Fiber in the Present Tense 2014
Exhibition dates: February 28 – March 29, 2014
Fiber in the Present Tense 2014 is a juried exhibition to showcase the fiber art work of the MA/RI Chapter of the Surface Design Association (SDA). The exhibition will be held at Artworks!, www.artworksforyou.org, in New Bedford, MA and coincides with a month-long celebration of fiber during March 2014 throughout the city.
We thank Deborah Corsini for being the juror. Ms. Corsini is the curator at the San Jose (CA) Museum of Quilts and Textiles. In her seven-year tenure, she has created a wide variety of historical and contemporary fiber art exhibitions including Changing Landscapes: Contemporary Chinese Fiber Art and Milestones: Textiles of Transition. In her studio practice, Ms. Corsini focuses on tapestry and creates dynamic wedge weave and eccentric works. Her pieces are exhibited in national and international venues. Ms. Corsini is a longtime member of the American Tapestry Alliance, The Textile Society of America and the Surface Design Association. She teaches at the City College of San Francisco and, at times, offers workshops in wedge weave and natural dyeing.
Below is an excerpt from the Juror’s Statement:
“It has been my privilege to jury the submissions for the SDA exhibit, Fiber in the Present Tense 2014. The work submitted was of high quality, interesting, and diverse. The submissions reflect the vast range of experience of contemporary textile practice. Themes ran the gamut from nature inspired to political to personal. Pure abstraction, color, and amazing texture also dominated the submissions.
I believe that the work included in the exhibit is visually strong, well crafted, and a testament to the variety and creative possibilities of fiber art. I want to thank all of the artists for submitting their work. I think that this exhibit conveys the strength and diversity of your region and that the work will hang together well.”
Deborah Corsini, Curator, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
The exhibition will feature works by Janet Austin, Suzi Ballenger, Kate Barber, Deborah Baronas, Judy Becker, Kimberly Becker, Robin Bergman, Nancy Crasco, Deborah Carlson, Jeanne Flanagan, Diane Franklin, Linda Gallagher, Beverly Gomes, Beatriz Grayson, Sandy Gregg, Carol Anne Grotrian, Jo Anna Hickman, Rosemary Hoffenberg, Sarah Jones, Catherine Kirsch, Mary-Ellen Latino, Saberah Malik, Jeanne Marklin, Joetta Maue, Salley Mavor, Martha May, Karen McCarthy, Sharon McCartney, Arlene McGonagle, Kathy Parkinson, Maureen Patrick, Marjorie Durko Puryear, Elizabeth Whyte Schulze, Jeanne Sisson, Adrienne Sloane, Priscilla Smith, Denise Sokolsky, Ellen Solari, Suzanne Taetzsch, and Nancy Young.