“Une Expostion d’Arts Obsessionels de la Fibre”
For many decades Philadelphia has championed studio crafts boasting noted educational institutions, public and private exhibition spaces and one of the first museum supported crafts shows in the United States, founded by the Women’s
Committee of The Philadelphia Museum of Art. Through their tireless efforts, the museum has amassed an extraordinary contemporary collection. A highlight of the cities efforts was Fiber Philadelphia 2012, a citywide 4-month event showcasing 61 exhibitions dedicated to artists working with fiber materials and or techniques associated with textile design. With "Une Exposition d’Arts Obessionels de la Fibre", Gravers Lane Gallery honors the supporting institutions and the studio textile arts working today. The exhibition will comprise works by more than 40 regional, national and international artists working with or utilizing techniques associated with Studio Textile practices.
Often voiced as complex and obsessive, based in traditionally regional and often for utilitarian purposes or decorative woman’s parlor practice, the world of Studio Fiber and Textile Arts is becoming more recognized and appreciated in the Fine Art World. From the Venice Biennale to Art Basil, artists are turning the materials and techniques for a fresh means of expression. The exhibition will be hung in a Salon style paying homage to the Salon (French: Salon), or rarely Paris Salon (French: Salon de Paris [salɔ̃ də paʁi]), which began in 1667 and was the official art exhibition of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Between 1748 and 1890 it was arguably the greatest annual or biennial art event in the Western world.
Artists will include Adela Akers, Kate Anderson, Polly Barton, Pamela Becker, Sue Benner, Lanny Bergner, Mary Bero, Yvonne P. Bobrowicz, Ruth Borgenicht, Marcia Docter, Carol Eckert, Cynthia Friedman, Leslie Grigsby, Melissa Maddonni Haims, Betsy Hershberg, Pat Hickman, Bruce Hoffman, Gabriela Horvat, Jan Hopkins, Dianne K. Hricko, Lewis Knauss, Nancy Koenigsberg, June Lee, David Licata, Debora Muhl, Patricia Malarcher, Nancy Middlebrook, Anne McKenzie Nicholson, Laura Foster Nicholson, Jounghye Park, Amy Orr, Kathryn Pannepacker, Marilyn Pappas, Leslie Pontz, Jacquelyn Rice, Teresa Shields, Carol Shinn, Barbara Lee Smith, Blanka
Sperkova, Gerri Spilka, Jo Stealey, Louise Strawbridge, Barbara Straussberg *List Incomplete
The exhibition opens March 6th ,2020 and will run through April 15th, 2020.
The Public reception will take place Thursday, March 6th, 5:30-8:30 pm preceded by a private reception welcoming the Council of the George Washington University, The Textile Museum, Washington D.C.
The public reception is free.
Gallery hours are Wednesday- Saturday 10:30am to 5:00pm, Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm and by appointment.
The main gallery is handicap accessible.
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