Velocity of Textiles and Flight Patterns
Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Galleries
Georgia State University May 14 – July 31, 2015
Reception: Thursday, June 4, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
The Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Galleries launches the summer season with two contemporary textiles exhibitions featuring internationally known fibers artists. Velocity of Textiles and Flight Patterns will be on view May 14 through July 31, 2015.
Flight Patterns, curated by Dorothy Moye of Davis – Moye and Associates, is an exhibition of fiber art featuring twenty-seven international artists working with fiber and fiber techniques. The exhibition premiered at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, where it was on view for a year.
This exhibition showcases a selection from the endless possibilities in the textile arts—a selection that is not only within the traditions of the textile arts, but also pushes the boundaries and definitions of the medium in concept and execution. The theme, Flight Patterns, served as reference and inspiration for participating artists, referring not only to the initial venue at the world’s busiest airport but also to the many uses of the word and concept of patterns that are frequently used in connection with textiles.
A video and an online catalogue for the exhibition may be accessed at www.davismoye.com.
Amie Adelman, Azle, Texas
Jim Arendt, Conway, South Carolina
Andi Lavine Arnovitz, Jerusalem, Israel
Lanny Bergner, Anacortes, Washington
Bounxou Daoheaung, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Candace Edgerley, Alexandria, Virginia
India Flint, Mt. Pleasant, Australia
Mary Edna Fraser, Charleston, South Carolina
Cynthia D. Friedman, Merion, Pennsylvania
Meredith Ré Grimsley, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Jane Kenyon, West Vancouver, BC Canada
Deborah Kruger, Chapala, Mexico
Nathalie Miebach,Boston, Massachusetts
Kimber Olson, Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Martha Donovan Opdahl, Greencastle, Indiana
Junco Sato Pollack, Atlanta, Georgia
Lynn Pollard, Atlanta, Georgia
Della Reams, Doha, Qatar
Leisa Rich, Atlanta, Georgia
Jon Eric Riis, Atlanta, Georgia
Christine Sauer, New Orleans, Louisiana
Adrienne Sloane, Lexington, Massachusetts
Barbara Lee Smith,Gig Harbor, Washington
Mary Ruth Smith, Waco, Texas
Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga San Antonio, Texas
John Westmark, Gainesville, Florida
Bhakti Ziek, Randolph, Vermont
Velocity Of Textiles
The Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild presents Velocity of Textiles: the 2015 Chattahoochee Biennial of Textiles, celebrating our sixtieth anniversary as a fiber arts organization. Founded in 1955, the Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild has moved forward in time, always on the crest of the wave of new technological advancements and new concepts and ideas in the fiber arts. The work and the scope of the Guild, never static, has set a standard since its inception for forward thinking textile makers, viewers and collectors; we constantly expand on past experience to enrich our here and now. The 33 selected works reflect the forward trajectory of textiles within a twenty first century intersection of conceptual innovation, new and old techniques and materials, coupled with traditional attention to craftsmanship. Let us celebrate these past 60 years of the guild and the transformative power of textiles in the 21st century.
Our juror Jon Eric Riis is an internationally known contemporary fiber artist. He has exhibited his handwoven tapestries throughout Europe and Asia, and his work is in numerous collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Art Institute of Chicago, The Minneapolis Institute of Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art, The New York Museum of Art and Design, and The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Museum of Art. Riis was selected as the 2011 Windgate Fellow, and he received the 2014 Juried Prize in Artfields for his piece Neoclassic Female Tapestry. Riis currently exhibits at Jane Sauer Gallery in Santa Fe. Riis’ studio is located in Atlanta, Georgia.
Hyunsoo Kim, Seoul, Korea
Robin Haller, Greenville, NC
Cathryn Amidei, Ann Arbor, MI
Linda Hirschman, Woodcliff Lake, NJ
Tommye Scanlin, Dahlonega, GA
Johanna Norry, Atlanta, GA
Brigitte Amarger, Seine Port, France
Sarah Hulsey, Somerville, MA
Karen Searle, St Paul, MN
Mary Mattimoe, Clovis, NM
Betsy Bull, Savannah, GA
Erika Lewis, Athens, GA
Lialia Kuchma, Chicago, IL
Anna Chupa, Allentown, PA
Kathy Williams, Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Judith Krone, Atlanta, GA
Victoria Carley,Toronto, Canada
Michael Rohde, Westlake Village, CA
Susan Lenz , Columbia, SC
Joan Berner, Hendersonville, NC
Miriam Omura, Birmingham, AL
Vadis Turner, Brooklyn, NY
Gerri Spilka, Philadelphia, PA
Amanda Salm, Pacific Grove, CA
Deborah Corsini , Pacifica, CA
Nicole Markoff, San Francisco, CA
Erin Miller, Ypsilanti, MI
Marie Bergstedt, San Francisco, CA
Betty Busby, Albuquerque, NM
April Camlin, Baltimore, MD
Sarah Kusa, St. Paul, MN
Xia Gao, Okemos, MI
Andrea Donnelly, Richmond, VA
Directions/ Parking: The galleries are located at 10 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta GA 30303. We are within walking distance of the Five Points and Georgia State MARTA Stations. Pay parking available in T-Deck and metered parking on Gilmer Street.
The exhibition and programs are supported in part by GSU Student Activity Fee Fund.
Welch School Galleries hours:
M-F, 10am until 6pm; closed weekends and University holidays.
10 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303.
Press contact and images: Cynthia Farnell, Gallery Director, 404/413.5230, firstname.lastname@example.org