March 27, 2012

Three Shows at Crane Arts building for FiberPhiladelphia 2012

This weekend, I gallery sat for FiberPhiladelphia's "Outside/Inside the Box" and "Distinguished Educators" shows in the Crane Arts building in northeast Philadelphia. I have a small "Woven Construction" study in the Launch 102 show next door. (in the column all the way on the left, the center row) The shows are open until April 12th.

Outside/Inside the Box is very well curated, and I have a few favorite pieces already. It's really nice to be able to sit and be amongst the art- it gives me plenty of time to take it all in.

One piece I enjoy a lot is "Sagging Ellipse (after Richard Serra)" by Rachel Mica Weiss, a huge hand woven and knotted sisal rope cave/tent/growth/structure strung up from the ceiling. It gives me a similar feeling to Ursula von Rydingsvard's work (which I adore for its material, scale, relation to the size of the human body...)

And Susan Iverson's "Winter Walk". Beautiful tapestry woven wool and glass. (I also love the "Verdant" piece on her website!)

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