Materiality & Method: A Small Works Fiber Show

Please join us on Sunday, September 8th from 4 - 6 pm for the opening reception of Materiality & Method a small works fiber show organized by Textile Arts Los Angeles in conjunction with Textile Month in September 2019. The exhibition will be on view at Daniella Carter’s architectural studio Pretty Smart in Long Beach, CA, through Saturday, October 5th, 2019.

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Fiber is a fluid medium that allows artists to approach their work in many ways. This exhibition focuses on the intersection of process and material, and how every artist addresses these ideas in their work. Featuring artists’ work that uses innovative methods that manipulate, re-imagine and transcend our understanding of material.

Renae is pleased to be showing a wall sculpture entitled “The Noise Got Too Loud” made with cheesecloth, sodium chloride, dead sea salts, cardboard, and resin alongside a group of featured textile artists: Peggy Weidemann, Carlyn Clark, Sandy Abrams, Eva Rabin, Susan Maddux, Michael Rohde, Gwen Samuels, Polly Giacchina, Penny Collins, Joanna Stott, Lydia Tjioe Hall, Elise Vazelakis, Anne M Bray, Tamara Tolkin, Anna Zinsmeister, Dellis Frank, Barbara Klare, Claudia Zhao, Jamia Weir, and Brittany Wittman McLaughlin.

The Noise Got Too Loud. 10”W x 9”L x 3.5”D. Cheesecloth, sodium chloride, dead sea salts, cardboard, resin (2019).

The Noise Got Too Loud. 10”W x 9”L x 3.5”D. Cheesecloth, sodium chloride, dead sea salts, cardboard, resin (2019).

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"Paper is Part of the Picture" at The Anderson Gallery

Paper is Part of the Picture

Join us on Friday, Feb. 2, from 5-7pm for the public reception for Paper is Part of the Picture: Contemporary Paper and Book Arts.

Curated by Drake University’s Sarah McCoy, Paper is Part of the Picture explores the different substrates, approaches, materiality and meanings revealed through artists’ interactions on and with paper.

This exhibit features artwork made of or on paper by artists from across the US.  Join us at the public reception Friday, Feb. 2, 5-7pm or visit the gallery during regular hours!  Tues – Sundaynoon-4pm.

Participating artists include:

Joanna Anos (Chicago, IL)
Penelope Anstruther (Oakland, CA)
Renae Barnard (Los Angeles, CA)
Jessica Barness (Kent, OH)
Melanie Bohrer (Chicago, IL)
Ben Calvert (Villa Park, IL)
John Chang (Pasadena, CA)
Sage Dawson (St. Louis, MO)
Cristina deAlmeida (Bellingham, WA)
Andrew DeCaen (Denton, TX)
Sue Carrie Drummond (Jackson, MS)
Erin Elizabeth (Chicago, IL)
Maureen Fritchen (Racine, WI)
Tatiana Ginsberg (Brooklyn, NY)
Reni Gower (Mechanicsville, VA)
Jessie Horning (Columbus, OH)
Andrew Huot (Montrose, GA)
Peggy Johnston (Des Moines, IA)
DongKyu Kim (Fort Lee, NJ)
Lenka Konopasek (Salt Lake City, UT)
Karen Kunc (Lincoln, NE)
Jihae Kwon (Laie, HI)
Laurie LeBreton (Chicago, IL)
Amy Leners (Chicago, IL)
Erin Mickelson (Santa Fe, NM)
Lisa Miles (Cleveland, OH)
Zeinab Saab (DeKalb, IL)
Michael Scheef (Papillion, NE)
Tess Mosko Scherer (Peoria, AZ)
Christian Schmit (Lakeside Park, KY)
Maria Welch (Brandon, MS)

See more photos from the exhibition here: Paper is Part of the Picture