FIBREoptiks

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works in fibre

March 3 – 26, 2017
Opening Reception Friday March 3, 7 – 9:30pm

FIBREoptiks, invitation Kathy COPE
Gillian CREIGHTON
Nancy Arbuthnot JOHNSON
Pam NORMAN
Marla PANKO
Karen THIESSEN
Elizabeth TOEWS

FIBREoptiks presents some of the alternative methods being explored by artists working within the medium of fibre in contemporary art. Traditional methods such as embroidery, quilting, fabric printing, hand sewing, and applique are referenced – however the work included in this exhibition is firmly rooted outside the realm of functional craft. Tactile surfaces, the juxtaposition of materials, and specific colour strategies are shared concerns, while unusual formats incorporating fibre into sculpture and painting are also investigated.

Hamilton Spectator review by Regina Haggo “Textile work celebrates the art and the craft”