15 Mar

Down to Sleep Exhibit

Down to Sleep is an exhibit of textile art curated by Joetta Maue and currently on display at the Chester F. Sidell Gallery at the Essex Art Center in Lawrence, MA.

The bed is a powerful locale in our daily life – with most of us beginning and ending our day here. We experience our most intimate moments of vulnerability, love, passion, sadness, and weakness here.  Most of us begin and end our life in this place that is piled with soft sheets and pillows.  As a metaphor we can experience all the most significant emotions of human life in this one simple place of our daily life.  This exhibit is work that explores this liminal space with contemporary fiber practices.

It looks like a wonderful exhibit from the photos. The gallery, filled with pieces that literally reach off the walls and into the viewer’s space invite interaction and consideration. It’s like a textile wonderland waiting to be explored. I have one piece, The Other Woman, in the show. I had hoped to travel to Lawrence to see the show in person, but alas, it’s not in the cards.

I encourage anyone who IS within a reasonable distance to make the excursion. Or if you can’t make it there, maybe like me, you’ll want to purchase the catalog here.

Down to Sleep runs March 1 – April 12, 2013
Essex Art Center
56 Island Street
Lawrence, MA 01840
Open M-F 10-6, Closed Sat & Sun
15 Feb

Down To Sleep Exhibit

Did I mention that one of my artworks, The Other Woman, was chosen to be part of the textile exhibit Down to Sleep in Lawrence, MA next month?
I won’t be able to make it to the opening due to the kids’ activity schedules, but I hope to see the show in person before it closes in April. Do go see it if you have the chance — the sneak peeks I’ve been getting from curator Joetta Maue have been quite tantalizing. You can even give Joetta a Facebook heads-up that you’ll be coming on the Down to Sleep event page.

The show is at Essex Art Center in Lawrence, MA and will run from March 1st (the opening!) until April 12, 2013. Gallery hours are M-F 10 to 6.