“The Gold Standard Of Textile And Fiber Art” Exhibition

Westbeth Gallery

poster for “The Gold Standard Of Textile And Fiber Art” Exhibition
[Image: Emily Dvorin "PERHAPPINESS" 10 x 22 x 14 in. Woven cordage, yarn, thread, cable ties. Photo: Diana Spaeth]

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The location is the Westbeth Gallery within Westbeth Artist Housing, America’s largest art colony. The Textile Study Group of NY (TSGNY) show celebrates Westbeth’s 50th Anniversary by representing the gold standard of work from TSGNY members. The exhibit showcases over 75 judged pieces, representing the most intriguing facets of tactile techniques and materials.

Juror Lauren Whitley, senior curator in the David and Roberta Logie Department of Textile and Fashion Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, helps oversee a global collection of 55,000 textiles, costumes, and accessories. She has curated more than14 exhibitions including #techstyle and Hippie Chic. A Ph.D. candidate, she is focusing her research on textiles at the1933 New York World’s Fair.

Art to caress the warp and the weft,
along with the heft of the concepts expressed.
Textiles, plastic, sensors, fibers;
even some work in the genre of cyber.
Repurposed, reused, vintage, reclaimed; eco-awareness that’s newly acclaimed.
Lavish luxe textures, age-painted patina, figurative, abstract, conceptual schema. Beaded, seeded, embroidered, crocheted;
knitted and knotted in graphic display. Weaving, quilting, entangled directions,
melding in seemingly seamless connections. 2-D, 3-D, baskets, reliefs;
How compelling a patchwork to challenge beliefs.



from February 05, 2020 to February 23, 2020

Opening Reception on 2020-02-05 from 18:00 to 20:00

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