Monday, January 7, 2013

On Exhibit - Cotton

The Fence As Lace #4 and The Fence As Lace #7 are both on exhibit in Cotton, at Fountain Street Fine Art in Framingham, MA, through January 27, 2013. The Opening Reception is Saturday, January 12 from 5-7pm. If you can come, I’d love to see you there.

Cotton was juried by Joanne Mattera. Joanne is a New York-based studio artist, who is the founder/director of the International Encaustic Conference, and she is also the author of the Joanne Mattera Art Blog.

In addition to choosing the work for the show, Joanne also wrote an essay entitles Cottoning to a Second Anniversary Theme. Here's what she said about my work:

"Jeanne Williamson’s The Fence as Lace #4 is the largest work in the show. Well over eight feet long and made of stiffened fabric, it asks us to see the handmade in an entirely different scale. A second Williamson work wraps around a column, flatness assuming dimension and totemic stature. There’s a symmetry between Williamson’s wrapped column and Joe Carpineto’s seven-foot columnar frame, Piecework, which evokes the New England weaving mills that helped build the economy of New England."

In my 20+ years of exhibiting my work, this is probably the first fiber show I've exhibited in where all of the work is about fiber, and not necessarily made of fiber. I find that refreshing.

I’ll take pictures of the show ASAP and post them shortly. If you can't make it to the Gallery, you can see all of the work in the show online.

Shown at the top: The Fence As Lace #4,
 mixed media on stiffened fabric,
 49" x 113",

Shown above: The Fence As Lace #7, mixed media on stiffened fabric, 48" x 103" before wrapped around a column, 2011