton


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Hey, Are you Free?
Solo Exhibition: Wu Yu Jung
New Terrains: Migration and Mobility Project

November 28 - January 13, 2019

Porcella Gallery

Wu Yu Jung’s Solo Exhibition depicts mended cloth as metaphor for how clothing shapes the identity of the wearer, but also reveals our histories, scars and growth. Her exhibition will document the participants of the mended clothing through artifact, video and photograph, and feature the artist’s experience of visiting her Sister City of San Jose.