Friday, August 29, 2014

Body Conscious: A glance at the opening

Our opening was a huge success thanks to the support of the featured artists and craft community. Fiber artists Ellen Schinderman and Luke Haynes presented talks about their practice and the interesting trajectory of their careers. Both arrived at their careers unexpectedly: Ellen was working as a performer and writer when she discovered the infinite possibilities of embroidery; Luke earned his degree in architecture and ultimately discovered the communicative power of the quilt.

Thanks again to Luke and Ellen for sharing your life and work with us!

Ellen sharing the artwork that launched her into embroidering pornographic imagery and challenging tropes of sexuality and gender identity.

Luke showing a detail from one of his quilt portraits

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Body Conscious: A fiber show at Craft in America Center

Today is the opening of Craft in America Center's contemporary fiber show, Body Conscious: Southern California Fiber. Featuring nine artists operating in and around the framework of the human body, this exhibition ventures to capture the aura of fiber art in Southern California, as well as to chart the region's potential impact on the craft.

We are thrilled to have Miyoshi Barosh's site-specific installation in our window— a whimsical group of legs made from machine-knitted found sweaters, polyester and cotton filling. Her work is not only 
inescapably cheerful, but an achievement both technically and conceptually. We welcome you to visit the Center to see her work along with other examples of some of the most exciting work in fiber today.