Saturday, March 6, 2010

Textile Twists in 2010 at Tokyo Electron

The Austin Fiber Artists have been invited to exhibit at Tokyo Electron which is located at 2400 Grove in Austin, Texas (just off HW71 and Montopolis). Tokyo Electron had two Opening receptions on February 24th, one to greet the employees and the second one to greet the public at large. Here you can see the artists taking a short break between the two. There are over 30 pieces of artwork that were juried by Beverly Mangham who also graced us with a talk about the artists and how their work was juried into the show. Additionally, the Austin Fiber Artists collaborated on a spring theme group project called "Primavera" where 27 individual artists each contributed a 6X24 art piece that was later mounted onto panels as seen above. Primavera so wonderfully captures the vast talent of folks in AFA by featuring quilted, needle felted, sculpted and woven pieces. I have two pieces in the show. Vertical Horizon was completed especially for the Tokyo Electron show and is composed of six 12'" wide pieces that are joined by connectors to compose 65" in total height. This piece may be displayed vertically or horizontally as desired and is made of African mudcloth and textiles, gelatin monoprinted sheers, heat distressed plastics and tyvek, and handmade beads. There are alot of symbols incorporated in this piece which relate back to life cycles as they pertain to the sun and moon. Spherical Illusion on the other hand is part of an abstract series I have been working on and measures 16.5 X 20.5. It is composed of hand dyed and screen printed, painted fabrics and is machine appliqued and quilted. Both are for sale and are available to a good home. Please visit Tokyo Electron and peruse the exhibit where you will be delighted to find all forms of fiber art.

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