Fall Textile-Art Events
Lots of fun and interesting opportunities to see fiber art took place in fall 2007. Here are some highlights:
At the biennial Innovations in Textiles 7 in St. Louis September 14–16. LEFT: Ann Coddington Rast presented an exhibition titled merging at COCA (Center of Creative Arts). RIGHT: Luanne Rimel gives a gallery talk at Ellen Curlee Gallery in connection with her exhibition Cohesion: textiles + photography.
At the London edition (October 11–14) of the Knitting and Stitching Shows sponsored by Creative Exhibitions. LEFT: Tilleke Schwarz’s distinctive style was reflected on the wall as well as in her embroidery in her exhibition. RIGHT: Clothing by Junky Styling in the Fashion Theatre. Junky Styling is featured in our January/February 2008 issue in an article about sustainable design.
LEFT: Linda Marie Young with her exhibit in the Knitting and Stitching Show Graduate Showcase. RIGHT: Felted tires by student Samantha Williams of the University of Derby.
Also in London at the Frieze Art Fair (October 11–14), textile work was among the contemporary art presented. LEFT: Cosima von Bonin’s 2007 work Straight, No Chaser, shown by Friedrich Petzel Gallery of New York. RIGHT: Jarbas Lopes’s 2006 work Série: O Debate, shown by Galeria Luisa Strina of São Paulo, Brazil.
LEFT: At the Frieze Art Fair, Erwin Wurm’s 2007 work Untitled, shown by Galerie Krinzinger of Vienna, Austria. RIGHT: After a day at the Frieze Art Fair.
At the Textile Museum’s annual fall symposium in Washington, D.C., October 19–21. LEFT: Consulting Curator for Contemporary Textiles Rebecca A. T. Stevens at the Show-and-Tell program, which offered glimpses into area private collections. RIGHT: Harold Koda, curator in charge at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, speaks with symposium attendees during a reception at the museum.
At SOFA Chicago (November 1–4). LEFT: An overview of the expo floor. RIGHT: The booth for Jane Sauer Gallery of Santa Fe. Photos: David Barnes.
LEFT: At SOFA, the booth for browngrotta arts of Wilton, Connecticut. RIGHT: Simone Pheulpin’s 2006 Soleil D’Hiver, shown by browngrotta arts. Photos: David Barnes.
LEFT: Regina Benson with her piece at SOFA Chicago. Benson was represented at SOFA by Translations Gallery of Denver. RIGHT: Victor Cassidy and Larry Goldstein in the booth for Maria Elena Kravetz gallery of Córdoba, Argentina. The work shown at left is by M. Ester Pañeda; the piece at right is by Fraser Smith and is in the booth for del Mano Gallery of Los Angeles. Photos: David Barnes.
LEFT: At SOFA, Ana Petercic, Anastasia Azure, Candace Edgerley, Ann Liddle, and Michael Rohde. Rohde’s tapestries and knotted vessels were featured in the November/December 2007 issue of Fiberarts. RIGHT: Assistant Editor Liz Good and Publisher Marilyn Murphy of Fiberarts. On November 4, Murphy gave the keynote address at a symposium on contemporary Illinois textile art sponsored by the Illinois State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (ILNMWA).