January 2, 2012

Textility: Idiosyncratic materiality at the Visual Art Center of New Jersey

To kick off the new year, I will have work  in "Textility," a big exhibition at the Visual Art Center of New Jersey that brings together 28 artists who use (or reference) fiber and cloth in their work.

Co-curators Mary Birmingham and Joanne Mattera coined the word "textility" to describe a new sensibility that they divide into three separate categories: paintings without paint (and its corollary, drawing without pencil), textiles without thread, and idiosyncratic work made with a strong focus on materiality and process. I'm looking forward to seeing this huge three-gallery survey that goes beyond "fiber art" to explore ways in which fabric, fiber, and sewing are infiltrating contemporary art practice.

Participating artists: Joell Baxter, Caroline Burton, Sharon Butler, Mary Carlson, Jennifer Cecere, Pip Culbert, Elisa D'Arrigo, Grace DeGennaro, Barbara Ellmann, Carly Glovinski, Elana Herzog, Marietta Hoferer, Nava Lubelski, Stephen Maine, Lael Marshall, Derek Melander, Sam Messenger, Sam Moyer, Lalani Nan, Aric Obrosey, Gelah Penn, Debra Ramsay, Susan Still Scott, Arlene Shechet, Susanna Starr, Leslie Wayne, Ken Weathersby and Peter Weber.

 The exhibition opens on Friday, January 13, 6-8pm.  A fully illustrated catalog that includes essays by both curators will accompany the show. The exhibition runs through April 1, 2012.

Save the date: On  Sunday, March 25, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm, join us for a talk with the artists and curators.

 Exhibition announcement.

Here's my piece that was selected for the show:  UniQlo, 2011, pigment, polymer, pencil, silver Krylon, thread, on canvas, linen and calico cotton, around 65 x 50 inches. Check out images of more work in the studio here.

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5 comments:

I was in Summit last week visiting during spring break...I went to the Met and saw the Renaissance Portrait show as well as this one. Your work looked fabulous!

Its a pitty I do live in Europe, the Nteherlands otherwise I really would visit the show.
I know Pip Culberts work. as a curator I asked her to join the line artshows in the Netherlands. See for more www.werk-in-uitvoering.com
There will be a next line art show in TETEM Enschede april-may

Hope you will take a look at my textile artworks, www.marlieslebesque-portfolio.nl

cheers

Want to see Other textilities?
www.marlieslebesque-portfolio.nl
Its a pity I live abrout.I would love to chair this show.

cheers

Hi there
More about textilities to see at www.werk-in-uitvoering.com
A traveling line art show in wich Pip Culbert will be present too.

Pip Culbert is the only one I know of this show.
She participated in the line-art show I organised in 2011 en 2012, in the Netherlands.
Take a look for more at
www.werk-in-uitvoering.com
and at my site
www.marlieslebesque-portfolio.nl

cheers

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