EXHIBITIONISTA: “Alternative Fiber”
In celebration of alternative uses of fiber and textile material, The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA) is proud to present:
Alternative Fiber: A National Juried Exhibition.
In recent years the use of fiber and textile has greatly expanded creating art that no longer easily fits into the category of craft. New art has been constructed utilizing these materials in both sculptural, two dimensional, and even installation practice. LHUCA’s exhibition will focus on these ideas as we aim to create a juried art show highlighting the many alternative ideas present in these mediums.
I have two pieces in this exciting exhibition!
“Hopes and Fears and…” which won HONORABLE MENTION!
“Torrent and Tangle: Keep Your House in Order
Juror: Karena Bennett: Over the last two decades, Karena has worked with a variety of arts organizations across the Northwest ranging from small galleries to higher education institutions including most recently the Confluence Project and Caldera Arts. Currently, she serves as Executive Director of Surface Design Association (SDA), an international non-profit focused on fiber art and design. Since 1977, SDA has promoted artists around the world through exhibitions, events, and its quarterly publication, Surface Design Journal.
Founded in 1997, LHUCA, the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, is a nationally recognized private, 501(c)(3) non-profit fine arts center. Located in the heart of the Lubbock Arts District, LHUCA has a unique four block campus that offers exciting spaces and opportunities for the visual and performing arts. LHUCA is the largest contemporary art center between Dallas/Fort Worth, TX and Santa Fe, NM. This exhibition will be on display for First Friday Art Trails reaching over 4,000+ visitors. LHUCA is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm. Admission to our galleries is always free. For more information on our many arts programs, visit us at www.lhuca.org
Material III at the D’Art Center
I am thrilled to be showing in MATERIAL III at the D’Art Center, “an exhibition of original fiber artworks from across the country highlighting the quality and variety of artworks utilizing fiber as a major component, including non-functional, 2D, 3D, fine art, and fine craft in fiber including mixed media works, in a variety of styles, co-curated by gallery manager Amanda Bradley and exhibition juror, Ryan Lytle.”
Kudos to Amanda for hanging my piece, “Before the Fall” in such a great way!
I am honored to be honorably mentioned!
Debra Disman from Los Angeles, CA for her fiber art sculptural book, Before the Fall.
Statement: Inspired by the book, my work has evolved into a focused material exploration driven by a visceral relationship with cloth, thread, cord and string. I engage the actions of folding, stitching, tearing, cutting and gluing in a continual effort to build and create, tear and break down, heal and repair, as a way of navigating the tension of opposites. While referencing the book as structure, the work has moved progressively into other conceptual realms where devotion to material labor and a passion for the haptic become powerful motivators and themes.
See the Live, In-Person AWARDS EVENT HERE!
Exhibitionista: Material III at d’Art Center
I am thrilled to be showing in MATERIAL III, an exhibition of original fiber artworks from across the country highlighting the quality and variety of artworks utilizing fiber as a major component, including non-functional, 2D, 3D, fine art, and fine craft in fiber including mixed media works, in a variety of styles, co-curated by gallery manager Amanda Bradley and exhibition juror, Ryan Lytle.
I am showing “BEFORE THE FALL“, a sculptural book that is hung!
See the Live, In-Person AWARDS EVENT HERE!
Facing REFLECTION at the Korean Cultural Center
I am thrilled to be participating in:
REFLECTION at the The Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles in partnership with Launch LA co-juried by Sunook Park and Terrell Tilford
A reflection may be an image mirrored back to the observer or serious thought and consideration. In the case of this exhibition, it’s both. Launch LA, in partnership with the Korean Cultural Center presents “Reflection”, an open call exhibition.
Sunook Park is a professor in the CSULB School of Art and Brand Coach at SUNOOKPARK Branding. He is the independent curator and founder of ANDLAB: a motivational retreat center, alternative exhibition space, and education lab of art and design thinking.
Terrell Tilford is an accomplished actor as well as long time collector and curator of contemporary and modern art. He founded Band of Vices in the West Adams area of LA in 2015. The gallery serves as a platform for emerging, mid-career & established Contemporary artists.
LAUNCH LA believes exposure to the arts enhances quality of life and strengthens community through the shared appreciation of creative expression in all its forms and hybrids. LAUNCH LA is passionate about providing artists with quality opportunities to present themselves and their creations that reflect our times to a curious and enthusiastic audience at important happenings throughout Los Angeles.
The Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles (KCCLA) is the axis of Korean heritage in Los Angeles. KCCLA welcomes the general public to experience Korea’s rich traditions and history through specialized programs, sponsored events, and multiple learning resources. KCCLA will always aspire to promote cultural exchanges in southern California and continue to take initiative in globalizing the excellence of Korean culture.
For more information, contact:
James Panozzo, Executive Director LAUNCH LA
I am showing, “Maximum Security“, 15 x 18 x 10.25”, mixed media (book board, canvas, wood, hemp cord, watercolor paper, acrylic paint and ink)
Tour the Show!
Exhibitionista: IDENTITY at Art Fluent
“IDENTITY is a display of aspects that usually remain hidden—a bittersweet and raw take on what churns inside us. We all have a certain idea of who we are through our identity, but to get there, we need to probe beneath the surface. To get a sense of ourselves, we need to explore who we are, how we are viewed by the world, and the characteristics that define us. This exhibit explores our beliefs, qualities, expressions, and personalities that collectively form our identity.”
I am honored to participate in this exhibition, showing “White Zip“.