jUNCTURE 2: 40TH ANNIVERSARY SJMQT MEMBER'S EXHIBITION

noVEMBER 29, 2017 - JANUARY 14, 2018

pORCELLA GALLERY


Image: Paul J. Smith Photo Credit: Kate Fox

Image:

Paul J. Smith

Photo Credit: Kate Fox

A Geographical Journey: The Paul J. Smith Textile Collection

jANUARY 19 - APRIL 15, 2018

TURNER AND Gilliland galleries

Director Emeritus of the Museum of Arts and Design in NY, Paul J. Smith is most noted for his groundbreaking curatorial works in the America Studio Craft Movement. During his career, he collected traditional and ethnographic textiles during his world travels that have never been exhibited before.


WITHOUT A NET: SUSAN ELSE

January 20 - April 15, 2018

Finlayson Gallery

As a fabric sculptor, Santa Cruz-based artist Susan Else pushes the boundaries of the studio art quilt movement by integrating sound, light and motors with colorful, stitched figures. In her solo exhibition Without a Net, Else explores the theatrical awe and dark underbelly of the circus. 

 

 

Above the Boardwalk, 2007 65 x 50 x 25" Collaged and quilted cloth over armature, motorized, with audio

Above the Boardwalk, 2007

65 x 50 x 25"

Collaged and quilted cloth over armature, motorized, with audio


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Talismanic Tresses: Vien Le Wood

January 19 - April 15, 2018

Award wining British textile artist and designer, Vien Le Wood is the founder of Gold Spink Studio, a fashion embellishment concept house based in Brooklyn, New York. Vien has ten years’ experience in the fashion industry. Vien’s exhibition, Talismanic Tresses is based on her view of human hair which she believes it acts as a conductor to our higher consciousness and intuition.In this exhibition she intimately crafted, stitch-by-stitch, piece-by-piece, and layer-by-layer the act of embellishment with an artistic expression. Le Wood believes that through the process of being gifted precious hair and buying discarded hair, an energy exchange is created that sends the message of mortality.

Image: Talismanic Tresses , 2017, Staples, copper, naturally dyed mohair yarn,  tie dyed and screen printed human hair. 


Rest in Power, Trayvon, 2012  photo credit: Sara Trail Batik, silk, cotton, lace, organza Quilted and appliquéd

Rest in Power, Trayvon, 2012  photo credit: Sara Trail

Batik, silk, cotton, lace, organza

Quilted and appliquéd

generation of change: A Movement, not a moment

April 25, 2018 - july 15, 2018

Social Justice Sewing Academy’s mission is to inspire students to be aware of social injustices and turn them into leaders and organizers who believe that change can happen when they try and take action. By learning a strong foundation in sewing and textile art expression, SJSA's goal is to prepare students to solve the issues in their communities by their innovative thinking. Each quilt on display is an act of social justice, created by a teen, revealing that equality is a concern, regardless of age.