Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Art with Fiber - on exhibit at Mass MoCA

On exhibit at Mass MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art).....

In the show Spencer Finch: What Time Is It on the Sun?, there are two fiber pieces. One is called "Grey Effect", 1995, that is nylon which was dyed and sewn. There is another piece called "Sunlight in an Empty Room (Passing Cloud for Emily Dickinson, Amherst, MA, August 28, 2004)", 2004, which is created with a mass of translucent blue, gray, and violet filters that are held together with clothes pins and monofilament. (You can see this piece on the Mass MOCA link.) This show is open from May 26, 2007 through Spring 2008.

Also there is another show called The Believers, which also has two fiber pieces, by two different artists. One is by the Icelandic Love Corporation (ILC), called "Circus Tent for Two", 2004, which is a handmade linen tent. The other piece is by Yoshua Okón and Fritz Haeg called "Plan B: Geodesic Dome", 2007. It is a tent like structure covered with fabric, that also includes graphic paper pieces hanging inside. The show is open from April 7, 2007 through Spring 2008.

The show Made at MASS MoCA, is a show worth reading about, and pondering. The New York Times and Boston Globe have had many interesting articles about it, as have other publications. While the show is not a fiber show at all, I must note that the work is covered with many yellow tarps, and yards and yards of burlap. Anyone with a dust mite allergy should be advised to be careful.