Monday, January 5, 2009

On Exhibit - Mixed Media Fiber Art

Mixed Media Fiber Art, is on exhibit at the Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA, January 7 - March 1, 2009. Talk by Guest Curator Jeanne Williamson (me) will be on February 7 at 4pm, followed by a reception 5-7pm.

"Mixed Media Fiber Art is a contemporary show that includes still lifes, landscapes, interiors, and portraits, by thirteen artists who work with fiber. The artist's work in a variety of styles, including abstraction, pointillism, and realism, and their mixed media techniques include collage, printmaking, painting, dyeing, stitching, and some traditional fiber techniques such as piecing, appliqué and reverse appliqué."

The artists included in the show are: Linda Levin (Wayland MA), Merill Comeau (Concord, MA), Dominie Nash (Bethesda, MD), Elizabeth Barton (Athens, GA), Linda Colsh (Belguim), Lori Lupe Pelish (Niskayuna, NY), Deidre Adams (Littleton, CO), Lisa Call (Denver, CO), Angela Moll (Santa Barbara, CA), Barbara Watler (Hollywood, FL), Patricia Mink (Johnson CIty, TN), Barb Wills (Presoctt, AZ), and me, Jeanne Williamson (Natick, MA).

As guest curator, I chose the artists in the show because I wanted to exhibit a range of contemporary fiber art that incorporated many different styles and techniques. "Mixed Media Fiber Art" is my fiber art version of fantasy football. I admire the work of all of these artists, and I'm glad that I was able to include them in this show. If I had not had a space limitation, there are a number of additional artists I would have invited. When I was planning this show, some of the artists I spoke to had work that was well over 40" wide, and I unfortunately could not include them. Hopefully I'll have other opportunities to curate, because I've enjoyed this process very much.

The piece at the top of this post is Orange Construction Fence Series #54, which is my piece that's in this exhibit.