“Oh You Fancy, Huh?”, A Group Exhibition of 4 Artists, Always By Design Gallery, April 6-21, 2012. Opening Reception: April 6, 2012 6-9 PM.
“Oh You Fancy, Huh?”
A Group Exhibition of 4 Artists
Always By Design Gallery
April 6-21, 2012
Opening Reception: April 6, 2012 6-9 PM
“Oh You Fancy, Huh?’ is a group exhibition highlighting the work of four graduating fiber artists from Tyler School of Art, Temple University.The exhibition utilizes various fibrous techniques incorporating both sculptural and two-dimensional work. It encourages the creation of contemporary craft and celebrates textile and fiber arts, in conjunction with Fiber Philadelphia 2012.
Featured artists are Alexis Turner, Kelly Flegal, Christina Lukac, and Caleigh Stednitz. Inspired by Robert Hooke's book "Micrographia", Alexis Turner explores the juxtaposition between the organic forms of cellular structures and the artificiality of microscopic dyes through sculptural and two-dimensional fibrous techniques. Through the re-contextualization of traditional gaming forms and acquired skeletal remains, Kelly Flegal aims to compel the viewer to formulate their own questions as to why individuals place emphasis on symbols of status, trophy, and relic.Using the process and repetition of wrapping, Christina Lukac seeks to convey a sense of form and texture while simultaneously concealing the object within, highlighting its history in relation to the artist.In response to decorative arts and wallpaper motifs, Caleigh Stednitz utilizes and abstracts skeletal structures, which are incorporated into patterns that emphasize the curvature of the spine.
The opening reception will be held on Friday, April 6, 2012 from 6-9 PM at Always By Design Gallery.Food and drink will be provided.
Tyler School of Art is located on Temple University's main campus in Philadelphia, PA. The Fibers & Materials Studies Program offers both BFA and MFA degrees with a strong interdisciplinary approach toward traditional textile processes in combination with innovative contemporary techniques. The The Fibers & Materials Studies curriculum teaches technical skills to allow students to explore possibilities through loom and off-loom processes, dyeing and printing and digital output. The Fibers & Materials Studies courses encourage the use and experimentation of both traditional and non-traditional materials as diverse as Tyvek, latex rubber, wax, resin, and plant matter. Student work investigates two and three dimensions including wall pieces, wearables, indoor and outdoor sculptural installations, and book forms. To learn more about the program, please visit Tyler School of Art, Fibers & Materials Studies.