Triple Trilogy by Casey Puetz
Conversations in Stitch: On Abstraction
Work by Members of the Fiber Artists Coalition
Dates: September 9 - October 25, 2013
Conversations in Stitch: On Abstraction, an exhibition of fiber art by members of the Fiber Artists Coalition will be on display at New Vision Gallery from September 9 – October 25, 2013. An Opening Reception will be held Sunday, September 8 from 1:00 to 3:30 PM at the Gallery offering complimentary refreshments and an opportunity to be among the first to visit the exhibit.
In making selections for the exhibition, co-curators and members of the Fiber Artists Coalition, Gwyned Trefethen and Linda Witte Henke choose works that are likely to spark “conversations” with viewers or other pieces on display. Trefethen explains, “I chose work that I hoped would cause viewers to stop, question and ruminate. Abstraction is a departure from reality. The departure may be only slight, so that the viewer recognizes what is being depicted, but does not feel what is being depicted is seen through a camera’s lens. Abstraction can have no bearing on reality, such as geometric abstraction or emotive abstraction.” In order to continue the conversation viewers will be able to address the artists directly by completing Conversation Cards that will be returned to the artists.
The Fiber Artists Coalition is made up of Professional Artist Members of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) from the upper Midwestern United States. FAC curates traveling exhibits of its members’ works. Members employ a variety of innovative materials and techniques in the creation of fiber art with a contemporary edge. Some members have published books about their artistic processes and are in demand as teachers and presenters. Many exhibit their work in juried group and solo exhibitions within and beyond the U.S. The twelve members whose works are included in this show are Kathie Briggs, Shelley Brucar, Jennifer Conrad, Cheryl Dineen Ferrin, Clairan Ferrono, Linda Witte Henke, Peg Keeney, Pat Kroth, Casey Puetz, Gwyned Trefethen and Laura Wasilowski.
Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development and documentation. Information about the Studio Art Quilt Associates and the Fiber Artists Coalition can be found at www.saqa.com and www.fiberartistscoalition.com.
Conversations in Stitch: On Abstraction will be on exhibit September 9 – October 25, 2013. It can be viewed Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM and Fridays from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM at New Visions Gallery, located in the main lobby of Marshfield Clinic, 1000 North Oak Avenue. Admission is free thanks in part to donations from ART PARTNERS. Exhibit space and other support is donated by Marshfield Clinic.