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Cavin-Morris Gallery

Sheldon Museum Logo The Art Institute of Chicago
Contemporary Fiber Art:
A Selection from the Permanent Collection
Ethel stein Helena Hernmarck
Crystalline Structures by Ethel Stein MU by Helena Hernmarck
November 3, 2010–February 7, 2011
Galleries 55, 57–59

The exhibition will feature 61 works and will be the inaugural exhibition of the reopened Elizabeth F. Cheney and Agnes Allerton Textile Galleries. It will explore how fiber art has developed as a contemporary art form. During the 1950s and 1960s, rigid distinctions among art mediums and “high” and “low” art, began to erode, as more and more artists began to incorporate fibrous materials and textile techniques in their works. This exhibition charts this exciting trajectory with work by 52 artists including Peter Collingwood, Lissy Funk, Helena Hernmarck, Ethel Stein and Jolanta Owidzka and artists with strong local ties such as Lenore Tawney and Claire Zeisler, who studied with sculptor, Alexander Archipenko in Chicago.

Also opening on November 3, 2010, at the Art Institute, will be June Wayne’s Narrative Tapestries: Tidal Waves, DNA, and the Cosmos. A pioneer in the revival of lithography during the early 1960s and a relentless explorer of the possibilities of paint, June Wayne has been a major figure in the Los Angeles art scene for decades. This exhibit will bring together 11 dynamic tapestries created between 1971 and 1974 based on Wayne’s innovative graphic designs. Magisterial in their conception and extraordinary in their refined beauty and execution, these works showcase not only Wayne’s unique vision but the rich possibilities of uniting contemporary ideas and a centuries-old medium.
Jin Sook so Permanently Mad
revealing the collection

September 27, 2008 - ongoing

Permanently MAD: Revealing the Collection presents approximately 250 works from the Museum of Arts and Design’s permanent collection. For the first time in the Museum’s 52-year history, dedicated collections galleries introduce visitors to the phenomenal ceramic, glass, wood, metal, fiber, and mixed media works in the Museum’s collections. Many of the pieces are on view for the first time.
Currently featuring work by Helena Hernmarck and Gyöngy Laky

Lawrence LaBianca

Fuller Museum Logo

The New Materiality: Digital Dialogues at the Boundaries of Contemporary Craft
Fuller Craft Museum

455 Oak Street
Brockton, MA 02301

1ll THESAURUS, Lawrence LaBianca

through February 6, 2011

Curated by Fo Wilson, this exhibition steps beyond the boundaries that currently exist among technology, art, and craft. The New Materiality looks at a growing development in the United States toward the use of digital technologies as a new material and means of expression in craft. Contributing artists include: Wendy Maruyama (San Diego, CA), Nathalie Mieback (Brookline, MA), Brian Boldon (Minneapolis,MA), Shaun Bullens and Cat Mazza (Providence, RI), Sonya Clark (Richmond, VA), Lia Cook (Berkeley, CA), Susan Working (Snowmass Village,CO), Mike and Maaike, E.G. Crichton, Donald Fortescue and Lawrence LaBianca (San Francisco, CA), Christy Matson (Chicago, IL), Tim Tate (Mt. Rainier, WA), and Mark Zirpel (Seattle, WA).

Norma Minkowitz Golden Child

A Stitch in Jewish Time:
Provocative Textiles

Hebrew Union College -- Jewish institute of Relgion MuseumHebrew Union College --
Jewish institute of Relgion Museum

Brookdale Center
One West 4th Street
New York, New York 10012

September 7 - June 30, 2011

Forty-one significant international textile artists, including
Yaacov Agam, Andi Arnovitz, Helène Aylon, Judy Chicago,
Adam Cohen, Laurie Gross, Nancy Koenigsberg, Greg
Lauren, Peachy Levy, Norma Minkowitz, Mark Podwal,
Elaine Reichek, Lisa Rosowsky, Miriam Schapiro, Laurie Wohl, and Estelle Yarinsky explore issues of Jewish history, culture, social justice, ritual, sacred texts issues of memory and reflection, interpretations of history and ritual, and links between the past and present.

fiber, mixed media
12" x 11" x 8", 30.5cm x 28cm x 20cm, 2009

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