The aim of “Interwoven/Contemporary Textiles” at the Marta Hewett Gallery is to explore “traditional and alternative textile materials.” Despite the diversity of what’s on view, the exhibition can be divided into artists who use traditional techniques and materials, and others who use alternative materials but still work with basically traditional techniques.
(Above) Orly Genger, Untitled (black), nd, rope and paint, crocheted, 38” x 28” x 1.5”. Courtesy of Sara and Michelle Vance Waddell.
“A Sense of Home: New Quilts by Heather Jones,” Taft Museum of Art, through February 18, 2018.
December 23rd, 2017 | Published in *, December 2017 | Karen S. Chambers
Jones sees modern quilting as “look(ing) at traditional quilting and then do(ing) its own thing.” 1 For this quilt maker, “its own thing” marries tradition and contemporary abstract art in quilts that are meant to be used and “paintings”—smaller pieced works stretched over wood supports.
Heather Jones, “Something in Your Eyes”, 2017, pieced cotton...
“Anima and Animus/Julia Oldham & Casey Riordan Millard,” Marta Hewett Gallery, through Nov. 11, 2017
October 29th, 2017 | Published in October 2017
You enter a different world when you walk into the Marta Hewett Gallery. The exhibition is “Anima and Animus/Julia Oldham & Casey Riordan Millard.” To navigate it, I needed to understand what anima and animus meant, yet another example of my spotty education. Gallerist Marta Hewett helped me there.