September 6, 2008 – October 30, 2008
How long has it been since you thought of fabric as anything more than a covering for your body or couch? “Fiber for the Imagination”, hosted by The Gallery at the Stamford regional campus of UCONN will help remedy that. With an opening Saturday, October 4th, 1-3pm, this broad assortment of art pieces is bound to have something for all tastes. Though “fiber” often means fabric in this show, one of the exceptions is a tumbleweed shape of steel wire and metal disks called “Nest”. The gallery walls are covered with art as quilted fabrics. Saturated with color or black and white, 2 dimensional or 3, photographically realistic or sublimely abstract, each of the two dozen pieces expands ones vision of how fabric can impact and delight the eye. Sprinkled among the art quilts are fabrics as clothes – but not clothes you’ll see on any city streets. Some probably require directions just to put them on! These are outfits that have been seen on the Bernina and Fairfield Fashion Show runways.
These contemporary artworks are created by members of Fiber Revolution, a network of thirty professional textile artists, residing in six states, who are also members of SAQA (Studio Art Quilts Associates.) Fiber Revolution’s mission is to promote quilts as an art form and educate the public about fiber art. Fiber Revolution has been exhibiting as a group since 2003 in numerous museums and galleries across the United States such as the Museum of the American Quilter’s Society in Paducah, KY. and the Slater Museum in Norwich, CT..
“Fiber for the Imagination” runs from September 1st – October 30th at The University of Connecticut – Stamford, One University Place, Stamford, CT. Kerrie Mills Landa of Easton and Judy Cuddihee of Ansonia, CT are the curators.