FABRICation

On view in the Clinton Adams Gallery
June 17 – July 30, 2016
with an opening reception, Friday, June 17, 6 – 8 pm

Co-curated by Reni Gower, professor in the Painting and Printmaking Department at Virginia Commonwealth University and Kristy Deetz, professor in the Art Discipline at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

FABRICation features seven artists (Erin Castellan, Kristy Deetz, Virginia Derryberry, Reni Gower, Rachel Hayes, Susan Iverson and Natalie Smith) who incorporate a textile sensibility in their artwork through elements of fabric and fabrication.

Gower stated, “The exhibition was inspired by a rich array of historical textiles from drapery to quilt. As such, the complex, multi-part works contrast our culture’s rampant media consumption with the redemptive nuance of slow work wrought by hand. Individual works range from delicate illusions to layered constructions to architectural interventions. Using a variety of materials that range from oil and acrylic paint, yarn, vintage clothing, aluminum screens, wool, silk, plastic, thread, vinyl, burlap, rug-hold, glass, recycled objects, and found fabrics, the artists interweave sensory pleasure with repetitive process to invoke introspection and reflection.”

Funding for FABRICation was made possible in part by Virginia Commonwealth University, VCUarts, and the Painting and Printmaking Department.

Virginia Derryberry, Janus I, 2013, 96” x 66”, Fabric, embroidery, paint

Virginia Derryberry, Janus I, 2013, 96” x 66”, Fabric, embroidery, paint

Reni Gower, Fragments: Encircled, 2013, 62” x 65”, Mixed Media

Reni Gower, Fragments: Encircled, 2013, 62” x 65”, Mixed Media

Natalie Smith, Coming True, 2012, 42” x 92”, Acrylic on cotton and plastic, permanent marker

Natalie Smith, Coming True, 2012, 42” x 92”, Acrylic on cotton and plastic, permanent marker

Susan Iverson, Verdant, 2010, 51” x 88” x 6", Wool tapestry and glass

Susan Iverson, Verdant, 2010, 51” x 88” x 6″, Wool tapestry and glass

Main Image:
Kristy Deetz, Relativity Veil #2, 2007, 40” x 74” x 2”, Oil on wood panels

 

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