Posted: 23 August, 2013.
BYRDCLIFFE’S KLEINERT / JAMES CENTER FOR THE ARTS
36 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498
August 17 - September 29, 2013
Open Wednesdays thru Sundays, 12 - 6 pm (closed Mondays + Tuesdays)
WOVEN is a unique exhibition filled with visionary works of art that incorporate a weaving technique to create an object that has no utilitarian function other than to satisfy the artist's creative imperative, using a wide variety of mediums. Some works are made of natural fibers, incorporating textile technologies; other works are made of repurposed man-made or industrial materials. All together, the results are magical, even dazzling in their inventiveness, creativity, luscious imagination and skill of execution.
A few examples: wire hangers made into a mesmerizing 7-strand mobile; hooks and eyes used as a "seam" in a woven reed vase; strands of thin metal spun into a sea-foam-like textural wall hanging; colored pencils sliced and diced into brightly colored rhythmic patterns; two paintings an artist didn't like cut up into uneven strips and woven together to make an entirely new picture; thin silver and gold color aluminum wire thread intricately woven into a shimmering, ethereal cloth draped on the wall; burlap dyed luscious tones of blue and green, then ripped in the center, its’ loose strands encouraged to escape; a narrow clay vessel set on a base of glazed crisscrossed strips (like a lattice pie crust).
There are many more works of art that will surprise, amaze and delight you, created by 22 artists from around the world and the Hudson River Valley, including Hechizoo and Suzanne Tick.
This exquisite show is on a truly international level, curated by Sylvia Leonard Wolf (international art appraiser and consultant) and Tina Bromberg (award-winning designer and artist).