This pioneering presentation examines the work of sixteen contemporary artists who expand the possibilities of traditional fiber art, while challenging its definition. Utilizing various channels including social media, the curators selected talented mixed media artists who are transforming old art forms into modern works.
FIBERLICOUS brings together a wide variety of works that focus on social, political, spiritual, and personal experiences. The selected artists use materials or techniques drawn from fiber-art practices and combine various mediums to produce large installations, video, participatory projects, and interactive and performative works. Their work explores a range of themes from the human condition to the celebration of culture. Traditionally, fiber art has been employed for domestic uses including rugs, quilts and other home crafts. The term Fiber Art came into use after World War II to describe the work of the craftsmen and their contributions to the art world. Today, artists are pushing the boundaries of artistic expression by adapting the crafts and experimenting with materials and tools to deliver contemporary interpretations.
Featured artists include: Tanya Aguiñiga, Diedrick Brackens, Enrique Castrejon, Liz Collins, Dawn Ertl, Krista Feld, Carole Frances Lung “Frau Fiber,” Tina Linville, J. Christopher Natrop, Wendy Osher, Chili Philly, Jennifer Reifsneider, Nike Schröder, Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia, Ruth Katzenstein Souza and Ann Weber.
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Jennifer Reifsneider, Fiberlicious, 2015. installation image
Chili Philly (Phil Ferguson), Fiberlicious, 2015. installation image