Opening & Luke Haynes & Ellen Schinderman artist talks
Body Conscious: Southern California Fiber Exhibition
Saturday, August 23, 2014
4:30pm – 5:30pm
Body Conscious: Southern California Fiber Exhibition (August 23 – October 25, 2014)
The Craft in America Center is pleased to present Body Conscious: Southern California Fiber, an exhibition of nine forward-looking fiber artists operating in and around the framework of the human body. This geo-specific exhibition ventures to capture the aura of fiber art in Southern California, as well as to chart the region’s potential impact on the craft. Los Angeles is, after all, the veritable tastemaker of body image. It has also been a fertile region for the development of fiber as an artistic medium for expression.
Far from a static entity, the body undergoes change, self-induced or otherwise, on a daily basis. Our bodies go where we go, and with them we carry our biology, our sexuality, and our self-awareness. These are the things that make us tick, and the artists in Body Conscious uniquely present this motley portrait while employing a medium that is most conducive to articulating these themes.