I went to Harrison Avenue in Boston to attend some gallery openings, on Friday night. Since I like to post about shows with works that include fiber in them, I am pleased to report that there were quite a few pieces in three different shows. (I did not have time to visit every gallery, so there may be more works that I did not see.)
There are two very nice shows at the Bromfield Gallery through Saturday, July 26, 2008. The "Rara Avis" show hasone very large necklace-like wall piece that fits in the category of fiber, It's by my dear friend Adria Arch, and is part of her Symmetry Series. It's made of paper inkblots and string, is really quite large and textured, and should be seen in the gallery, if possible, because of its large scale.
Boston Sculptors Gallery's "New Members Show" has a number of pieces with fiber, made by a few different artists. Of note was a sculpture that had fibrous materials sort of nesting the main piece, three pieces by one artist that had small pieces of fabric with photo transfers, and a piece (I absolutely loved) that consisted of red bicycle hooks that were screwed in the wall with rubbery fish-like skeletons draped over the hooks. I apologize for not having enough time to write down the names of the artists and their pieces. The gallery was pretty crowded, and my time was short. This show well worth seeing, and is open until August 1, 2008.
Nancy Crasco has a textile piece in a show called "a politic", at Gallery XIV Boston. The art and political themes were quite interesting. This show is up until October 4, 2008. There's a partial review of the show on Artscope online. The full review can be read by anyone local to Boston, by picking up a free copy of the July/August 2008 issue of Artscope Magazine.