Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New Pindler Outdoor Fabrics

photo credit Pindler and Pindler
Pindler and Pindler's new Signature Exclusive Newport Mansions Indoor Outdoor Collection
Outdoor fabrics are improving by leaps and bounds. We used to only be able to get blue marine canvas. Today all the major vendors have their own fabric lines and the texture has improved.
Some of the fabrics are so soft and pliable you'd be surprised to learn they are sun and moisture resistant. We recently made interior pillows for a client from "outdoor" fabric for her Hawaiian home. Everything seems to fade in their brilliant clear sunny weather!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Framed Textile Art

Curves and Color, Disney Hall
24" x 30.5"

Pamela Price Klebaum has perfected an acrylic frame that openly attaches textile art quilts to clear plexiglass for hanging textiles in an upscale yet traditional format. Without harming the textiles, this method of mounting art gives substantial support to even mixed media pieces that are uneven in weight. Interior designers will appreciate the standard wire hanger that is hidden behind the contemporary textile. This clear frame also is beneficial in a commercial setting where art may be relocated periodically. Note that the wallpaper background is visible through the plexiglass.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Fiber 2010 West

Woven metal, woven plastic, woven recyclables, woven fiber....there is so much variety in contemporary weaving on display at the Studio Channel Island Art Center in the heart of Camarillo, now through May 22.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Ventura Textile Exhibit

Becoming Art at the Seams is a juried textile exhibit at the Ventura Art Museum through June 20. Due to the renovation of the original museum, the exhibit is located just a few blocks away at 89 S California Street. Presented is a diverse collection of 36 contemporary art quilts of greater Los Angeles artists.
Linda Miller's "Flowing Through 2009" shown above is a whole cloth, painted, layered with fabric and then decoratively stitched by both hand and machine. The photo doesn't do the art justice as a two dimensional picture cannot present the details and color intricacies. You'll just have to take a road trip! One of the most wonderful qualities of textiles is the ability to manipulate the fabric and fibers. "Elemental 1" by Linda Cassirer of Santa Barbara, incorporates yarn and felting techniques to bring an undulating motion to her art.

Also of note:

Time Gone By, Karen Rips

Driftwood, Madeleine Bajracharya
Rehearsal, Sherry Davis Kleinman

Tucked Away, Loris Bogue