Amy Usdin: Places We Might Have Been

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December 10 2021– January 16 2022
The Phipps Center for the Arts
109 Locust Street, Hudson, WI 54016
Monday-Saturday 9:30am-9:30 pm
Sunday noon-5 pmContact: Amy Usdin

Fiber Artist Amy Usdin Exhibits in The Phipps Center
The show, titled “Places We Might Have Been,” features vintage nets redefined as woven fiber sculptures.

Minnesota fiber artist Amy Usdin, whose work has been exhibited in numerous group exhibitions across the country, will hold a solo show at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, Wisconsin from December 10 – January 16. There will be an opening reception Friday, December 17 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

The show, titled Places We Might Have Been, features abstract mental and physical landscapes woven onto worn fly nets for horses and fishing nets. Acting as warp and foundation for new life and volume, these artifacts honor the revolving intersections of past and present.

Richly informed by Usdin’s time spent caring for her declining parents, the works communicate with a bodily immediacy. Deeply personal yet broadly resonant, they speak to histories, to loss and longing, and to the dissonance of nostalgia, stirring an acknowledgement of our vulnerability and complexity.

Usdin’s work has been shown in print, gallery, and museum exhibitions throughout the United States, including prestigious surveys representing the diversity and breadth of contemporary craft and fiber art. Recognition includes the 2019 Surface Design Award from the Surface Design Association’s International Exhibition in Print, a 2020 Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, and the 2021 Award for Excellence and Innovation from the Textile Center at the MN State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition.