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10th Wave III: Multiple Exhibits and a Catalog
Explore Global Art Textiles and Fiber Sculpture

10th wave III PR Norma Minkowitz Child of the Night Jo Barker Drift           Child of the Night by Norma Minkowitz                                                                                                 Drift by Jo Barker

Wilton, CT, Aug 01, 2009. In October and November 2009, browngrotta arts will present The 10th Wave III, a multi-part examination of contemporary international art textiles and fiber sculpture. The 10th Wave III will present the work of more than 70 artists to be viewed in person, online and in print.

This comprehensive examination of the field will begin on October 9, 2009 at The 10th Wave III: In Person, an exhibition at Artifact Design Group in Wilton, Connecticut, that will extend until November 28, 2009. A major internet exhibit, The 10th Wave III: Online, will follow at on October 12th, Work from both exhibitions will be documented in a full-color catalog to be published in October, The 10th Wave III: In Print.

“Art textile and fiber sculpture have surged in popularity in the last decade,” explains Tom Grotta, president of browngrotta arts. “Attendance at recent tapestry, knitting, quilt and embroidery exhibits at the Metropolitan, the Museum of Arts and Design and the Whitney has been record breaking, The 10th Wave III will offer a comprehensive view of this medium, through the work of a large group of accomplished artists, at a time when the movement has achieved critical and popular acclaim.”

The name refers to a theory that waves come in series, increasing in size until the tenth and largest wave crests, and then the series begins again. The 10th Wave I and II were major survey exhibitions and catalogs produced by browngrotta arts in the 90s. Ten years ago browngrotta arts began to seek a larger audience for contemporary textile arts and sculpture – through catalogs, art fairs, media, the internet and co-partnered exhibits at museums, art centers and retail spaces. “We represent a uniquely global group of artists, from Europe, Asia, Israel, Australia, North and South America and the UK, working in a wide range of textile techniques and materials,” says Grotta, ”and we attract an international clientele.” In the last year more than 60% of the visitors to the firm’s website, were from outside the US. “The 10th Wave III will offer viewers unprecedented exposure to this exciting medium,” notes Grotta.

About browngrotta arts
For more than 20 years, browngrotta arts has promoted contemporary textiles and fiber sculpture. The firm has placed works in dozens of private and corporate collections in the US and abroad, as well as in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Arts and Design, the Art Institute of Chicago, the St. Louis Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Museum.

About Artifact Design Group
Since 2001, Artifact Design Group has offered museum-quality signature furniture to the public and the trade. Artifact features the work of Gregory Clark, nationally recognized furniture and industrial designer. Clark is the creator of Formal Contemporary©, a limited edition series of signature pieces. Artifact Design Group is located at 66 Danbury Road (Rt. 7) in Wilton, Connecticut and open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 to 5:00. For more information call: 203.834.7757.