I am delighted to be participating in Basketry: Function and Ornament, which looks at the current practice of some 30 makers from throughout the UK. Curated by Gregory Parsons, the exhibition brings together functional vernacular work from various parts of the country, alongside pieces that are sculptural and ornamental.
From 28th April to 6th May 2018, browngrotta arts will once again open its doors for a group exhibition reflecting or inspired by blue and green. More than 50 artists from Europe, Japan, Scandinavia, the UK, North and South America, have created works which interpret these colours and what they symbolize in a myriad of ways. The exhibition will run for just 10 days and a full colour catalogue will be available.
From the 22nd April through to the 30th April 2017, browngrotta arts will present its 30th anniversary exhibition and I am thrilled to be taking part. More than 80 artists from Europe, Asia, North and South America, and the UK will participate, presenting wall works, art textiles and indoor and outdoor sculptures. browngrotta is only open for 10 days each year. The artists' Opening and Reception will be on Saturday, 22nd April from 1pm-5pm. The gallery will be open from the 23rd April - 30th April, between 10am-5pm. If you would like to visit outside the scheduled hours, please call 203-834-0623, to make an appointment.
I was delighted to receive notification that my work has been selected for Fiber Art Now's first annual exhibition, Excellence in Fiber. Keep your eyes peeled for the special expanded winter 2015 issue of Fiber Art Now. Initially planned as a print exhibition, the Fiber Art Now team is working on setting up museum and gallery venues for next year. Watch this space!
Influence and Evolution: Fiber Sculpture...then and now
browngrotta arts, Wilton, Connecticut
Last November I was thrilled to receive an invitation to exhibit with browngrotta arts in Connecticut. Influence and Evolution: Fiber Sculpture...then and now, took place in their gallery/home earlier this year and now returns to SOFA, Chicago, from the 5-8th November. browngrotta will be reprising a variation of their exhibition which features work by pioneers of the fiber art movement of the 1960s and 70s, including Sheila Hicks, Ed Rossbach and Magdalena Abakanowicz, alongside works by artists born after 1965. I have long admired these experimental artists whose works are so pivotal to the development and evolution of basketry and fibre art. Rebelling against traditional techniques and forms, their influence has been felt for decades. By pairing works together, this exhibition explores the impact and influence these leading practitioners have had on later generations of artists, including myself, who approach form, methods and materials with a similar sense of exploration.