Photo credit: Peter Jacobs / courtesy of MAM
Here are some moments from a great night filled with fresh, innovative artwork and lively conversation. So proud to be included in this very well curated exhibition alongside such talented artists (including FAITH RINGGOLD).
New Directions in Fiber Art
February 9 - June 16
[artwork: Overcoat, Mixed media with embroidery and silkscreen on fabric, 51 x 34 inches]
“MAM will be exhibiting New Directions in Fiber Art, the New Jersey Arts Annual exhibition highlighting New Jersey’s visual artists sponsored by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. This juried show will consist of works created in the array of traditional and contemporary fibrous materials and methods all completed since 2015.
As humanity relies increasingly upon technology, there is a growing appreciation of the personal, sensuous delivery of mood and content through the familiar components of fiber. Putting forth the discoveries of their world and times, these artists engage the expressive potential of ancient methods with contemporary voices.”
Curated by Olga M. Bautista and Raul Villarreal
September 14 -September 27, 2018
Artists’ Reception: Friday, September 14th, 6:00-9:00 pm
“The exhibition examines the current US administration’s proposed Southwest border wall, extending 2,000 miles from San Diego, California, to Galveston, Texas, in addition to stretching far beyond the shoreline on both coasts. Hence, Art Space 88 Gallery’s show “Neo-Latinos: #NOWALL@ALL” conceptualizes, evokes, and conjures artistic imagery about this monstrosity that is estimated to cost $25 billion or more (shouldered by U.S. taxpayers), along with projected annual security, repair, and maintenance outlays in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Grimly, around three-fifths of the proposed “Wall” parallels the Rio Grande River, and by building north of the river, it could greatly hamper Texas’s access to freshwater, thereby ceding millions of barrels of Rio Grande’s water to Mexico to the detriment of American farmers and ranchers.” Excerpted from NOWALL@ALL by José Rodeiro
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