Pam and I are in Pittsburgh to see the Fiberart International exhibition.
Yesterday we visited the Society for Contemporary Craft to view part one.
Peace flags welcome visitors to Society for Contemporary Craft.
Yes. I'm the kind of fiber geek who takes photos of the signs.
I must note here that I took the photos below with permission from Society of Contemporary Craft (SOCC). While my photos represent a large portion of the work exhibited at SOCC, not all works were photographed. As you'll soon see, there is a full and detail shot of each piece with the accompanying information. Hopefully there are no typos, but if so, please let me know so they may be corrected. Enjoy!
Eszter Bornemisza, Hungary
Lung of the City 2011
dyed, reprinted newspaper, torn, thread, yarn, machine sewn
Rachel Meginnes, US
Elodie Sabardeil, France
cotton and thread on wooden chassis
Sandy Shelenberger, US
Textures 1 2012
encaustic with paper on cradled boards
Julie Abijanac, US
Disease Mapping 2012
recycled copy paper, thread, glue
Hiromi Murotani, Japan
cotton linen cloth, nylon thread, rubber thread
Janice Lessman-Moss, US
Samantha Fields, US
Triptych with 206,720 beads 2011
recovered afghan, beads, stretcher frames
Julie Sirek, US
Dissolving Dream 2012
Joomichi (felted) Korean mulberry paper
Eileen Hoffman, US
chenille pipe cleaners
gallery view...that's Pam by the way
Susan Hotchkis, UK
Ann Graham, US
Birth of a Square 2012
silk, quilted, felt backed
Patricia Mink, US
Tapia Study 2011
Lizz Aston, Canada
Antiquated Notions 3 2011
paper, free-motion embroidery, thread, burn-out
(My apologies for not having a full shot of this piece.
It was behind glass and next to impossible to photograph without glare.)
Elin Noble, US
Fugitive Pieces 9 2012
whole cloth quilt
Personal note - As I strolled through the gallery, I found myself comparing the work present to that of the work exhibited last year at FiberPhiladelpia, particularly Outside/Inside the Box. I also compared the works present to that shown at Fiberart International 2005. It may not have been fair of me to do so, but it was impossible not to.
Wondering how the comparisons faired? Well...let's just say that I left the Society for Contemporary Craft yesterday feeling very under-whelmed. That said, there were a handful of pieces that held me spellbound and restored my faith in fiber art/artists.
We're off soon to see the second part of Fiberart International 2013 at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and are hoping to be awed and amazed. Stay tuned.