• Wed. Jul 6th, 2022

Flora | Fauna | Fiber

Italiano (Italian)

*Featured photo: Alexandra Kehayoglou, 360 Panorama, Sun Study (detail), 2016. Hand-tufted textile (Courtesy of the artist

June 4 – October 9, 2022
Anne Noland Edwards Gallery, Mary M. Torggler Fine Arts Center, 1 Avenue of the Arts Newport News, VA 23606

Info (757) 594-0800; thetorggler@cnu.edu
Artists:Vanessa Barragão, Heather Beardsley, Hillary Waters Fayle, Amy Gross, Emily Jan, Alexandra Kehayoglou, Amanda McCavour, Caitlin Mccormack, Mulyana, Sui Park, Claire C. Taylor, Stephen Towns, Melissa Vandenberg

Flora | Fauna | Fiber features contemporary textile works rooted in the representation and exploration of nature. This exhibition will examine recent trends in contemporary art that challenge the stereotypical association of fibers, textiles and needlework with utilitarian applications or feminine pastimes. Revealing a rich diversity of approaches, techniques and content, the exhibition contains examples of fiber comingled with other media, such as photography. Works range from massive wall installations to jewel-like constructions inspired by the intricacies of the natural world. Informed by plants and animals as well as terrestrial and marine topography, the exhibited works also reference conservation and climate change.

The images are taken from the web page: https://thetorggler.org/exhibits/flora-fauna-fiber/