The first stop was Snyderman-Works Gallery for the 8th International Fiber Biennial where the work of two of my favorite artists, Dorothy Caldwell and Jeanne Williamson, grace the walls. Sisters by Ann Coddington Rast and Plain Weave with Stripes by John Paul Morabito captivated me as well.
inside the door at Snyderman Gallery
Dorothy Caldwell, How Do We Know It's Night?
120" x 114", wax resist and silkscreen discharge on cotton with stitching and applique, 2011
Dorothy Caldwell's How Do We Know It's Night?, detail
Jeanne Williamson, The Fence as Lace VI
73" x 73", monoprinted, hand stamped, hand painted, stitched fabric, 2011
Jeanne Williamson, The Fence as Lace VI, detail
Ann Coddington Rast, sisters
6' x 7' x 6", twined linen and hand knotted netting, 2011
Ann Coddington Rast, sisters, detail 1
Ann Coddington Rast, sisters, detail 2
John Paul Morabito, Plain Weave with Stripes, detail
84" x 45", wool, weaving, burning 2009
My next stop was Wexler Gallery for their exhibit, Narrative Thread. It was there that I discovered the exquisite embroidery of Erin Endicott.
Erin Endicott, Healing Sutra #28
18" x 15.5", hand embroidery and walnut ink on antique baby dress
Erin Endicott, Healing Sutra #28, detail
In case you think this weekend is all play and no work, you should know that I left three gears happily rusting. They're working...I'm playing...and relaxing...emphasis on relaxing at the moment.