Weaving: Four Perspectives
organized by the Haystack Mountain School of Arts, US
Work by Christy Matson, Source: https://www.instagram.com/p/gbWPScF3lw/
In this online conversation on Thursday, April 29, 2021, from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM, organized by the famous Haystack Mountain School of Arts, four Los Angeles-based artists will discuss the various way they use weaving in their art practices:
Sarah Rosalena Brady (Huichol) is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher based in Los Angeles. Her work deconstructs technology with material interventions, creating new narratives for hybrid objects that speak on issues such as AI, craft and machine, and aerospace technologies. Hybrids function between human/nonhuman, ancient/future, handmade/autonomous to override power structures rooted in colonialism. They collapse binaries and borders, creating new epistemologies between Earth and Space.
Sarah Rosalena Brady on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarah_rosalena/
Kenturah Davis is an artist working between Los Angeles and Accra (Ghana). Her work oscillates between various facets of portraiture and design. Using text as a point of departure, she explores the fundamental role that language has in shaping how we understand ourselves and the world around us. This manifests in a variety of forms including drawings, textiles, sculpture and performances.
Christina Forrer’s tapestries, paintings, and works on paper are at once fantastic and brutally honest, cartoonish and harrowing. Her work is a searing exploration of conflict, which she perceives as being the very core of all relationships, human as well as throughout the natural world. Forrer’s visual language is rooted in the folkloric, yet the raw emotion and essential truths revealed are blatant and undeniable. Each work by the artist presents an Id-driven ecosystem, synthesizing need, hatred, fear, jealousy, and violence into a battle of bodies, instincts, and wills.
Christy Matson is a Los Angeles-based artist known for her painterly approach to textiles. Matson employs a Jacquard loom to create intricate weavings to which she often applies paint and other fiber techniques. Her work belongs to the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Smithsonian Museum of American Art. Recent solo and group exhibitions include the Cranbrook Art Museum, The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the Long Beach Museum of Art, the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Matson will open a solo exhibition at the Milwaukee Art Museum in 2022.
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