Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Philadelphia and beyond

More art from  Fiber Philadelphia: here is one critic's review.
 This piece at  the Snyderman was made of combs. Clever use of ordinary objects.
 Plastic now seems to be part of the fiber category: this is Amy Orr's House of Cards at the Philadelphia Art Alliance.  Made completely of credit cards.
This is a detail of the piece made from horsehair, wire, and transparent filament.  It is not 3-D but it is hung away from the wall and the dimension and lines you see are shadows. 
 Barbara Lee Smith - only one among many of her textile pieces on exhibit.

This photo doesn't do justice to Joan Dreyer's piece made of dental x-ray film and wire, in a radiator grill vase. It is part of her two-person exhibit with Dianne Hricko at the Crane Building. Dianne's beautiful silk woods don't show up well, either - but here I am with my two friends.  Dianne and Joan were two of the moving forces behind Fiber Philadelphia and Dianne's blog has some great behind-the-scenes posts.

One piece by Norma Minkowitz was at the Crane; she also had work at the Snyderman Gallery.
 And here is  a sample of the beautiful, not-to-be-missed, art cloth exhibit, Lines and Numbers, that Judy Langille put together at the White Space. This is by Sue Jones.

We did a huge amount of walking around the city, which is a work of art all by itself and is filled with murals and heart-rending old buildings.  My favorite parts of this city are South Philly (South Street, Lombard, and environs) and the Old City, around Cherry St. and Third.

The beyond part is my trip to Cleveland to tape a couple of guest spots for Quilting Arts TV and make a new DVD. Next post from there!


Gerrie said...

Such interesting and avant garde work. I think I will just go back to bed. I wish so much that I was closer to Philadelphia.

Dianne Koppisch Hricko said...

Hi Rayna... thanks for blogging... it is indeed a wonderful time to be in Philadelphia. Gerri...it's not too late to come for the SDA/ SAQA conference and take their bus tour of all the shows. And the weather should be pretty great by then too.

Lisa Kerpoe said...

Thanks for the overview, Rayna. I'm going to Philadelphia later this month just to look at the art. Can't wait!

Rayna said...

Your work looks great, Lisa!

Diane said...

Great adventure - and nice pants Rayna!

MariQuilts said...

So fascinating!!

Lisa Broberg Quintana said...

Thanks for sharing this! I'm looking forward to seeing it in the flesh at the SAQA meeting.

Love the "regula" mani.... :)


Mia Bloom Designs said...

Thank you so much for posting photos. Very inspiring!

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