Fiber Art North East Galleries
Who What Wear
Who, What, Wear, explores the idea of “garments” as conceptual art.
Conceptual Art is art in which the idea or concept presented by the artist is considered more important than the finished art object. It proclaims itself to be an art of the mind rather than the senses. It is characterized by the use of different media and supports, along with a variety of temporary, found and everyday materials.
We challenged ourselves to create Conceptual Art with fiber and/or fiber techniques where the idea behind the art is as important or more important than the finished work.
In Zombnia Exhibit
The following poem by Ashley Mackey was the inspiration for this exhibit.
I tossed. Round up those sheep On my side
I turned. Provide a fence One leg bent
I puffed my pillow. A deep breath in And one leg out.
How many turns to go? Then let it out. On my back
Where ARE those sheep? Legs scissored now.
Blankets on Please, don't shout! Turn to the left,
Blankets off Turn to the right.
first I'm hot My pillow's warm Do-si-do, no Zs tonight? Now I'm cold. I flip it 'round At last!
Now I've got it My pillow's soft
One arm up I'm going down. No longer brick
One arm down No such luck Blankets n' body temps in sync
Off to the side Try fetal please And mattress one big cloud...,
Keep moving around Oh my god I drift down to that peaceful place,
(Make and octopus proud). I've got to pee. To dream..., and as I do ---
Sunbeams hit my face.
Count up by threes
Count down by nines
Count one to a hundred
Hidden Message Exhibit
Fifteen beautiful quilts which hide a word, an idea, a hope or a story for the viewer to find. If the message is not found, the viewer can open the folded label to reveal the message.
4 x 12 Exhibit
Fiber art created with a wide variety of techniques and mounted onto 4" x 12" panelboards.