Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Exh: Anne Wilson in Knoxville, TN (Opens Jan 21)

This exhibition couldn't be more aligned with the founding ideas of our own Slow Fiber Studios movement. If you're in the area of Knoxville, Tennessee, do check it out.

From their website:

The Knoxville Museum of Art is delighted to present Wind/Rewind/Weave, a major exhibition of work by visual artist Anne Wilson. For three decades, Wilson has been regarded as an innovative and remarkable voice in the visual arts. Her work rests at the forefront of artwork connecting conceptualism and handiwork, activism and aesthetics. Through a diverse range of source materials and production methods, Wilson's practice extends the relational in terms of labor, collaboration, and identity construction.

Wind/Rewind/Weave investigates the global crisis of production and skill based textile labor through three major works: Rewinds, a new sculpture created entirely in glass; video documentation of Wind-Up: Walking the Warp, a 2008 performance in Chicago; and a large site-specific project, Local Industry, that takes the form of an active weaving/winding factory set up in the museum space. click for pics on KMA's flickr

Knoxville Museum of Art
Knoxville, TN
Members Opening: January 21, 5:30p
Meet the Artist public discussion, January 23, 3:00p

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