A Group Exhibition of Textile and Fiber Art
April 1 – June 4, 2023
Featuring Rose M Barron, Nicole Benner, Kate Burke, Hannah Ehrlich, Sally C Garner, Sonya Yong James, Susan Lenz, Richard Jonathan Nelson, Ali O’Leary, Ato Ribeiro, Jess Self, Kathryn Somers, Zipporah Camille Thompson, Gabrielle Torres, and Jamele Wright Sr.
This exhibition of fifteen contemporary artists displays techniques in sewing, weaving, felting, quilting, dyeing, draping, and more. In addition to exploring the multivalent technical aspects of textile and fiber-based artwork, this group exhibition will also examine the different subjects, narratives, and contexts implemented by artists who all work within this vast artistic realm. The range of the artists’ backgrounds and methods will inform how craft and fine art convene in ways that play a part in a greater conversation of history, heritage, and identity.
“Entwined” artists weave beauty, memory, history, trauma into textile and fiber art
Entwined: A Group Exhibition of Textile and Fiber Art, at Marietta Cobb Museum of Art through June 4, is the latest in museum curator Madeline Beck’s presentations of unconventional, aesthetically compelling perspectives on traditional genres — which seem to be developing as her signature style. As in previous shows, she primarily uses work by artists from the metro area, and as always, Beck has paid careful attention to diversity of all sorts, including aesthetics.
Susan Lenz crafts her mandala pieces from vintage, every-day objects hand- stitched onto quilt fragments. This is “Mandala CXLIV.”
Sally C. Garner's "Altered Timelines No. 4, Jade" is one of the works in the "Entwined" group exhibit at Marietta Cobb Museum of Art through June 4. (All photos courtesy of the artist)