Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Local shows - textiles, life

Our lives are woven of experiences. We follow threads of meaning. Sorrow rips a hole in our hearts. We knit our lives back together. Three local shows push boundaries of textile as media, engaging us through their use of the familiar materials in new ways.

Currently at the Fountain Street Fine Arts is the show Cotton. Juror Joanne Mattera selected works  using cotton not necessarily as a material but as a theme. The result is an inspiring conversation between found objects, photographs, painting and sculpture. Read more about the exhibit here.  The show runs through January 27.
"Cotton" - featuring "On the Line" by Catherine Weber

Opening this week at Conant Gallery in Groton is What's Left Behind, a solo exhibit by Margot Stage. Her work examines loss, change and beauty through the reassembly of abandoned objects. Opening reception this Friday, January 18, 6:30-8:30,

Body Coverings, at the Trustman Gallery, presents work by Ruby Chishti, Sally Eyring, and Mariann S. Verheyen, with work that investigates the body and its coverings as sculpture, dreamscape and social commentary.
Untitled by Ruby Chishti

The show runs February 4 through March 7. Join the artists for a reception, 5 to 7 pm, Thursday, Feb. 7 (snow date Feb. 12).

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