in excellent company

This coming July, I will participate in a textile invitational at Warm Springs Gallery, here in Charlottesville. The title for the exhibit is Disintegration and Repair and my work will be displayed alongside work by five fantastic fiber artists; Kathryn Clark, Marguerite Gignoux, Karen Henderson, Natalia Margulis, and Barbara Wisnoski. I am beyond thrilled. Not only is this a big event and an honor for me, but it is a big event for our small college town. Owner and curator Barbara Buhr, is  expanding the scope of her already reputable contemporary art gallery by initiating this textile show, with its national and international participants. Here is the exhibition statement:

"Disintegration and Repair, examines the physical, formal and conceptual aspects of cloth's fragility, its tendency to deteriorate, and the human inclination to rebuild and restore. The exhibit speaks of wear and tear, damaged cast-offs and unwanted remnants as metaphors for the evidence of use and the passage of time. The idea of Disintegration and Repair offers artist and viewer the opportunity to reassess the meaning and value of mending and reuse."

True to form I am still working on my pieces for the show (samples of the work in progress is scattered throughout this post). 

The exhibit runs from July 1 - July 31, with an artist reception Friday, July 6, 6 - 8 pm. I would love for you to come for a visit to view the beautiful work on display!