November 2 - December 11, 2009
Uncommon Threads is a group exhibition of contemporary art which explores the potential of fabric as an artistic medium. The show highlights work which defies common conceptions surrounding fiber art, which is traditionally perceived as a craft medium. Artists working at the intersection of art and design illustrate the ways in which fabric is being used to claim a place in the realm of conventional studio arts such as sculpture and painting. An excellent example of this approach is Julie Floersch’s quilt, "Things Falls Apart," which is sculptural, yet made using traditional craft techniques. Artists range in age sex, geography, academic training and artistic paradigm, illustrating the dizzying variety of approaches being applied the same medium.
Image Credit: Julie Floersch, Things Fall Apart, 45"h x 55"w, Found denim, cotton, wool, spandex, cotton jersey & fusible interlining, 2009. Courtesy of the artist.