feeling a little quiet and introspective over here. not sure what to really post about - but i do have this news:
i'm in this show in milwaukee. i wish i could go and check it out - because as is always the case with thread - you need to see it to really get it.... the list of participating artists is pretty darn incredible. go ahead and get lost in those links.... and here's a link to install shots
if anyone is in the milwaukee area and goes - i'd love to know what you think. there's an opening reception on the 31st....
curated by Faythe Levine [of Handmade Nation documentary fame]
more info: devotiontothread.blogspot.com
720 E. Locust Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212
414. 263. 5001
Chris Niver, Milwaukee, WI, www.huggettandniver.com
Diem Chau, Seattle, WA, www.diemchau.com
Emily Eibel, Brooklyn, NY, www.emilyeibel.com
Jenny Hart, Austin, TX, www.jennyhart.net
Kate Bingman-Burt, Mississippi State, MS, www.obsessiveconsumption.com
Kristin Loffer Theiss, Mount Vernon, WA, www.kltworks.com
Melissa Woods, Columbus, OH, www.flickr.com/photos/melissavogleywoods/sets/72157603328...
Merrliee Challis, Birmingham, AL, www.manmadebrain.com/merilka/
Orly Cogan, NY, NY, www.orlycogan.com
Pippi Zornoza, Providence, RI, www.dirtpalace.org
Rebecca Schoenecker, Chicago, IL, www.RebeccaSchoenecker.com
Shannon Rankin, Maine, www.selflesh.etsy.com
Steve Macdonald, San Francisco, CA, www.ramblinworker.com
Xander Marro, Providence, RI, www.dirtpalace.org
When I received my February/March American Craft Magazine there was a statement in reference to fiber artist Lenore Tawney talking about her "Devotion To Thread". It struck me as the perfect title for the upcoming show I was putting together for Woodland Pattern that would focus on artists working with components of "handcraft". I am pleased to bring together 15 artists from Milwaukee to New York, Alabama to California, that all work in a variety of mediums and methods, with the common "thread" of thread in their work.
My hope for this show is that the viewer will not only walks away with a new appreciation of using hand and machine embroidery, sewing, needlework, and handcraft within art, but will also feel inspired to go home and create. I am honored to be working with such a creatively diverse group of artists that are at varying degrees within their artistic careers willing to come together and celebrate their devotion to what ties them together, thread.
Limited Catalog Available:
A complimentary limited edition, hand assembled (paper, wooden spool, hand stamped) catalog (edition of 300 pieces) will be available while they last to gallery guests. The catalog will be designed and assembled by curator Faythe Levine as a way to commemorate this show and Woodland Pattern's commitment to bringing new work to Milwaukee.