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

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