January 9 – March 20, 2023
Beyond Traditions brings together seven multi-cultural women artists, curated by Felisa Federman. Participating artists bring their diverse backgrounds and cultural histories that have led them to the art world. They each create textiles that reflect their individual connections to countries of origin, various educational paths, or other forms of expression.
Fiber art is a branch of the fine arts that utilizes textiles as media. The word textile comes from the Latin textere, which means, “to weave, to braid or to construct.” There are many methods of textile production including, but not limited to, sewing, weaving, and embroidery.
Contemporary fiber art goes beyond craft. Fiber artists today pursue the unknown, creating new forms and expressions using old and new techniques and materials but emphasizing significance over utility. Artists explored the qualities of fibers to develop works that could be hung or freestanding, two or three dimensional, flat or volumetric, many stories high or miniature, nonobjective or figurative, and representational or fantastical and abstract.
Participating Artists: Maria Barbosa, Alla and Milana Borovskaia, María Teresa Camacho-Hull, Felisa Federman, Cristina Montero, and Alison Lee Schroeder
Left: Felisa Federman, Embodiment