My work in transit to New Mexico: 516 ARTS

We have been busy as ever making crates to send some of my work to a show I was invited to be a part of at 516 ARTS , “a museum-style gallery in Downtown Albuquerque”. ¬†Having never been to the south-west, I really wish I was traveling with it.

If you are in the area, I hope you’ll check out the show — it opens July 17th, 6-8pm and runs until September 11th, 2010. I’m most excited about the catalogue produced for the exhibit, with an essay by the most excellent Namita Wiggers of the Museum of Contemporary Craft, in Portland — a place that treated me incredibly well!

The show is called “Unraveling Tradition-Contemporary Artists working with Fiber Media”, which suits me just fine…I like tearing things apart, and rarely do I follow directions or instructions!

From their webite:

Unraveling Tradition focuses primarily on sculpture and installations, featuring the work of artists who use fabric, yarn, thread and various fiber media to create nontraditional objects and assemblages. They convey contemporary ideas and concerns, using traditional handwork techniques such as weaving, sewing, embroidery, felting, knitting and crochet. Artists from across the country include Mandy Greer, Miya Hannan, Sarah Hewitt, Beili Liu, Tristin Lowe, Yelizaveta Nersesova, Ellen Rothenberg, Valerie Roybal, Alyce Santoro, Loren Schwerd and Jerilea Zempel. This exhibition is curated by 516 ARTS, and is in conjunction with Convergence: Albuquerque 2010 the International Fiber Arts Conference (July 18-24, 2010).

**”Yellow Deer” image by Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley